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Its so toxic: why were addicted to mean online gossip about women

I used to spend a lot of time reading snarky online comments about other womens lives until I decided to put an end to it for my sanity Its 3am and Im on Reddit. Im reading a thread of comments that number in the thousands, scrolling through missive after missive, unpopular opinions, all. Im reading about the women on this season for The Bachelor. Some commenters rip apart their fashion choices, others discuss the contestants faces, debating endlessly about whether this woman had fillers, that woman had Botox. Im breastfeeding…

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She climbed Everest nine times and set a world record so why doesnt she have sponsors?

Lhakpa Sherpa works for minimum wages and currently washes dishes, as she trains for her 10th Everest summit with no endorsement deals, no nutritionist and no trainer I reach Lhakpa Sherpas West Hartford apartment at noon on an overcast Sunday in Connecticut. She bounds out of the front door, embraces me, and welcomes me inside. The small apartment is dimly lit. The living room has a few chairs, and a wall of sports medals from her two daughters 5Ks and gymnastic meets. Lhakpa was the first Nepalese woman to summit…

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Carnality and consent: how to navigate sex in the modern world

The past four months has ascertained a reckoning. After frank debate about casual hook-ups and uncomfortable encounters, a new understanding of dating is emerging Sex The past four months has insured a reckon. After frank deliberation about casual hook-ups and uncomfortable encounters, a new understanding of dating is emerging Gaby Hinsliff Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger

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Are music festivals doing enough to tackle sexual assault?

Reports of rape and other attempts are on the rise but, from grassroots groups to industry endeavors , measures are being undertaken to keep attendees safe Festival season is a time of joy, sunburn and sloshing about in muddy realms. However, this booming industry which attracts millions of attendees each year and convicted of attacking two women in the medical tent at Wilderness. Just last week, police announced that alleged assault by a security guard at London one-dayer Lovebox has furthermore been well publicised. While many attempts happen out of…

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Pregnant in the field: have trowel, will travel

An archaeologist rendered birth to a brand-new photographic category by requesting fellow scientists to upright cracks of themselves excavating while expecting Suzanne Pilaar Birch was seven when she caught the archaeology glitch on their own families expedition to Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Oh this is so cool! she showed. I want to come back here and delve. So when, 24 year later and now a professional archaeologist based at the University of Georgia and still devoted to mining she was invited on a field…

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