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Paddy Jackson Belfast rape rugby player
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Paddy Jackson, “innocence”, rape and redemption

When Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison were acquitted, in March, of all charges in a rape trial that lasted nine weeks (while the jury’s deliberations lasted three hours and 40 minutes), we should have known that wouldn’t be the end…

June 8, 2018
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Summer skincare and beauty favourites: 2018 edition

If you enjoy reading blog posts like ‘Summer skincare and beauty favourites’, would you consider donating as little as $1 a month (about 89 cents) to support and my podcast, How to be Sound? I have a Patreon account where you can do…

June 4, 2018
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Anatomy of a press day

Today’s Primark (Penneys, hun) A/W 2018 press day was the first fashion PR event I’ve been to in a while. It’s funny; I’d almost forgotten what it was like. I was struck, today, by the clichés you see again and again at each and…

June 1, 2018
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Repeal the 8th: a manifesto in video form

I’ve written about my desire to repeal the 8th before – in this blog post, which was accused of being condescending (but was intended to just be really straightforward and easy to digest). But I had never really put my thoughts into words, bar…

May 14, 2018