Lea Emery
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Lea is a 26 year old American comedian and writer currently based in London. She's normally ranting about social dynamics, politics, feminism, sex and dating and she can be seen performing around the UK. Other than that she's usually running or reading- she holds a BA in Political Rhetoric from the Gallatin School of Interdisciplinary Study at NYU, as well as an LLB and LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics.

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My Lingerie Is Feminist Because a Feminist Is Wearing It

(9) Comments | Posted 20 March 2015 | (23:00)

I love the Neon Moon lingerie ads. It's refreshing to see women with body hair, fat folds, cellulite - women that look like me, like they haven't spent eight hours in hair and makeup. And it's not just their bodies that are realistic, the positions look authentic- chatting...

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This Fox News Muslim Birmingham Blunder Isn't All Laughs

(8) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (13:00)

The latest Fox News blunder has been all over UK news. As soon as I saw that a Fox "terror expert" had claimed Birmingham was exclusively Muslim, so much so that non-Muslims won't even enter, I buried my face in my hands. Not just because it's hate-mongering nonsense but because...

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Being a Feminist Isn't Hard

(1) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (08:55)

Embarrassingly, I didn't realise I was a feminist until my early twenties. No one had ever told me what that word meant, and the few off-handed comments I had heard in high school suggested something controversial- a big agenda I didn't really understand, like maybe chaining all men in the...

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I'm Going Dutch

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2014 | (13:06)

I am bad at dates. Really bad. From start to finish I am awkward, abrupt, and, well, sweaty. But the climax of awkwardness (the only kind I reach) is always when the bill arrives. I tend to have a knee-jerk reaction to men trying to pay the check. I insist,...

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In Defence of Early Sex

(3) Comments | Posted 10 March 2014 | (23:00)

I have a lot of male friends. The nice kind. The kind that want a girlfriend, get sweaty-palmed before a date, and are giddy when it goes well. So I'm constantly baffled when, after a first date, I get the traditional phone-call run-down and they are disappointed because it 'all...

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