Top of the posts: Body hair, lefties and a how-to-bully guide for kids
This week Aisha Mirza declared her support for fighting against the modern pressure on women to shave, wax, pluck and epilate. A common argument is that it’s more hygienic, but as one commenter said, if this is the case “Why don’t more men do it?”
A One Direction fan mag was also criticised for publishing a helpful guide in May to show young girls exactly what to look for when picking on each other. Tips included age, marriage status, age and appearance.
After Johnny McGirr blogged about his recent embarrassing experience on a Virgin Australia flight, which led to him being asked to move from his seat which happened to be next to unaccompanied children, Ally Fogg addressed the discriminatory policy which acts to encourage suspicion of men wanting to work, or even interact with children.
Elsewhere, Louise McCudden supports Jason Manford’s decision to take on hateful Twitter trolling, Musa Okwonga defends Eton College as it’s frequently used it as an example in discussing class and privilege, Susie McLean discourages a one-for-all policy on drugs recovery, Sherelle Jacobs asks if it’s time for Germany to back out of the Euro, Erich McElroy quizzes the British public with questions from the Citizenship Test, Anne Penketh shares her US experience of the much denounced NBC coverage of the Olympics and Gary Nunn wishes everyone a very happy National Left Handers’ Day.
Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by stats:
1. Why body hair is on the frontline of feminist action By Aisha Mirza
4. The British Citizenship Test: How much do you know? By Erich McElroy
5. NBC Fail: My Olympics nightmare By Anne Penketh
6. Russell Brand shouldn’t speak for everyone on drugs policies By Susie McLean
7. Angela’s ashes: Is Germany ready to burn the Euro? By Sherelle Jacobs
8. Separating men and children is discrimination, plane and simple By Ally Fogg
9. What’s wrong with Eton? It doesn’t teach snobbery By Musa Okwonga
10. Being a lefty – from runt of the litter to leader of the pack By Gary Nunn
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