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When age is an afterthought

Lyn Slater, 64-year-old American professor, model, and cultural influencer

Recently a friend in Britain sent out invitations for her upcoming 45th birthday celebrations. Her sentiments were unambiguous: “45 is Old, Old, OLD!! Come commiserate with me over a drink or 45!”.

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13.02.2018 | 15:04

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We need to talk

When I was a rookie journalist in Malaysia in the mid-1990s, I was assigned to the “women’s desk” to cover “women’s stories.”

We often worked with feminist organizations to push the male-majority government to pass badly-needed legislation on rape and domestic violence. Later, there would also be calls for legislation on sexual harassment at the workplace.

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31.01.2018 | 14:41

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Of purse strings and true power

Heidi Klum dressed as Jessica Rabbit attends her 16th Annual Halloween Party at Lavo on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in New York.

“If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think how many industries would go out of business?”

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25.01.2018 | 15:16

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No shame, just name

An undated handout picture released by the Frida Kahlo exhibition press office on 18 March 2014 shows a photograph ‘Frida with a blue dress’ 1939 by Hungarian-born US photographer Nickolas Muray.

I never used to be a big fan of Salma Hayek – not until she played in “Frida” the biopic of the Mexican surrealist painter and feminist icon Frida Kahlo, released in 2002.

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18.12.2017 | 11:48

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Sorry, not sorry

As a journalist, you sometimes spend an inordinate amount of time chasing stories.

No actually, let me rephrase that: you spend an inordinate amount of time chasing people whose quotes will hopefully flesh out the story for which your editor is breathing down your neck.

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03.09.2017 | 20:03

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Felicia Yap’s “Yesterday”: Of remembering, forgetting, and what-if’s

Credit: Tim Steele (photographer) Copyright: Felicia Yap

Imagine a society divided not according to wealth or education, but on its capacity to remember. Humans are either lowly Monos (those who remember only yesterday) or enviable Duos (who can also remember the day before). The only connection to the past is an iDiary (hello Apple!) in which people record and keep track of all notable events – or at least, their version of them.

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31.08.2017 | 13:42

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A dollar for a priceless point

Despite some earworms from her 1989 album, I admit that the singer, Taylor Swift, wasn’t someone I’d ever “fangirled”. At least, not until now.

And she’s not caught my attention for her artistic work either, but rather for her unswerving stand against a radio DJ who “grabbed a handful of my ass” (her unapologetic words in court).

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28.08.2017 | 16:02

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