BIC: Alienate your customers #LikeABoss

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For Woman's Day in South Africa, pen manufacturer BIC decided to post a message to female customers on social media... Straight out of the 1950s.   The advert, which is supposed to be "empowering", encourages women to look like infants, act like dolls, and think like their male counterparts in order to achieve success in the workplace. Charming. I ...

Alice Underground: Down the Rabbithole and into Wonderland

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[Grace Carter as Alice - image source] In order to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the subterranean Vaults at Waterloo have been beautifully transformed into a sprawling underland... wonderworld... wonderground. No, no, that's all wrong, I'm certain! I must have been changed for Mabel! Produced by Les Enfants Terribles/Emma Brunjes ...

Help Fund Irreverent Dance: Europe’s First Gender-Neutral Body-Positive Dance Studio

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Last July, I had the good fortune to attend a Contact Improvisation workshop organised by London-based dance community, Irreverent Dance. Any reservations I may have had about how my body and its abilities would be received by my new peers were immediately quelled as soon as I walked into the studio. I was surrounded by a group ...

Watching Big Brother: 1984 at The Playhouse, London

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Oceanians gather for the daily Two Minutes' Hate. [image source] "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." Published in 1949, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian novel that, no matter when it is read, serves as a cautionary tale for the future. "We should never have trusted ...

20 Things Every Maltese Knows To Be True

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[image source] 1. There is no lunch better than a couple of slices of Maltese bread with good olive oil, tomatoes, salt and pepper, and an ice-cold Cisk to wash it down. 2. If you leave Malta to live abroad, you will eventually end up with a group of friends which unfailingly includes a number of Maltese. 3. ...

“Be me a little”: A review of ‘Let The Right One In’ at the Apollo

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[Martin Quinn as Oskar and Rebecca Benson as Eli in Let The Right One In. Image Source] I went into this show with no expectations whatsoever. I've never read the bestselling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, nor have I seen the Swedish and American film adaptations. All I knew was that the story somehow involved vampires. Never having liked horror ...

Travel the Word: London

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[image source] Are you tired of all those 'Things to do in your twenties' articles yelling at you to travel the world? I am. While travelling the world is a really, really good idea, sometimes life throws a stones in your path which disallow you from spending your money on travels - or perhaps you're not ...

Links! Ellen Page! Photoshop! Storytelling! Let It Go!

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[image source] Doing the rounds all over my Facebook and Twitter feeds this last week was Ellen Page's coming out speech, which happened on Feb 14 at a Human Rights Campaign conference for LGBT youths. It is an absolutely beautiful speech which is well worth the time it will take you to watch it. Four women took ...