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Why does Hollywood still think body shaming is hilarious?

Why does Hollywood still think body shaming is hilarious?

The current ‘ideal’ female figure is made up of a set of unattainable contradictions – ultra-slim but not too bony, curvaceous but not too broad, wide hips but a small waist, strong but still dainty and graceful. We are unknowingly surrounded by anti-fat messages such as these, and the damaging effects of this reach far beyond women who are heavier-than-average and it instead harms all those who view it.

Empowering women through female rap music

Empowering women through female rap music

The recent increase in the popularity of female rap through platforms such as Tiktok has led listeners to view the music as both empowering and progressive. However, many still argue that the sexual and arguably aggressive lyrics of women in the industry further perpetuate the misogynistic connotations of hip-hop. Regardless of the stance that one may take on the topic, it seems as though there is an undeniable depth to our beloved hot girl summer anthems.

Do we need a Gossip Girl reboot?

Do we need a Gossip Girl reboot?

The original series had us romanticising a world of materialism fuelled by the capitalism of the millennial boom. But as these ideals came crashing down around us, viewers of Gossip Girl began using the series as a form of escapism from the surrounding depression. Will the newest reboot represent a more diverse, inclusive and relatable version of the Upper East Side?