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Dear Viv: How can I feel confident in my new single life?

Dec 11, 2019 by William Lewis.

On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses how to start afresh in the new year when you’re feeling lost and confused after a break-up. DEAR VIV, Firstly, thank you for your break-up podcast. It helped a lot, but I’m still confused. I split up with my two-years-strong boyfriend about three weeks ago and I’m lost. It was my decision, with no drastic timeline of events other than both of us working away from home a lot, feeling like we were best friends more than anything else and me addressing the issue over text and not feeling supported for the week he...

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’Tis the season for women to do all the emotional labour

Dec 11, 2019 by William Lewis.

How about we… don’t, this year, says Viv Groskop. What’s the worst that could happen?. ’Tis the season for women to be not at all jolly about the fact that they end up doing all the emotional labour that ensures that Christmas is a merry one. There is endless discussion of the burden women take on, why they feel compelled to do it and why men don’t notice that they’re doing it. “I think my husband thinks Santa does it all,” was one quote I saw last week. Lots of tasks come under discussion: the sending of cards, the wrapping...

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“It’s not just about painting historic women as iconic and powerful

Dec 11, 2019 by carol adams.

Emily Baker chats to Mary Queen Of Scots director Josie Rourke about choreographing rape scenes, the pressure of being a woman in power and why we should rewrite history. The Pool: What drew you to film and to Mary’s story in particular? Josie Rourke: The initial draw was that Saoirse [Ronan] was attached to it. I loved the idea of getting to work with her, and my spidey sense was tingling about the way Mary had been portrayed. The movie is based on a book by John Guy – a very vivid writer, but also a forensic historian, who had...

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Dec 18, 2019 by Hamza Sheraz.