Stop Pretending There’s Only One ‘Real’ Relationship Type

There are so many more relationships than just those of two people who share romantic and sexual feelings for one another The fifties are often referred to as embodying (modern) sexual repression and celebrating conservative approaches to relationships. This is in part as it was followed by the rise of the hippy, and the sexual revolution of the sixties. The ‘nuclear family’ also became a … Continue reading Stop Pretending There’s Only One ‘Real’ Relationship Type

The Future of Vogue is Enninful’s Enigma

Vogue is entering a whole new era Vogue is the undisputed sovereign in fashion publishing. Its reputation as a behemoth of fashion features and influence precedes each issue that is held in the manicured hands of its readers, a reputation that spearheaded the magazine into its hundredth year in 2016. But as the publishing industry goes digital, the future of Vogue’s pages, like many others, … Continue reading The Future of Vogue is Enninful’s Enigma

It’s Okay to Ditch Toxic Friends

Why put up with people who only make you feel worse? Friendships can and often do matter as much as family. We can’t choose which relatives we get lumped with, but we can choose our friends and yet, despite this common saying, people often forget that means we can choose to end friendships that are just no good for us. Talk about breaking up is … Continue reading It’s Okay to Ditch Toxic Friends

The Top 10 Reasons The Sims is So Much Better Than Real Life

The Sims was the game that offered us a world we all wanted to live in. We’ve all played it, or if not, watched someone we know play it. It’s the game that took the Millennial Gen by storm. Create as many characters as you like from scratch, design a house from scratch (or if you’re too lazy, pick one already made), and turn them … Continue reading The Top 10 Reasons The Sims is So Much Better Than Real Life

The Only Thing Wrong With Nudes Are The People Who Hack Them

Stop shaming people for taking nudes ‘Be safe’, women are told constantly. Nude photos are just one area where it’s women who are policed. By and large, organisations designed to protect and empower women and young people say that if we really must send nudes then do it safely and do it with people we trust. There are several flaws with this argument though. Most … Continue reading The Only Thing Wrong With Nudes Are The People Who Hack Them

REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Emmy Brown reviews the new psychological thriller that’s got everyone talking… **Spoiler warning** The Killing of a Sacred Deer: An uncomfortable roller coaster that manipulates food into the abject. With a current domestic gross of nearly a million dollars, director Yorgos Lanthimo’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer is certainly making waves within the ocean that is the independent film scene. His sixth feature film doesn’t … Continue reading REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Review: White, Angry and American – and How Even Liberals Converted to Hate

The hauntingly powerful documentary showed the truth all white people knew but wanted to hide – anyone can turn to hate when it suits them Channel 4’s documentary, White, Angry and American was raw in its depiction of even casual hate. Gary Younge was impressive in the face of an onslaught of abuse from Richard Spencer but the show was a powerful reminder of the real … Continue reading Review: White, Angry and American – and How Even Liberals Converted to Hate

Anthony Mackie hails Marvel for diversity, Hayley Atwell shares views on representation

Is Marvel starting to deliver diversity? Representation has been a hot issue over the last few years, especially in superhero movies. With the upcoming Black Panther film set to drop in February, eyes are focused on the first hero of colour to get his own feature film. Stand Up spoke to Anthony Mackie, who plays The Falcon at MCM London Comic Con about his views on … Continue reading Anthony Mackie hails Marvel for diversity, Hayley Atwell shares views on representation

Five Empowering TV Shows All Women Need To Watch

These shows will have you feeling empowered and badass in no time… More please! A young woman claims: “Yes, I’m a feminist” and in response, a middle-aged man replies: “Oh, you must be a butch man-hating lesbian then.” Sound familiar? There’s a damaging stereotype around women who want to be seen and treated as equal to men, but TV is showing just how awesome women … Continue reading Five Empowering TV Shows All Women Need To Watch