There are occasions when I find myself wondering whether some of us are too compassionate for our own good. We feel things deeply and we're affected to such a degree that we can't comfortably partake in activities others take for granted. For example, there are particular films which for the most part, we avoid.
What do we see when we look at a naked woman? This week's leak of celebrity nudes suggests that we consider female sexuality and sexual agency to be shameful. By turning a private image of a sexual subject into something public to be leered at and used as pornography, you suggest that women should be sexual objects and nothing more.
Sex addiction seems to be the topic du jour in Hollywood these days. Stuart Blumberg 's Thanks for Sharing is the latest movie to broach the thorny issue that was first tackled, rather more successfully, by Steve McQueen in Shame. The jury is still out on whether sex addiction is a legitimate diagnosis or an excuse for bad behavior... but here's 10 facts to help you decide for yourself.
As girls, when it comes to film, most of us have a tendency to root for the good guy. Usually the good guy from the wrong side of the tracks (Dirty Dancing, The Notebook) or with a hellish streak (Indiana Jones, Drive - possibly largely down to the casting of Ryan Gosling), but always a man who comes good by the end credits.
Every year for about a month, London gets a lot less funny. Vast swathes of the nation's favourite comedians all flock up to Edinburgh for the month of August. However, a few valiantly stay behind to participate in the ever growing Camden Fringe and one man gallantly at the forefront of this years fringe is James Mullinger.
Jimmy Carr is a man who has done nothing illegal. He used a loophole - a complicated and sophisticated but wholly legal loophole - to avoid paying tax on a huge proportion of the wealth he earns from trotting out snazzy one-liners. Should we, as so many on the left urge us to, immediately leap to legislate away aforementioned loophole? No.
By now, most of you will have heard about (or possibly even seen) the Tulisa "sex tape". As is the nature of these things, the story spread fast, and Tulisa has been unique in her swift response: getting an immediate injunction in a bid to stem the humiliation of an intimate moment becoming glaringly public.