Lizzie Cernik
Lizzie Cernik is a freelance journalist obsessed with food, travel and incredibly expensive shoes she can’t walk in.

Exploring the world of faff waxing, Brits abroad and a few nice holiday destinations, she also runs a travel and lifestyle blog at

Follow her on Twitter @baggagegirl for updates on her various rants, calamities and blogs.

Entries by Lizzie Cernik

It's Not Just India: Why Victim Blaming is a Universal Problem

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2015 | (13:08)

"Only about 20% of women are good," announced Mukesh Singh, a man facing the death penalty for his part in the brutal gang rape and murder of medical student, Jyoti. The victim blaming and lack of remorse shown in the documentary 'India's Daughter' has attracted widespread revulsion across the world,...

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Do Funny Women Finish Last?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2015 | (23:00)

"You're actually pretty funny for a girl. Although most guys don't really care about that." It was a backhanded compliment, delivered by the kind of dribbling misogynist who masturbates over the annual sexy arse calendars you get free at service station garages. But it struck a chord. Funny is supposed...

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Top Five Weird Beauty Trends

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2013 | (14:39)

Once upon a time in a far off land, nobody gave a flying badger what your foo looked like on the beach. But when the body police at Playboy magazine decided sex appeal was largely based on possession of triple Z breasts and fluorescent orange skin, looks management became more...

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Why Cheesy Isn't Romantic

(0) Comments | Posted 2 August 2012 | (11:17)

When it comes to matters of the heart I'm as misunderstood as that green faced witch in Wicked the Musical. Castigated as a contemptuous romance killer, I take a zero tolerance attitude on cheese.

Valentine's Day leaves me cold. Disneyland proposals make me greener than a night on snakebite black....

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Why You Should Never Get a Boob Job

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2012 | (10:37)

It's been 20 years since Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson put boob jobs on the map with her bouncing silicon coconuts. And despite recurrent health scares, botched surgery and the £5,000 price tag, the demand for Barbie doll chests continues to rise. Glamourised by the media and modelling industries, data from...

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Can Technology Solve Family Rows?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2012 | (00:00)

At the age of 14 I spent two month's allowance on a pair of pink shiny trousers and a wildly inappropriate crop top that made me look like Pretty Woman in a training bra. Fashioned from the two tone fabric that made Pilot a legendary shop of the 90s, I...

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Is Dating Politics Too Complicated?

(1) Comments | Posted 10 May 2012 | (22:16)

When I was 11 a boy in my class asked me out. We spent the summer of 1995 holding hands before exchanging Haribo jelly rings in the library as symbols of our everlasting devotion. Then high school happened and he immediately abandoned me in favour of a taller, prettier, less...

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Relationship Clichés Translated

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2012 | (00:00)

No matter how gargantuan a woman's backside becomes, when she asks for an opinion on its size, you always tell her it's small. If it's abundantly clear her body mass index is teetering towards the 'morbidly obese/death by coronary' line, you might throw in adjectives like 'curvy' or 'cuddly'. But...

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Has Internet Dating Killed Romance?

(32) Comments | Posted 29 March 2012 | (00:00)

In 1992 the lonely hearts section of the internet was dominated by the kind of socially inadequate wackadoodles that collect badger porn and stroke your bottom on public transport. Fast forward 20 years and these websites are fronted by attractive young professionals with long swishy hair and pearly white TV...

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