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Why Women Hate Women

As women, we are constantly policing other women. If she puts on bold red lipstick, she's looking for attention. If she's wearing a sleeveless dress with unshaven arms, she's trying to make an unsightly feminist statement. If she doesn't smile often, she's too uptight. If she makes a good presentation, she's trying to make other women look dumb. All these are instances are examples of internalised misogyny which makes women despise one another for irrational reasons.
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Why I Ran The London Marathon During My Period And Didn't Wear A Pad Or Tampon

I got my flow the night before the London Marathon and it was extremely painful. I went through my options. Running 26.2 miles (42.1km) with a wad of cotton material wedged between my legs just seemed so absurd. Plus they say chafing can be a real problem. I could definitely choose to participate in this norm at the expense of my own comfort and just deal with it quietly. But then I thought...