Henry Lewis Last updated: Pounding drumbeats from Ursula Holiday marry with sister Delilah Holiday's frenetic fretwork and searing vocals, all glued together by cousin Amelia Cutler's tight-as-hell basslines. The result is a rip roaring display of punk rock that promotes messages of feminist social commentary in a scene where men dominate, and have done for all eternity. The music is raw, direct and unpretentious — these girls are timeless. The artwork for Heavy Flow makes a mockery of those who think that periods are abnormal, tackling a needlessly taboo subject head on. We caught up with the group to find out more about their strong political roots and a proud DIY ethos.
Why exercise won't make you thin | Life and style | The Guardian
From advertising billboards to the Oscar red carpet, we are inundated with images of successful ultra-thin women. Past research has already shown that this ideal is filtering through to our children, even preschoolers. But before now, there has been little study of just how early pro-thin bias and prejudice against fat people appears, and how it develops with age. She first asked the girls to consider 12 adjectives six positive and six negative, including nice, smart, mean stupid and to allocate each one to whichever of three female figures they felt the adjective was most suited. Crucially, one of the female figures was very thin, one was very fat, and the other average, with no other differences between them. Three-year-olds, four-year-olds and five-year-olds all tended to allocate more negative adjectives to the fat figure and more positive adjectives to the thin figure. Another test involved the children looking at nine figures three fat, three average and three thin and choosing their first three preferences for playmates, and finally to choose their best friend from the selection.
Exercise has been shown to be ineffective when it comes to losing weight — dieting is a better route Photograph: A size 18 and a couple of stone heavier than ideal, she tried in vain for years to shed the extra. Every week she headed to the gym, where she pounded the treadmill like a paratrooper, often three times a week.
What Men Want Although there are too few movies out there with women of color at the top of the marquee, the way to successfully address this situation isn't by taking an established concept, applying a gender-reversal, and creating an inferior production. In fact, it was guilty of taking a rich premise and strip mining it for quick laughs and fantasy-fulfillment while leaving a host of intriguing possibilities behind. However, instead of reclaiming some of the lost potential, What Men Want does a worse job with the core idea than its predecessor. At least What Women Want could be identified as an enjoyable rom-com with a dose of female empowerment.