Young women are under increasing pressure to live up to the ideals of boys who want their girlfriends to look like porn stars
Reflecting on all of this only clarifies the VAGINA SHAMING that I've been exposed to for my whole life. Maybe there's something in the very anatomical detail of it being 'hidden' (compared to the penis) that means you're just not allowed to talk about it. It goes along with the idea that women ought to keep calm and carry on.
I have never marched, shouted, or held a placard in the name of feminism, but that's not to say I would rule it out; rather, I prefer to read, write, laugh, discuss and debate in the name of feminism.
We are constantly bombarded with messages in society that suggest, either directly or indirectly, that 'young' and 'sexy' go hand in hand. The new Kingsmill advert is a good example and it's already stirred up some controversy.
Hannah Montana, the show that made Miley Cyrus a global superstar, ended a year ago - isn't it time that people moved on and stopped treating Miley's ascent into adulthood as something shocking and filthy when it is in fact as normal as baked beans
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- More than seven in 10 young women want to have plastic surgery and almost half are planning to go under
Change is in the air. The status of women and gender equality in the workplace is firmly on the news agenda and we must seize this chance to push for real change now.