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Don’t shave; it’s Movember

Don’t shave; it’s Movember

Society
We are only halfway through November, so there's still time for you to join the tide and grow the moustache. If you have been seeing a lot of 'moustrachey' men around, it is not a coincidence, there is a reason - a very important one. If in October we were encouraged to 'wear it pink' to bring attention to breast cancer prevention, November - or shall we say Movember? - is the month dedicated to men. This is the time to raise awareness on men's mental health as numbers show that men are dying surprisignly young. The Movember movement puts a range of men's health issues on the spotlight, from cancer to anxiety. And it uses the cute moustache to do so. The campaign dates back to 2003, and now it has spread across the UK, the US, Canada and Australia. Fortunately, it has been grow...
The London live events industry for women: Band guys and cable ties

The London live events industry for women: Band guys and cable ties

Entertainment
Words: Kiera Chapman | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith Not every 21-year-old can work a high vis - nor can they say they've worked with some of the most exciting talent 2017's music scene has to offer. From Nothing But Thieves, to Fickle Friends and Declan Mckenna, Joanna Chidgey has witnessed them all, radio at the ready. Having graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Music and Live Events management, Joanna has blossomed from pupil to professional. She now goes by the official title of Events and Promotion Assistant and yes, a badge does come with that. She kindly invites me in from a piercing November chill into her cosy home on the outskirts of London, and I am quick to ask her if she can recall her CV off by heart. "Reading Festival, Barn On The Farm, 1
Should Men Wear Makeup in Public?

Should Men Wear Makeup in Public?

Beauty, Fashion
 Male celebrities, such as Jefree Star and Manny Gutierrez, are increasingly promoting makeup, but do average men in London still face social stigma and abuse for wearing female-associated cosmetics? Reporter: Pinar Djafer | Sub-editor: Grace Brown We’ve seen the trending “Boyfriend Does My Makeup” challenges where men hopelessly apply makeup on their girlfriends – turning them into caked clowns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFE_QvkJfgc But, what for the guys that are experts at this stuff? The ones that perhaps apply it better than most women? 2016 has seen a drastic change in the ratio of female to male makeup artists with more men in the industry. Even with the release of men’s makeup products this year, guys still feel uneasy about showcasing their talent or wearing t
Does porn really distort men’s attitudes towards women?

Does porn really distort men’s attitudes towards women?

Investigations
It’s a sentiment we’re all familiar with: the women in porn don’t reflect real women. By Jack Cummings | Sub-editor: Amie Stone That's no surprise either — the vast majority of female performers have gravity-defying breasts and peachy bums. They bounce away in unfathomable positions without a hair in sight, giving men unrealistic expectations about regular women. Or do they? Research into pornography has always been challenging. It’s rarely objective, and is usually led by confirmation-bias (research that conforms to the researchers opinion). The modern day belief that porn distorts men’s views towards women is by no means new either. When Reagan’s administration commissioned a review of pornography research in 1986, they deemed that the adult entertainment industry had negative s
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