There is nothing anti-feminist about wanting to look good or be desired, for yourself or for male attention. But there is something wrong when a self-proclaimed feminist tells other women how to behave.
As a Labour politician it isn't often that I defend a Tory. Maria Miller's past misdemeanors over expenses have been dealt with, losing her Cabinet seat. That has nothing to do with the recent Commons report on gender identity. Littlejohn's attack is just another cheap and nasty 'character assassination' in a desperate effort to undermine the report's legitimate findings.
Like most women I have navigated most of my life through a smorgasbord of insults and 'compliments' regarding my body - more often than not comments that somehow compared my body to food. I had to learn fast what food types it was ok to be and what were definitely not.
Bella sets her camera up on a tripod, making sure to position it in front of a window to get the most light. She checks herself in the camera screen, brushes her hair behind her ears, and takes a deep breath.
The international response to what took place and what continues to take place is both a travesty and injustice. Hundreds of thousands of Innocent men, women and children fled to neighbouring countries such as Chad and Cameroon but more than 600,000 people remain displaced inside the country with many trapped inside enclaves they cannot escape.
We're still talking about it, but not many people in the Labour leadership seem to be listening. In 2020, Labour need to win 94 MPs to form a majority government of just two. The newly released Beckett report has pointed out a variety of reasons Labour lost in 2015, mainly that of the economy, immigration and welfare.
For years Liberty has argued that Schedule 7 - a breathtakingly broad and intrusive power to stop, detain, question and seize without suspicion that can be used against anyone travelling to, from or through the UK - is ripe for overuse and abuse. And yesterday, in a landmark victory for our free press, the Court of Appeal agreed with Liberty's intervention.
The underlying cause of last week's strike is not, it turns out, chronic NHS underfunding, inadequate workforce planning, or constant inflammatory sniping from Jeremy "nuclear option" Hunt. No, it's the women like me who are first flooding our medical schools, then popping out babies with impunity, and finally abandoning our patients for a lazy part-timer's life.
No liberal believes in absolute freedom. We restrict freedom of speech by outlawing incitement to violence or racial hatred, and we restrict freedom of movement by putting in place border controls. Liberals are not anarchists: they believe in the need for some kind of State structure to protect life and liberty.
In this job climate, it's not far-fetched to think that they might just opt for another applicant, who doesn't happen to have been embroiled in a court case. We need a logical, informed discussion around whether those accused of rape should be granted anonymity.
Bowie was also a public relations genius. He played the media as well as he played his music. As a long-time fan, I find it hard to think of an artist who has used the media more consciously than Bowie.
This week, several tabloids, ran stories about a sinister-sounding woman who takes time off from fund raising for 'terrorist' families' only to pander to her rarefied hobby as a 'cheerleader for Islamic Zealots.'
When reporters talk about national security on TV news, you won't see the tightrope they're treading behind the studio desk. An inch towards one side, and they risk scaremongering - sway the other way, and they're in danger of understating an important story.
The left and the right of the Labour Party need to compromise. They need to unite. The right need to stop their obstinacy, accept Corbyn's mandate and attempt to compromise. The left need to stop their childish and unhelpful criticisms of MPs that question the purity of Corbynism. If both sides can stop arguing and promote a strong, convincing narrative, the press will resort to their shallow, transparent criticisms.
With the final issue of FHM hitting the shelves this week, the death knell on the lads mag phenomenon was no doubt met with a cheer from many - I'd feel the same way if I thought this had anything to do with a positive shift in perception towards women and sexuality.
It is important that the media reflects the diversity of the country. We aren't just complaining because we want jobs. We aren't just angry at being ignored. The point of media is to bridge the gap between 'happenings' and societal understand of those 'happenings'. That requires a breadth of opinion and experience that we simply can't get by being racially homogeneous at the top.