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New laws to make revenge porn illegal?

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Break ups are hard enough as it is, but they’re especially traumatic if you have an angry ex who is gunning for revenge and isn't afraid to share intimate pictures of you with...

03/10/2013

No More Page 3! The story so far...

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Fed up of seeing boobs in newspapers? Us too. Which is why we've been fully supporting the No More Page 3 campaign. Since it launched last summer they've had over 119,000 signatures...

03/10/2013

Babies block promotion: How women really feel about their career prospects post-baby

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Babies block promotion: How women really feel about their career prospects post-baby

A recent survey by MaternityCover has discovered some shocking stats about how women feel their careers are affected by having a baby. From getting overlooked for promotion to...

01/10/2013

5 steps to get the life you love

Home / Women in Focus / Career / 5 steps to get the life you love

Sometimes it can feel that as soon as one part of our life is going the way we want (our job, relationship, friends and family) something suddenly happens to throw one of them off...

27/09/2013

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' banned by universities for undermining women

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' banned by universities for undermining women

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines is definitely an opinion splitter. Whether you think it was the tune of the summer or a slap in the face of feminism one thing's for sure, everyone's...

24/09/2013

The top ten funniest feminist videos ever

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Feminism doesn’t have to be all straight-faced seriousness. Sometimes it can be more powerful to put a point across by tickling your funny bone rather than by being told off...

12/09/2013

Buying A House? The Key Questions To Ask Your Estate Agent

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Buying A House? The Key Questions To Ask Your Estate Agent

After what feels like a lifetime of renting, you’re finally ready to do it. Ready to take that plunge and become an actual – gasp – homeowner. You’ve saved up and now you’re...

06/09/2013

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines parody banned for indecency?! Oh the irony.

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Robin Thicke Blurred Lines parody banned for indecency?! Oh the irony.

We're not gonna lie. We find Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video to be a piece of complete sexist crap - the naked version and the mainstream version. But we're failing to understand...

02/09/2013

Time for a sabbatical? How to make the most of a year off

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Time for a sabbatical? How to make the most of a year off

Imagine taking a year off work to do everything on your 'one day' list? Sounds good right? No wonder sabbaticals are tempting more and more professionals. While taking a year...

30/08/2013

Oh great, the gender pay gap just got worse...

Home / Women in Focus / Women in Business / Oh great, the gender pay gap just got worse...

Just when you thought the equal pay gap was getting better along comes the bonuses to slap us in the face. This week the results of a new survey for 2013 showed that the existing...

20/08/2013

No nipples please - we're Irish: The Irish Sun bins boobs on Page 3 (sort of)!

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / No nipples please - we're Irish: The Irish Sun bins boobs on Page 3 (sort of)!

In a decision that has shocked us all, The Sun in Ireland has chosen to take out the bare boobs on Page 3. After a lot of campaigning from ‘No More Page 3’, thousands of signatures...

16/08/2013

Top of the Lake: Intelligent female-fronted television

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Top of the Lake: Intelligent female-fronted television

When you turn on the TV nine times out of ten you’ll be watching a sexy leading lady. That’s of course IF there are any female leading ladies to begin with. But that’s something...

14/08/2013

Paid time off for your period…huh?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Paid time off for your period…huh?

We’ll skip pass the various red paint/wave euphemisms (even though there are ALWAYS new laughs to be had there) and get right to it. Having your period is a pain in the ovaries...

07/08/2013

How to have a great day at work every day

Home / Women in Focus / Career / How to have a great day at work every day

Some days things just seem to go from bad to worse. From the moment you wake up – on the wrong side of the bed, naturally – to the never-ending to-do list at work, sometimes...

02/08/2013

The name game: Why did J.K. Rowling use a male pen name?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / The name game: Why did J.K. Rowling use a male pen name?

J.K Rowling was publicly outed as the author of the brilliant detective thriller The Cuckoo’s Calling. It was revealed that what was at first believed to be a modestly successful...

01/08/2013

Porn Sex vs. Real Sex: Sex Myths Busted

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If you've ever had sex and watched porn then you'll probably be aware there are some BIG differences (how's that for an innuendo?). Thankfully the guys at KB Creative Lab have...

31/07/2013

Innocent Inspires: How to be your own boss

Home / Women in Focus / Career / Innocent Inspires: How to be your own boss

Think Innocent just do smoothies - where have you been? Over the last 3 months Innocent smoothies have been hosting events all around the capital with a load of incredible speakers...

30/07/2013

Lads' Mags ultimatum: Cover up or be taken down

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Lads' Mags ultimatum: Cover up or be taken down

As of today, one of the UK’s biggest supermarket franchises, The Co-op, has given Lads' Mags a deadline of 6 weeks to cover up or get off their shelves. With David Cameron’s...

29/07/2013

Victory for women on banknotes campaign! Jane Austen to be on £10 note

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Victory for women on banknotes campaign! Jane Austen to be on £10 note

Today, due to the major success of the campaign ‘Bank of England: Keep a woman on English banknotes’ on Change.org, The Bank of England will announce that Jane Austen will be...

24/07/2013

Haifaa Al-Mansour director of WADJDA chats to sofeminine

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Haifaa Al-Mansour director of WADJDA chats to sofeminine

WADJDA is a ground-breaking film for many reasons. It’s the first full-length feature from Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour, the Kingdom’s first female filmmaker and...

16/07/2013