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Barbie Takes Another Move Towards Diversity with Disabled Dolls

Barbie takes a lot of criticism. Her body proportions are unrealistic, and it’s been said that if she were an actual woman, she wouldn’t have the body mass to menstruate (kinda puts the breaks on the pregnancy Barbies, doesn’t it? Did anyone else have one of those? They were WEIRD). …

Are Your Sex Toys Bodysafe?

‘Detox Your Sex Life’ – the title of an article on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop at first glance seems ludicrous. How earth could sex ever be toxic? Is this just another part of a culture which is selling us unnecessary products under the guise of detoxification, and on the premise that …

Common Misconceptions about Vaginas

It’s no secret that sex education in the UK is lacking, to say the least. While some of us are lucky to have had positive experiences when it comes to learning about sex, reproduction, and the (literal) ins and outs of the birds and the bees, many of us have …

Why Do They Do That: What Exactly is Gaslighting?

Why Do They Do That is a series by Kitty Wenham that aims to shine a light on some of the most common tactics used by those who perpetrate abuse. In this article we will explore the popular term ‘Gaslighting’, and what it actually means. Content warning: This series will …

Breaking News: Women Do Most of the Work at Christmas

The working year is drawing to a close. Half of us have switched our Out of Offices on already, and the other half of us are staring at the clock wondering when a working day suddenly became six years long. The Christmas trees are up, the presents are (possibly) wrapped, …

Dumplin’: A Solid End to a Bad Year for Fat Representation

This review contains some minor spoilers for the new Netflix film, Dumplin’ – 2018 hasn’t been a fantastic year for fat media. Insatiable gave us a thin actress in a fat suit, and a storyline saying she could only be popular and get revenge once she lost weight from being physically incapable …

You Should Get Your Flu Jab (YES, YOU!)

Note: Nobody at The Nopebook is medically trained. Always get the opinion of a doctor, nurse or pharmacist in regards to a vaccination for any reason. — I got a text message from my doctors’ surgery telling me I was eligible for a free flu vaccination. I’ve never had one …