Tag Archives: Men

The Paralympic games – where’s the hype?

22 Aug

Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Chris Hoy to name but a few have already become household names and legends in British hearts but how many of you, as readers, can claim to know where you’ve heard the names Oscar Pistorious or Ellie Simmonds before? Continue reading

The trial of bias – is freedom of speech damaging society?

20 Aug

Since the events of 9/11 we have seen the world of newspaper journalism alter dramatically. Not only have the readership figures seen a reduction but the writing has more often than not become biased, steering more toward the incitement of war and conflict rather than the encouragement of peace. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day, Opportunity to Spread Love, or Simple Consumerism?

14 Feb

untitledValentine’s Day has always been a ‘holiday’ that has baffled me. Continue reading

The disease of ‘Aesthetics’

11 Feb

Whilst evolving into a media saturated world full of idols which are both healthy and harmful, society has begun to struggle in its prioritising of values as well as its moderation of them. Television advertisements for face creams which slow down the process of aging or even out skin tone, bill boards portraying the latest diet trend in a celebrity gossip magazine and cosmetic surgery adverts on the side of buses, what do they all have in common? untitled Continue reading

Ladies and Gentlemen…

15 Dec

On Sunday 13th of November I vowed to begin a social experiment which would help me to understand the place of a ‘lady’ in our society today, whether real ‘ladies’ could exist in a world of equal rights and ladette type culture and also to see if behaving in a ‘lady-like’ manner attracted polite etiquette and manners from others. As I did this, I kept a daily diary which can be found at: http://thenotsobblackandwhite.com/diary-of-a-lady-in-training/ in order for both myself and others to track my progress, encounters and any lessons learnt.

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The ideal gift this Christmas: The Morning After Pill?

6 Dec

Over the festive season, what is it likely you will be doing?

Relaxing?

Spending time with family and friends?

Eating too much?

Getting merry?

Or perhaps having unprotected sex?

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Prostitution…a crime?

15 Nov

Over the past decade across Britain the number of sex workers/prostitutes murdered across Britain is believed to lie anywhere between 65 and 150 with only one quarter of the cases ever being solved. Although the nature of their work is extremely controversial the majority of women are left hopeless and defenceless against men like the Ipswich serial killer; Stephen Wright, or men akin to the likes of Peter Sutcliffe. It is a debate that has gone on for decades, but perhaps now is the time to make the lives of these sex workers safer and more legitimate? Continue reading

Excerpt from ‘The Diary of a Lady in Training’

14 Nov

Excerpt from ‘The Diary of a Lady in Training’

Monday, November 14th – Training Day

It’s only training day, is what I kept telling myself after my first mishap of the day; waking up and phoning my other half whilst still half asleep and walking to the toilet to have a wee whilst continuing to chat. It was only after I flushed the toilet and washed my hands that I thought ‘Oops! Real ladies don’t have conversations on the phone whilst have a tiddle!’….

Read the rest at: http://thenotsobblackandwhite.com/the-diary-of-a-lady-in-training

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Do Ladies still exist?

13 Nov

Is there a difference between being female and being a lady?

In the Oxford English Dictionary each of the above words is used to define the other, so theoretically it would appear not. So why is it, that on various occasions I have been referred to as being extremely unladylike when I am, what is termed; a female? Continue reading

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