×
Shopping Cart
Trending Your Feed
Discover
Deals Brands Lists Categories Top Interests Fashionistas
Blog
Contact us Terms of services Privacy policy

Join Shopcade now and enjoy shopping on the go!


Download
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app
chloelaws

The Victoria's Secret Show is an event I put in my calendar every year, like so many other women around the globe, I'm fascinated. And to a degree, I get this intense interest- I love seeing beautiful women, owning their sexuality and strutting their stuff in jewel incrusted underwear. But, what I don't understand, is why it's Victoria's Secret that have this coveted affair.


Think about it, what is the big deal with VS? The actual underwear they sell is high-street, basic and kind of 'meh'. If a brand like Agent Provocateur put on a show of a similar ilk, it would make far more sense- because they are a high-end, catwalk worthy brand. Plus, you can't actually buy any of the really amazing bras from the VS show- their actual stores don't stock such creative masterpieces, instead you'll find what looks like a 16 year old's brain fart. Why and when did wearing hot pink underwear become a thing? 

On top of this, Victoria's Secret has had a pretty sordid past. There was the whole getting prisoners to sew their lingerie f*ck up. Yup, you read that right- it's not just a plot line in Orange is the New Black. 

However, many critiques of the show find it sexist, and I've got to disagree. Because the VS show is not made for the male gaze or male pleasure, it's made for teenage girls. Think about it- if it was a purely sexist pursuit of objectifying the female form, then wouldn't it be a little more *sexy*? Don't get me wrong, these models ooze sex appeal, but the show isn't sexual. It's full of disney princess poses, fun and light hearted energy and upbeat pop music. 

But since this is the case, it makes it even more confusing- it's not a fashion show, it's not couture, it's not a sex show. It's not even a very good commercial marketing ploy, because the brand has been on a downwards spiral- maybe because no one wants pink, sparkly push up bras anymore? Just a thought. It's some weird medley that wouldn't seem out of place in a parallel universe, black mirror style. 

And yet, despite the latter reasoning, I'm still obsessed. I still care. My heart burst at Bella walking past Abel, and I cooed at Jasmine in the 'Fantasy Bra', and cheered at Irina strutting her stuff while pregnant. I love that it's extravagant, and that the models seem like genuine friends. 

So, maybe that's why we are all so engrossed, because it's nice to see women fulfil their life long dreams, be amazing friends and champion each other...

Photo Credit: Pinterest, Tumblr 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo! 

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Amanda P
amandapichel added a look via the mobile app
amandapichel

It seems like every other week, there is a mass shooting in the news. Just this week, a gun-wielding man injured 9 and killed 1 person on the popular Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Sunday, while another man injured 11 people with his car and a knife on Ohio State University campus on Monday. 


In fact, the Gun Violence Archive recently ran a study that showed that on average, a mass shooting occurs in the United States on 5 out of every 6 days. They defined 'mass shooting' as an incident that leaves 4 or more dead, not including the shooter. 

The problem has gained nationwide attention, and recent events have spurred President Barack Obama to announce “We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.” In 2016, the June 12th massacre at Pulse (a LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando) which was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, saw the tragic deaths of 49 people. (The deadliest massacres were back in the 1800's and 1900's, when white mobs and American troops killed hundreds of Native American and Black people in each of the Tulsa Massacre of 1921, the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857). In 2015, there was the Charleston AME shooting, where a 21-year old white man killed 9 Black churchgoers in a racially-motivated hate crime. In 2014, a 22-year-old UCSB student committed the Isla Vista rampage, killing 6. 

In 2012, a young man killed 26 people, mostly children, at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. In 2007, a Virginia Tech senior killed 32 other students on campus. And in 1999, two high school students at Columbine High School used four guns and two pipe bombs to murder 13 others. 

Mass shootings are not a uniquely American problem, but other countries have found much more success in curbing the shootings. In Australia, the 1996 massacre of Port Arthur killed 35, sparking national change. After the shooting, the country banned automatic and semi-automatics assault rifles and pump shotguns, created a gun registry, and established a 28-day waiting period for firearms. Since the 1996 policy changes, there have been 0 mass shootings in Australia to date. 

England has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world. After the 1987 Hungerford Massacre, the country banned most semi-automatic long-barreled weapons, and after the 1996 Dunblane School Massacre, also banned most small firearms. Although there has been one mass shooting since then, which killed 12 in 2010, the shooter in that case used his own legally-owned guns. 

In Canada, guns are legal, but a 1977 ruling established a requirement for potential gun-buyers to get a background check before purchasing. While this has curbed killings, there have still been 11 mass shootings since the 1977 law - one of which was actually committed by a U.S. citizen, who brought his handgun to Canada - and the deadliest of which was a school shooting at the Ecole Polytechnique. The school shooter in that case was also a young man, who killed mostly women engineering students because, in his own words, he hated feminists. From 1995 to 2012 in Canada, all guns had to be registered, but each state dropped this requirement, eventually including Quebec because of a Supreme Court decision in 2015. While Canada does still struggle with mass shootings, it is a fraction of the problem in the U.S. 

In the United States, a study by the Guardian found that in the 20 deadliest shootings in 2015, most of the gunmen used their own, legally-owned firearms. President Obama, in an attempt to follow through on his campaign promises, has made several attempts to strengthen gun control laws. However, most of those bills died in the Senate, so there has not been much gun control reform in the past few years. From comparing U.S. laws to other countries' laws, how do we stack up? Tell us your opinion in the comments below!

Photo Credit: Pinterest 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo! 

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app
chloelaws

Warning, the image above was used ironically. It's the perfect example of this "Tumblr culture" that is glamourising mental illness.


"Cute but psycho, but cute". Sorry to be blunt, but there's nothing cute about being a psychopath. The dictionary definition of this is "a person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour". It's an illness, and not one that should be glorified or turned into a slogan. 

It's a debate we've all heard before- the extent to which words like anxiety, OCD and depression have become trivialised. We're all guilty of misusing these terms, claiming "this weather is making me depressed" or quips of a similar nature. Ignorance is excusable to an extent, but most people know better than this. We know mental illness is serious, we know it affects 1 in 3 people and that suicide is the biggest cause of death for men between 20 and 49. 

These kind of statistics have been increasingly promoted and shared in the media, thanks to the work of brilliant charities who are pushing for them to become common knowledge. But we are all still colloquially using terms that shouldn't be thrown around. You don't hear people compare a cold to cancer, just as we shouldn't compare being sad to being depressed. One is chronic and often terminal, there is a difference and it's insensitive to not recognise this. 

It's a difficult subject, because most people don't mean it maliciously when they compare their trivial daily problems to mental illnesses, but it still needs to be challenged. Why? Because saying "I'm so depressed" when you mean sad isn't dangerous, it's ignorant and offensive, but not dangerous per say. What is dangerous is this teen culture emerging where young people think things like self-harm are cool. The fact that they are glamourising depression as something romantic or poetic on sites like Tumblr is worrying, and older generations should be concerned. 

A perfect example of this glamorisation is the widespread reaction of teenagers to the film Suicide Squad. A quick look on Tumblr or weheartit and the feed is flooded with images of Harley Quinn and the Joker. Quotes like "she wouldn't die for him, that was too easy. Instead she was willing to live through the misery life brings, all for him" and others are extremely popular. The film is at no fault for this, because after seeing it I don't think it was glamourising  mental health- quite the opposite. But the reaction to it is worrying. 

That quote is not a love young people should be aspiring to experience, its purpose is to show what an abusive relationship looks like. But society's constant trivialisation of mental illness has meant that younger generations aren't equipped to properly distinguish between what is healthy and what isn't. How can we blame them? How are they realistically going to be able to identify anxiety from nerves when the adults around them constantly confuse the two. How are they going to distinguish between a healthy relationship and an abusive one if they think being "psycho" is "cute"?

We all need to make a conscious effort to, firstly, challenge the way we use mental illnesses as descriptive terms, and secondly to educate ourselves so that we can educate the younger generations over the realities of mental illness. 

If you feel like you need support, or to find out more about mental health, visit Mind.org for information.

Photo Credit: Tumblr 

Like this post? Hit the heart to save it to your profile.

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Payal Shah
payalshah14 added a look via the mobile app
payalshah14

Eyeing that cutie across the bar, but too shy to go up to him? Had a crush on someone forever, but don't know how to get past being just friends? As per usual, we have just the solutions for you! Use these tips and tricks to make the first move with the man of your dreams, and stop waiting around for him to come to you. 


1) Keep it simple: 
The first move doesn't need to be a big Bollywood-esque affair. You can skip the frills and fancies instead, and simply flash your smile and ask them whether or not they would like to go out with you sometime. 

2) Be specific: 
It's easy to ask someone out on an ambiguous drinks or dinner date, and spark the never-ending debate about where to go and what to do. Instead, switch it up a little and ask them on a unique date, scheduled for a particular day and time. For example, ask them to go watch that play with you next Friday at 8.30. 

3) Be confident: 
We all love a woman who can take charge, and asking someone out in particular demands confidence. Nervousness is palpable, and often not cute. So stand up straighter, make eye contact as you speak, smile, and believe in yourself. Try it! 

4) Don't assume success or failure: 
If you enter this situation with certain expectations in mind, you might find yourself disappointed. So don't be the girl who puts herself down with "he's never going to say yes to me," or the girl who assumed "he has no reason to say no." A neutral approach of "he might say no, but he might just say yes" will keep your presumptions in check.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Like this post? Hit the heart to save it to your profile for later!

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app

Your friends, they love you and want the best for you. However, can their opinions about your relationship be more damaging than good? Should your friend's opinions about your SO be crucial to whether the relationship lasts? 

Bridget Jones once said that friends "spend years trying to find you a boyfriend, but the moment you get one, they instantly tell you to dump him!". This quote, although in jest, does often ring true. I don't believe that there are usually any malicious intents, merely your friends want you to have perfection, but sadly this doesn't exist, so they will always be disapointed. 

Relationships don't happen in a vacuum, so unfortunately the idea of keeping your friends and SO separate is neither plausible or healthy. Felmlee in 2001 found that the "social network effect" emerges, thus the social network effects our relationships with romantic partners- enhancing it when the social ties approve but their disapproval can therefore lead to the relationship ending. 

We care what our friends think, because their opinions matter to us and we take them on board in most sectors of our lives- it is only natural to think twice about a relationship if a friend doesn't approve. 

However, the main thing to remember is that it isn't their relationship. No-one can truly know, or understand, the dynamic you and your partner have apart from the two of you. Unless your partner really is a piece of sh*t, then your friends shouldn't have a deciding say. If they don't like his personality, or aren't sure that your life goals align, these are concerns they can raise but should never tell you how to act or feel. 

Their preferences don't have to be the same as yours. These are your mistakes to make. They may, ultimately, be right about the fate of your relationship but just because they have this perspective doesn't mean you do yet- we all need to go through relationships, good and bad, to realise what we want. 

We have all been blinded by love or lust before, but this blindness only lasts so long. We all eventually wake up, and face the reality, in the meantime your friends should only be their to support you. To listen, and offer advice if you ask for it and to tell you "I told you so" when it ends- they should not give you ultimatums, or make your life harder than it already is. There's tough love and then there's being a straight up b*tch. 

You're lying if you say you haven't been on both sides of this debate- we've all been the friend getting too involved whilst thinking we're helping, and we've all been the friend in a sh*t relationship trying to block out the voices of concern. 

Know your place as a friend, know where the line is, and remember that the only opinion that matters in your relationship is your own. If it is true love, they'll come around. If it's not, they'll be there with a bottle of wine and ice cream. 

Photo Credit: Pinterest 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo! 

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Amanda P
amandapichel added a look via the mobile app
amandapichel

With his latest in a series of political blunders, presidential candidate & reality star Donald Trump has managed to alienate even more women in the United States. After being exposed on national television for his misogynistic views, videotaped bragging about sexually assaulting women, Donald doubled down on his stances. In the latest debate, he loudly interrupted front-runner Hillary Clinton countless times. 


He was so audacious as to call the former Secretary of State "such a nasty woman," causing female viewers everywhere to accidentally snort their drinks out their noses laughing. Donald didn't mean to start a hashtag, but a huge number of people are now using #nastywoman to mock him on social media. For those voters still undecided, seeing Trump flail around and attack Clinton's character was a final straw. To show your political spirit, grab one of these hilarious "Nasty Woman" shirts - from Nasty Gal, no less, who have rebranded themselves as Nasty Woman for the moment - and the best part that the proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood! 

Celebs including Katy Perry have been spotted in the #nastywoman shirts, and recently Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren gave an inspired speech alluding to it. "Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. And, on Nov. 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever." Weird Al has also jumped in on the action, releasing a new song, "Bad Hombres, Nasty Women". 

There are only a couple weeks until the highly controversial 2016 election, and the world is watching the US. Ladies, peek at the #nastywoman merch below, and don't forget to get out there and vote! Guys, you too can show your support for Hillary with the shirts below. Show everyone that you don't care what people like Trump say about women while you encourage others to vote by wearing your opinions! 

Photo Credit: Tumblr, Twitter 
 Video Credit: CNN 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo!

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Kashlan Salma
<a href='http://uggboots70offsale.cc/'><strong>UGG Boots 70 Off Sale</strong></a> <a href='http://www.belstaffcoatsale.com/'><strong>Belstaff Coat Sale</strong></a> <a href='http://www.ugg2017sale.com/'><strong>2017 UGG Boots Sale</strong></a> <a href='http://www.newbalancecheap.net/'><strong>New Balance Cheap</strong></a> <a href='http://www.girlschristianlouboutinshoes.com/'><strong>Girls Christian Louboutin Shoes</strong></a> <a href='http://www.2017christianlouboutinshoes.com/'><strong>2017 Christian Louboutin Shoes</strong></a> <a href='http://www.helenjackets.com/'><strong>Helen Jackets On Sale</strong></a> <a href='http://www.sherrihilldiscount.com/'><strong>Sherri Hill Discount</strong></a> <a href='http://www.lafemmeparty.com/'><strong>La Femme Party Dress</strong></a> <a href='http://www.cheaplafemme.net/'><strong>Cheap La Femme Dress</strong></a> <a href='http://www.fashionlafemme.com/'><strong>Fashion La Femme Dress</strong></a> <a href='http://www.elegantdressshop.com/'><s
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app

We've spoken about social media and mental health previously here, and now more research has emerged. This time scientists have delved into the debate of the selfie Vs the group photo.


Before I looked into the research, my initial thoughts were NEITHER. I mean, a selfie can make you feel better but it's a perpetual cycle of worry- holding your breath until you hit that 11 likes mark. I've quite shamelessly asked friends and my SO to like a photo due to this anxiety. However, a group photo has its own pitfalls. You want to look good, or even better than your mates, but you don't want to make them feel insecure if the picture isn't flattering. How many times have your friends asked you to take down a picture from Facebook because they don't like it? How many times have you realised that you hadn't even looked at anyone else in the group photo, bar yourself? Hands up. I know I'm guilty of this. 

Researchers at Penn State University have discovered that spending too much time looking at selfies on social media can really damage your self-esteem, but that viewing group photos has the opposite effect. Rouxu Wang, one of the lead researchers on the team has divulged that "Most of the research done on social network sites look at the motivation for posting and liking content, but we're now starting to look at the effect of viewing behaviour. People usually post selfies when they're happy of having fun. This makes it easy for someone else to look at these pictures and think his or her life is not as great as theirs". They have found that group images do the opposite and in fact are associated with increased life satisfaction and improved self-esteem.

Fan Yang, another researcher, added that "We don't often think about how what we post affects the people around us. I think this study can help people understand potential consequences of their posting behaviour". Concluding that "It is not selfies that make you happy, it is smiling that makes you happy". 

Maybe where I'm going wrong is not smiling in my selfies, I'm more of a smizer, I'll be sure to show my grin off next time I want to indulge in a little selfie action....

Photo Credit: Pinterest 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo! 

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app

You are chronically early. Always. Even when you're going somewhere to meet friends who you know will be late. You spend your life waiting for people and events to start. The struggle is real. Here's 20 things you know if you're always early: 


1. Pretending to be on your phone is a constant thing you do. 

Waiting outside the cinema, sitting in a restaurant alone or hanging around at train stations is something that happens on the daily for you. In order to look busy, so people don't bother you while you wait, you often find yourself pretending to text. 

2. You lie when people ask you how long you've been waiting. 

"Only two mins, not a biggie" you blurt out. When in reality you arrived 15 minuets before the designated meeting time, and because no-one else is as time conscious as you they arrive 5 minuets after the arranged time. Minuets feel like hours. 

3. You set 100 alarms. 

Even though you don't have a single memory of ever being late, you can't imagine anything worse. Thus, you set an alarm 1 hour before you need wake up and then every 5 minuets after that. Lie-ins are as mythological to you as mermaids. 

4. Going on a night out? You are ready hours before anyone else even arrives. 

Drinks are at 9, so you start getting ready at 7, even though you only take 20 minuets. You then sit their twiddling your thumbs and texting everyone asking what their current locations are. 

5. Ordering a taxi feels like an operation. 

The rest of your friends believe in being fashionably late, so trying to organise a taxi for the night out always ends up being a debate. You want to leave at 8.45, they want to leave at 9.15. Ugh, the anxiety is real. 

6. You obsessively map out routes. 

Got a meeting? One plausible route isn't good enough, you google maps every possible option. Then write it down on a piece of paper incase your phone dies. And then leave an hour earlier then you needed to. 

7. Coffee shops are your BFF. 

Many an hour has been spent in Starbucks, using the free wifi, waiting for an acceptable time to arrive at your destination. 15 minuets early is professional, but you're aware that 45 minuets is just plain weird. 

8. You bond with other chronically early people. 

A new friend turns up 10 minuets early to the bar, and both your faces light up. Everything happens in slow motion because you're both so ecstatic to find a kindred spirit. 

9. You massively help your chronically late friends get better at time keeping. 

They will find it annoying to begin with, but after a while they'll see the benefits of being early - or on time, at the very least. 

10. Arriving "on time" feels like arriving late to you. 

You got a later bus, you panic the whole journey and text your boss an SOS "I'm going to be late" text. You turn up exactly on time, with a couple of minutes to spare. You wonder why you don't get up later every day, and tell yourself you'll make it a habit. But you never do. 

11. You work at least 30 minuets every day for free. 

You start at 9am, but in your head that means 8.30 am. Because everyone else in the office is normal, and you know, don't want to come to work early, no-one ever knows what time you turn up. A blessing, because you're kinda embarrassed about it. 

12. Being actually late feels like the end of the world. 

You completely lose your sh*t. Think that your friends won't want to speak to you ever again or that you are definitely fired. When in reality, everyone knows it's a one off and that you have no control over public transport being delayed. ALL the stress. 

13. Your friends now know you are going to call/arrive at the EXACT minuet you arranged. 

11.30 means 11.30, not 11.33. Capiche? 

14. It isn't even about being early, it's about avoiding being late at any means necessary.

You don't want to be 45 minutes early to your hair appointment, but the idea that you could miss the time slot means this is just something that inevitably happens. 

15. Flights are extremely stressful. 

The airport tells you to arrive 2 hours early, which is more than enough time but you have been known to turn up 5 hours early. No shame, there's now way you're missing out on a holiday.

There can be a lot of positives to always being early, it's responsible and respectful. It shows commitment and reliability. Which is why people probably talk more about always being late as a problem, because being early isn't inconvenient for anyone but yourself. 

There are a number of reasons why you are always early, some are positive and others not so much. Satiama University found that if punctuality was a value taught to you as a child, then you are likely to continue applying this principle through to later life. On the flip side, it could mean you have anxiety. If you're anxious about being late, it is probably a trigger related to a larger issue- dealing with the larger problem, possibly through therapy, may mean you can get many of the hours you've lost waiting around or obsessing over being early back. That being said, being early is also a trait that many type A personalities - have which could mean you're a natural leader!

Always being early has its swings and roundabouts, sometimes it's a positive thing that shows your reliability, other times it can become an obsession. Trying to figure out which side of the line you are on could really help improve your life! 

Photo Credit: Pinterest, Vogue 

 Like this post? Hit the heart to save it to your profile.

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app


Double dates went out of fashion for a while, but they're back in favour with millennials after dating apps made them cool again- like the app Double, as seen on Dragon's Den, and Tinder's new 'social' feature. We debate in a final showdown, are double dates lame or a fun way to date? 

For 

1) They can diffuse awkwardness. If you're dating someone your friends know or have set you up with, this provides a common ground which can make the first or second date a little less stressful. 

2) If you're in a longterm relationship and so is your BFF, a great way to get your SO's to bond is a double date. You and your girl can gossip, forcing them to make conversation, and before you know it you're the 4 best friend's anyone could have. 

3) New friends. It's always great to meet new people and expand your social circle, so going on double dates with people you don't know that well could open up new possibilities. 

4) This is a pro for you and your BFF, not so much your SO. Double dates are a brilliant way to interrogate your pal's new man, without it being intimidating/super obvious.

Against 

1) Comparisons. Your date turns up late, in old jeans, and a little drunk. Your friend's date arrives in a suit, with flowers and chocolates. Smug pr*cks. 

2) One couple is always waaaaay more PDA than the other. You and your beau just want to eat your spaghetti in peace, not watch a live porno happen across the table.

3) If you or the other couple have an argument, things get a million times more tense. What's protocol if one couple break up? Do you carry on eating the meal? Do you pretend it didn't happen? So many questions, so many potentially awkward situations. We'll pass thanks. 

4) Flirting, with the wrong person. If it's a first double date switches may happen, and that's just plain weird. 

5) You can roll your eyes at your beau, but when your mate's beau is being annoying that's not quite as acceptable. Basically, double dates nine times out of ten are horrible. And a bad idea. 

If you're in a long term relationship and you're already great friends with another couple then it's a lovely thing, but more of a catch up then a double date. First date double dates are never as fun as they sound, trust me. 

Photo Credit: Pinterest 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo!

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Kashlan Salma
www.fashionlafemme.com www.cheaplafemme.net www.lafemmeparty.com www.coolsummerstore.com www.thedressesforlady.com www.sherrihilldiscount.com www.canadagooseitaly.com
Kashlan Salma
www.fashionlafemme.com www.cheaplafemme.net www.lafemmeparty.com www.coolsummerstore.com www.thedressesforlady.com www.sherrihilldiscount.com www.canadagooseitaly.com
Kashlan Salma
www.fashionlafemme.com www.cheaplafemme.net www.lafemmeparty.com www.coolsummerstore.com www.thedressesforlady.com www.sherrihilldiscount.com www.canadagooseitaly.com
Amanda P
amandapichel added a look via the mobile app
amandapichel

Let's talk about one of the biggest stories in the news lately: the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline is a gigantic project, designed to carry 500,000 barrels of crude oil from North Dakota. 


The project -which is funded by America's colossal banks, including Citibank, Bank of America, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase - has drawn criticism for ignoring environmental regulations and for destroying Native American land. The pipeline has been unfolding disastrously; after skipping required environmental tests, the construction crews barreled through sacred Standing Rock Sioux land, digging up burial sites, and refusing to let people in to recover the bones. 

People across the nation, including over 100 Native American tribes and environmentalists like The Sierra Club, have been protesting the pipeline for several months. Back in September, the protests made the news for rampant brutality. Security forces at the site used pepper spray on protesters, then released attack dogs on them. Then, journalist Amy Goodman was arrested just for reporting on the protests! This was part of a big push by the banking corporations to keep this story out of the news. They charged Goodman with criminal trespassing, then rioting, but could not get either charge to stick. 

Then again just this month, Shailene Woodley, the young actress who rose to fame through "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Divergent", was arrested at a protest and charged with criminal trespassing. What does it mean for us? As we were shocked to see in the 2010 documentary "Gasland", oil companies have done some serious damage to our country. We watched American citizens light their tap water on fire, straight out of the sink. Thanks to harmful oil extraction processes, water crises have been rocking the U.S. These protests show the growing concern about the harm this pipeline could cause.

Photo Credit: Pinterest 

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo!

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app
chloelaws

It's a tough dating world out there, we've all dated the wrong guy, unless you're one of the minorities who actually ended up with their childhood sweetheart. These will either bring up some funny, if not slightly cringe worthy memories, if you haven't dated these men then use it as a warning for who you should never date...


1. The 'just out of a relationship' fella. 

This gem. They'll promise that you're not a rebound but then say her name whilst you're having sex, and end up crying when you happen to wear the same perfume she did. Stay clear huns, this one may be a good guy, but he's still emotionally someone else's good guy.

2. The overly sensitive guy.

He takes everything  you say to heart and it's really f*cking draining. No sensitive Steve, me saying I don't fancy Chinese food tonight does not mean I don't want to date you anymore. Although, now you mention it, I don't want to date you anymore.

3. The mummy's boy. 

No guy will ever match up to mummy dearest, and their relationship is verging on inappropriate. He's a grown man, he doesn't need you wiping his mouth for him. Vom. Also, he expects you to look after him like she did, you're not his mother, you don't need to do his washing for him.

4. The Mr. always right. 

Contrary, stubborn and argumentative are not traits you imagined 'the one' having. And he won't, this guy is not who you end up with. Having a healthy debate and exchange of ideas is brilliant, but if he doesn't even take your opinion seriously, then that ain't right. Also, car journeys are a nightmare and a constant stream of "I told you it was right at that junction". FFS STFU. 

5. The married man.

Kind of self explanatory. He spun some story of her being an evil witch that feeds on children, when in reality, she's probably a lovely supportive lady wondering why her hubby always has to work late. Don't be a home wrecker, you're better than that. 

6. The lazy sh*t.

He spends all day on his x-box, smokes a lot of weed, and doesn't understand the need to get a 'real' job. Great if you want to live the same lifestyle, but if you've grown up and left the uni lifestyle where it should be left, at uni, then this man-child isn't Mr right. 

7. The utterly obsessed with you guy. 

There's a difference between being madly in love with someone, and being just plain mad. He'll confess his love on the second date, text you 50 times a day, and makes it really really incredibly hard to ghost him. 

8. The player.

Hate to break it to you girl, but you're not going to change him. Because no one will, he'll only change when he hits his forties and his looks fade. 

9. The blow off.

Mate, how hard is it to stick to a plan. He has no trouble organising dates, but cancels them like there's no tomorrow, always last minute. You're not a top priority, and he's only scheduling a date with you incase his plans fall through. Say bye bye to that f*ckboy. 

10. The commitment-phobe 

He isn't emotionally mature enough to be in a relationship, so as soon as it starts to get serious, he'll run a mile. He acts like he cares and shows you that he has feelings, but when it comes to actually talking about said feelings or labelling them, he's off as quick as Usain Bolt. Avoid at all costs. 

Photo Credit: Pinterest 
Video Credit: BuzzFeedYellow

Follow us on Instagram HERE for bite size style inspo! 

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
Sahar Mahdavian
this is just my favourite post ever
Chloe Laws
chloelaws added a look via the mobile app
chloelaws

Women don't need children to have a fulfilled life, women are not obligated nor are they completed by motherhood. Yes it's a wonderful pursuit for some, but not for all and people really need to understand this. First off, we're going to list all the things you should never, ever, say to a woman who doesn't want kids. Also, brace yourselves for the incoming tide of sarcasm...


1. "You'll change your mind". 

This is the most annoying thing ever, because A) We have our own minds, we know them better than you do, so please don't tell us what we're thinking. B) We probably won't change our f*cking minds. C) If we do, then that's our choice and nothing to do with you. To reiterate, don't tell someone what they want, they know better than you do. Capiche?

2. "But you'd have beautiful children".

Fab, that's a solid reason to have kids then isn't it? Who cares if you'd be a competent mother, the only thing that matters is that your children would be good looking. Looks are absolutely everything, didn't you know?!

3. "Isn't that really selfish?".

Nah not really, you know what is selfish? Having children you don't want and then being a crappy parent. 

4. "Won't you regret this when you're older?".

More and more women are deciding not to have children, or waiting longer. Millennial women know the challenges they're going to face and have reprioritised. If a woman wants to focus on her career and not have children she's "less of a woman". If a man focuses on his career instead of having children he's driven and ambitious. Misogyny is, ironically, the biggest ball ache. 

5. "Don't you like kids?".

Not wanting children and not liking children aren't synonymous. It is about lifestyle and aspirations, it has nothing to do with the likability of kids. 

Now we've got that out the way, let's get into the more serious stuff. The Urban Institute found that birth rates among 20-something women have declined 15% between 2007 and 2012. The US Census Bureau found that 47.6% of women ages 15 to 44 were childless, which is the highest it's been since they began recording in 1976. 

This is a choice women are making more frequently, and arguably it's sensible. Kids aren't always financially feasible, there are fears of passing down mental/physical illnesses, the world is incredibly overpopulated, pregnancy sucks, and they may not fit into our lifestyles. Sometimes women have goals that don't include motherhood, imagine that, shock horror...

In reference to the latter paragraph, women shouldn't have to give a reason. It is our choice, our life and our bodies. It isn't selfish not to have children, and don't feel guilty that other women may not have that choice because of fertility issues. It is unimaginably horrible and unfair that some women don't have the choice, but if you do, then it's better to make the right decision for your life and not bring a life into this world just because society tells you to. 

If you ever feel shamed over your choice, just think about all the amazing women who haven't had children and don't want them. Cameron Diaz for example, who said "I have an unbelievable life. In some ways I have the life that I have because I don't have children, it's just a different choice". Or Oprah Winfrey, "If I had kids, my kids would hate me...They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something in my life would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them". Or the brilliant way Zooey Deschanel responded to "Is having children on your priority list?", to which she replied "I'm not going to answer that question. I'm not mad at your for asking that question, but I've said it before: I don't think people ask men those questions". Gotta admire her coherency and calmness, not sure I would have been so composed...

In summary, it's your womb, so it's your choice. 

Photo Credit: Tumblr 
Video Credit: TheEllenShow YouTube

Like this post? Hit the heart to save it to your profile.

Drag Photos here Drop Photo
Press Enter to post.
×
Delete post?
See More Loading...