Tag: Girls

Music, Venue

Not your typical girls

The early 1990s, and in the underbelly of America’s north-west coast, a new slice of anarchy was cutting through social conventions and norms. The foundations of this movement lay deep in the D.I.Y methods of punk rock and its aggressive fist, waiting to break into the glass ceiling of punk music and the subculture at…

Sport

UEA Angels secure Legacy medal

UEA Angels’ Cheer Stunt comp squad have placed third at Legacy, their second competition of the year. Legacy was held at Stratford’s Copper Box, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venue which now serves as a multi-purpose sporting arena. The Angels scored 89.70, improving on their result from the season-opening Future Cheer competition. President Emily Roe…

Sport

Blackpool IVDC 2019

On the 23 February, a few of our members recently attended the biggest university Dancesport competition in the UK, Blackpool IVDC. Blackpool is famous for its ballroom scene, and the Winter Gardens, where the competition takes place, is spectacular. The competition day is incredibly demanding, with most competitors waking up around 4-5am to get ready…

Fashion

Jameela Jamil shames Avon for dimples advert

‘Dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs)’. This was the thoughtless and, frankly, unbelievable slogan used by beauty company Avon in their most recent marketing campaign. Unsurprisingly, it received instantaneous backlash, most notably from former UK television and radio presenter and current star of Netflix’s The Good Place, Jameela Jamil. As well…

Features

‘I lived in constant fear’

These are the words of Nazma Khan, who founded World Hijab Day, which was on 1 February 2018. Khan immigrated to New York from Bangladesh when she was just 11. ‘Wearing a hijab was a direct sign that I was Muslim, I lived in constant fear. I was called names such as Osama Bin Laden…

Features

Galentine’s Day

Created in the most consumerist fashion, the celebration of female friendships that is Galentine’s Day comes from the second season of Parks and Recreation in which Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) explains it as ‘the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home,…

Sex Survey 2019

Cucumbers and condoms

As a queer person, I’ve often wondered how my secondary school experience would have been shaped had I been provided with even a basic level of sex education relevant to my interest in kissing people that weren’t boys. Of course, access to good quality sex education is not limited to classrooms, but for most it…

Sex Survey 2019

Dick pics on the rise

Something that has been prevalent in the modern age of dating: receiving ‘dick pics’. A baffling phenomenon that often occurs in the midst of a conversation, when a (usually) male counterpart sends a photo of his genitalia without the consent of the person on the receiving end. A recent YouGov study states that one in…

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