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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Public Breastfeeding

This seems to be a large issue in the UK. There are arguments for and against breastfeeding in public and to what extent it should be done. This is a topic I am not fully sure where I stand upon, so I will list both reasons for and against that I can think of, and then leave you to state where you stand upon it.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Why Whiplash is an incredible movie

"Damn, what a film," I just said to myself after watching Whiplash for the third or fourth time in my life (wrote this post immediately after). If you haven't seen it, it's about an amazing Jazz drumming student (Andrew) emotionally abused by his sociopathic teacher (Fletcher). It's one of my favourite movies and I believe one of the most amazing films ever. This post will explain why. Will contain spoilers, so not recommended if you haven't seen/are planning to see this film.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings

These two blessed series are often compared to one another. I've heard arguments claiming that GOT would not exist without LOTR. However, I actually find them to be very different.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Men vs Women - Who has it easier?

Trick question; I don’t think men or women have their lives easier or non-easier. Some things both are at an advantage and disadvantage on, and they all depend on the person; their wealth, social class, what country they live in, their educational background, etc. But for the sake of this post, generalisations will be made because it’s impossible to measure every single person in the world.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Most Irritating Film and TV Characters

Ever watch a movie or a show and think ‘god I want to shoot x character in the face’? Yeah me too. Here’s a list of fictional characters I can’t stand.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Girls, Boys and Body Image

Body image concerns men and women; not one or the other more. But what really goes through our heads?

Friday, 9 March 2018

School, Uni, and all that.

This is an honest blog by an honest girl. I think it's important to be honest about yourself in life, and for some reason I find honesty much easier sitting behind a computer screen than staring at someone face-to-face. It is my honest feeling that I really don't care that much about having a degree and never really have. What I want to do in life doesn't require a degree. So why the fuck am I at uni?

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Reviewing Louise O'Neill

In 2015 I discovered this novel in my sixth form's library called 'Only Ever Yours.' I picked it up, thinking it looked vaguely interesting, and did not expect how much I would obsessive over it and how it consumed me. I was so bowled over by this incredible novel that I emailed the lovely Irish author telling her how much I had adored it, and she emailed me back (yay!) in a brief series of emails. I became super excited for her next novel 'Asking for It', which I thought was good but horribly upsetting. Her latest book came out days ago and I finished it yesterday. This is a post all about my take on the works of Louise O'Neill. Note: may contain spoilers.

Monday, 5 March 2018

I'm sick of feminism.

I'm sick of feminism. I sick of those that are pro-feminism and those that are anti-feminism. I'm sick of hearing that 'feminism is about gender equality' and equally that 'feminism is cancer.' I'm sick of every female-oriented story or film or show being classed as 'feminist.' I'm sick of seeing it and hearing it all over the media. I'm sick of 'girl power' and International Women's Day.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Reviewing 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'

My favourite Disney film is The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I think it is an incredible movie that takes my breath away every time I watch it. As a kid it used to scare me according to my parents (can't say I'm surprised), but as an adult I find it captivating. This long post shall explain why.