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Confidence culture tells women to be more self-assured – but ignores the real problems

Mary Long/Shutterstock Rosalind Gill, City, University of London and Shani Orgad, London School of Economics and Political Science With Valentine’s Day around the corner, advice about confidence is proliferating. British Vogue enjoins women to boost their sexual confidence with slogans like “feel good in your body” and say goodbye to negative talk. Meanwhile Selfridges promises shoppers a sex and relationship …

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Five ways emojis have reflected COVID culture

Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Philip Seargeant, The Open University Over the past decade, emojis have become an integral part of the way we communicate, and have attracted attention from scholars in subjects ranging from linguistics to psychology. Just as the pandemic has impacted so many other parts of everyday life, so it’s also left its mark on the way we use emojis. Here …

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