With most of the schools breaking up this week for the summer holidays, many of us are no doubt thinking about jetting off for a short break or family getaway. Whilst we often look forward to a holiday abroad (or at home) so we can bask in some much-needed sunshine, after this week’s warm weather,...Read More
What a feminist is: a person who advocates social, political, legal and economic rights for women, equal to those of men. What a feminist is often confused with: a man hating, bitter woman whose only goal is to triumph over men in every way. Recently the backlash that self-confessed feminists face daily has come to...Read More
Today we are obsessed with the Instagram girls who are seemingly perfect in every way. We place them on pedestals and hold them in the highest esteem, yet why we do it we just can’t pin. Basically, they’ve got ‘It’- whatever ‘It’ is! However this blind devotion to the ladies in the limelight isn’t a...Read More
Yesterday Amal Clooney, who should be known for her work as an International human rights lawyer rather than just ‘George Clooney’s wife’, delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations calling for the organisation to support an investigation into the crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq. However headlines in the media seemed to...Read More
Underwear as outerwear took the spotlight in 2016; epitomised by silk slip dresses, slinky camisoles and lace bralettes. Ruffles and sequins also rode high on the sartorial wave of 2016 as we ended the year on a luxe, high end feel. But with 2017 firmly underway, the fashion industry can expect some intriguing changes as we...Read More
Education is one of the best and most powerful gifts you could ever give or hope to receive. So with that beautiful sentiment in mind, we wanted to list our top five books that we believe any woman would adore. From hard-hitting true stories, to poetic masterpieces our list comprises of some of the sharpest...Read More
Skateboarding by nature was always seen as an act of rebellion – taking private spaces and making them into your personal playground to grind, flip and cruise along is a way of reclaiming cities. But over the years it has been diluted by mass media and our governments; by turning it into a sport and...Read More
I used to say to my team that August is a month that doesn’t exist. I encouraged people to come in slightly later, go out for coffee and generally use the time to tidy up. I’m not quite sure when August became a month that did exist at Semple but it is now as busy...Read More
It’s that time of the month, you feel bloated and moody and all you want to do is sit on the sofa in your pyjamas and eat all of the carbs within a reasonable grabbing distance. The dreaded trip to the women’s health aisle of your local supermarket seems as easy as climbing Everest right...Read More
Despite persistent inequality between men and women in our society, the achievement of women’s right to vote was a big step towards bridging that inequality, moving this country away from the sexism, prejudice and bigotry of an aggressively patriarchal society. Women were legitimate people who deserved a say in politics and an opinion on how...Read More
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