Being born female means more than the XX chromosomes. It means you have won the reproduction battle and it means flying the flag for feminism and equality from the moment you take your first breath. Now is the time to win the gender war. For generations our female ancestors faced huge inequities. They were forced...Read More
MTV have announced plans to ditch gender specific awards categories for the nominees of their upcoming Movie and Television awards show next month, following in the footsteps of The National Television Awards who made the change in 2008 and also the Grammys who have never had gendered awards. The change by MTV and the recent...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
Adrian, a friend of Semple’s, recently posted some bold views on our company LinkedIn page on a truism about women and interviews. He commented: “With an uneven gender balance in senior positions, many more aspiring female managers and directors are interviewed by men than vice versa. Subconsciously or not, colour, length, style of dress (did she dare to...Read More
One could argue that, even in these modern times, both men and women are either misrepresented or underrepresented on television. When a show airs, nitpickers can comb through it and pull up examples of sexism or prejudice no matter how hard it tries to avoid them, and ultimately I think it’s impossible to please everyone....Read More
Aspiring princesses everywhere might just have to put their royal dreams to bed as Prince Harry is now officially off the market. Harry is said to be ‘besotted’ with Meghan Markle, a 35-year-old actress hailing from LA, who is best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the hit US TV drama Suits. News of...Read More
Over the past couple of years the Smith kids have made quite a name for themselves; stepping out of their famous parent’s shadow, Jaden and Willow Smith have embraced fame and made some significant changes to Hollywood. Willow’s passion for music and Jaden’s love for fashion have rocked the two industries into a new, gender-neutral...Read More
When I first heard that Hollywood were investing so much time and money into Suffragette – the story of Maud Watts played by Carey Mulligan, a foot soldier in the war on equality and women’s rights to vote, I was genuinely shocked that it was finally happening. I could feel the excitement building inside of me;...Read More
Earlier this week after coming home from a long, hot day stuck in an office I relished in a cold drink. Hearing footsteps coming down my stairs I was unalarmed expecting a member of my family. Yet when I turned it was certainly not a family member. Unprepared and shell shocked I choked on my...Read More
Twice a year, the talented MSL team publish the Semple magazine. From idea generation to researching themes, from content development to proofing articles, from sourcing models to managing complex photoshoots, the team works hard to produce a magazine relevant to enquiring minds. In the last three years we have published six magazines and our themes have been...Read More
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