If they smoked a joint, then some of the One Direction boys are finally acting like pop stars

One Direction’s 2013 film This Is Us has a notable lack of sex, drugs, swearing, smoking, or even squabbling. As one reviewer noted, on a hiking trip the quintet “sit around a campfire like good Boy Scouts, contemplating the future and declaring they’ll always be best mates. This is the rock revolution reduced to the level of the Eurovision Song Contest”.

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Ellen Page coming out is news – and so long as gossip websites try and police the way women look and live, these public statements should be celebrated

On Friday, Ellen Page came out publicly at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas. The star of Juno’s eight-minute long speech contained a critique of Hollywood’s repressive standards and a mention of her own struggle and the suffering she underwent while keeping her sexuality a secret.

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The stereotype of silent ‘babes’ in Nuts magazine did women no favours – and it patronised men, too

I can’t say I’ll be shedding any tears about the prospect of Nuts folding. It was the first lads mag I was really aware of. I would walk into newsagents as a teenager and my eyes would be immediately drawn to the top shelf, with all the girls proffering their breasts and bums, and I would dissect my own body and find it wanting.

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