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International Women’s Day: Women In Technology

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Last Tuesday was International Women’s Day, and I don’t know about you, but this professedly celebrational day saw my social media news feeds filled with a sorry for itself mix of derogatory memes and self-righteous “meninist” posts. Even more shocking was the fact some of these posts were being shared by women themselves. Don’t get […]

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Sunday Summary 06032016

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This has been a bit of an odd and busy week, but I’m enjoying getting back into things and having deadlines to aim for and projects to focus on. This is what I’ve been getting up to in my spare time, and a few recommendations. 1. Listening: Back in January I began occasionally listening to podcasts […]

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Barbie’s Bae Gets a Dadbod Makeover 

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Following Mattel’s announcement unveiling the new body-positive Barbie dolls recently, it was only to be expected that the buzz around this change finally occuring would be followed by curiosity on social media as to when Barbie’s on-off boyfriend Ken would be getting the same style makeover. Someone with a wild imagination and some serious skills in Photoshop has […]

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Barbie Breaks Body Discrimination Barriers?

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Following a début over 50 years ago, Mattel have unexpectedly introduced a swift and dramatic change in the marketing of the classic Barbie doll. Often parodied and criticised for their impossible and unattainable proportions, and accused of reinforcing a long reigning unhealthy standard of beauty for young girls to aspire to, the brand are finally embracing a more […]