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The Brutal Honesty Of Katie Hopkins

Katie is in fact quite simply the product of upper middle class England. A terrifyingly extreme example - but an example nonetheless. But the reason she's so popular is because she DOES say what many people secretly think. Things that usually, we like to deny we think. We are appalled by what she says, but also addicted, because it reflects our own internalized prejudices. It rings true with us. And that's not about blame; it's about recognizing the privilege that is ingrained in our capitalist, bigoted, judgmental thinking.

Sex 3.0 by JJ Roberts

The goal of the book – as outlined by the author at the beginning – is to provide a new map for relationships. But no book can persuade readers through only emotionless hard analysis, psychological half truths and noticeably ‘masculine oriented’ sweeping assumptions about women and their motivations.

The Lies of Legally Blonde

What she achieves - and surely what all girls should aspire to - is an offer to join a prestigious law firm (where no doubt she will take an 80 hour work week and still have time for exercise and manicures) and a proposal of marriage. Splendid.

Sheryl Sandberg a Feminist Icon? Give me a Break.

Personally I like to measure my success in this life by how content I am with my circumstances, how happy my children are and how much opportunity I create for me and those around me (and not only in professional terms). I am no saint, but I have realised that it is impossible for me to be happy at the expense of others. And it is impossible for me to be happy by working 12 hours a day in the corporate sphere. But I am not everyone, and cannot make that call for others (unlike Ms Sandberg who seems to speak on behalf on all women).

What Did Whitney Really Want…

Whilst I didn't know Whitney, I do know about the desire to escape one's own life. Drugs of all types - whilst providing freedom and oblivion which can be temporarily stimulating, exciting and comforting are in no way a shortcut.