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Where are the Average Josephines in TV advertising?

Guest article by Briony Rawle It seems to me that the new thing in TV advertising is to celebrate the ‘normal bloke’. Take a normal (or even a pretty ugly-looking) bloke and make him a hero. Centre the entire advert around … Continue reading

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How acting turned me into a feminist

(..and keeps reminding me why I am one) A couple of months ago I realised that I’d seen three great shows in the space of a couple of weeks without a female actor in them: My Night With Reg, Neville’s … Continue reading

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Girls can’t be clowns!

I remember often being approached by the little girls when I was dressed as a clown. “Are you a girl?”, they would ask. “Yes,” I’d say. They would furrow their brows: “Girls can’t be clowns!” Continue reading

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