except for those in escort/sex trade business where hygiene is mandatory.
Four out of five women admit they don’t shower every day, and a third say they can go for three days without washing their body.
The personal hygiene of Britain’s fairer sex – or the lack thereof – has been laid bare in a survey of 2,021 women aged 18 to 50 for skincare range Flint + Flint.
It also found that almost two thirds can’t be bothered removing make-up before they go to bed, and one in eight own up to not brushing their teeth before they sleep.
When it comes to washing in the morning, only 21 per cent of females take the time to shower or have a bath every day, with 33 per cent admitting to leaving it as long as three days from wash to wash.
Sixty three per cent admit to not removing makeup before going to sleep after a night out, with 35 per cent of those citing time as the reason.
The fear of having to get up in the morning means they get straight into bed and don’t have time to waste washing off the night’s excess.
And a shocking one in three have gone as long as three days without washing or wiping their face or body at all.
Time constraints mean that despite knowing the importance of skin care and general hygiene, 57 per cent of UK women admit to opting for a quick freshen up with wipes before bed.
Despite this, of the 2,000 plus women surveyed, 92 per cent claim to understand the importance of a skin care regime and recognised that life-style factors such as lack of sleep (76 per cent) and dehydration (61 per cent) can impact on their skin.
Similarly 89 per cent said they would like to improve their body hygiene but blame evening and morning tiredness for their lack of showers or baths.
Flint + Flint owner Maxine Flint said: “I understand the appeal of a lie-in but skipping a morning wash is both anti-social for the people around us and unhealthy.
“We are talking about routines that literally take minutes out of your day. It’s true that today’s pace of life is fast but surely as a nation we haven’t become too busy to wash.
“We were alarmed to hear about the number of women not looking after their skin by following basic skin care regimes.
“It is so important to clean your face daily and moisturise to slow down the ageing process.”
“Furthermore, the majority of women know the importance of following a skin care routine but they still aren’t doing it.”
links for single men in the U.K
Between 1996 and 1999, relief worker Nasra Hassan interviewed nearly 250 Palestinians who either attempted to carry out suicide bombings, or trained others for such attacks, or were related to deceased bombers. She reported (in The New Yorker): “None of [the bombers] were uneducated, desperately poor, simple-minded, or depressed. Many were middle class and, unless they were fugitives, held paying jobs…Two were the sons of millionaires.”
The attacks on September 11, 2001, focused new attention on the causes of Islamic terrorism. The New York Times reported that the personal details concerning the hijackers had “confounded the experts.”
“They were adults with education and skill, not hopeless young zealots,” the Times said of the attackers. “At least one left behind a wife and young children…They were not reckless young men facing dire economic conditions and dim prospects, but men as old as 41 enjoying middle class lives.”
In 2002, Prof. Alan Krueger of Princeton and Prof. Jitka Maleckova of Prague’s Charles University studied the lives of 129 Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists who were killed in attacks on Israel. They found that as compared to other Lebanese, the Hezbollah members “were less likely to come from poor families and were significantly more likely to have completed secondary education.”
That same year, the Muslim writer Hala Jaber spent four days with Fatah’s Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, which organized a number of suicide bombings. She found that their members were “educated [and] middle class.”
In 2004, Prof. Alberto Abadie of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government undertook a study of terrorists’ motives. When he started, he thought that “it was a reasonable assumption that terrorism has its roots in poverty.” By the time he was done, he had concluded that there is “no significant relationship” between the economic conditions in a given country and the rise of terrorists there.
The daughter of one of Jihadi John’s victims said her family will not rest until there is a bullet between the killer’s eyes as his identify was revealed for the first time today.
The Islamic State executioner was today named as Mohammed Emwazi, a university graduate from London who was able to flee to Syria despite being on an MI5 terror watch list.
Emwazi, of Queen’s Park, west London, was allegedly spoken to three times in one year by police and security services in Tanzania, the Netherlands and Britain.
The 26-year-old, who studied computer programming at the University of Westminster, is said to have travelled to the Middle East three years ago and later joined ISIS.
Two-thirds of Quebecers support the city of Shawinigan’s decision to block potential modifications to zoning rules to allow the construction of a mosque, according to a new poll.
The poll completed by SOM for Cogeco Nouvelles suggests 65 per cent of Quebecers agree with the city’s decision to turn down organizer’s requests for a zoning change, while 24 per cent are not in support. The rest of respondents abstained from sharing their opinions.
The results also suggests nearly the same number of Quebecers do not wish to have a mosque built or moved in their neighbourhood. Sixty-four per cent of people polled said they “mostly disagree” or “completely disagree” with the proposition.
Most of those who said they were opposed to the presence of a mosque in their neighbourhood mostly live outside of Montreal, are older than 55 years old and most did not complete post-secondary education programs.
Meanwhile, the 28 per cent of people in favour mostly live in the Montreal region, are between 18 and 34 years of age and obtained a university degree.
It’s important to note that building or creating a mosque or other building for religious purposes — like a church — is illegal in most residential neighbourhoods because of bylaws regarding zoning.
In Shawinigan’s case, a zoning change would have been required because the mosque was to be created in a semi-industrial zone. The city did, however, state that it remained possible to open a mosque in nearly 60 other sectors of the city that are open to religious activity.
The SOM poll for Cogeco Nouvelles was completed online between Feb. 20 to 22, 2015. A total of 1,240 adult Quebecers were polled in French and English. The maximum margin of error is of 3.1 per cent, or 19 out of 20 times.
Grind on a balloon on a guy’s lap to learn … something
The University of Illinois-Chicago student facing jail time for acting out50 Shades of Grey scenes on a sex partner isn’t an outlier at the school.
The College Fix found campus-sponsored activities over the years that celebrate BDSM activities and encourage students to participate in weird sex games.
Freshman Mohammad Hossain was charged with “sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student,” according to the Chicago Tribune. On Monday, Judge Adam Bourgeois released Hossain on $500,000 bail.
“He would say that it was consensual,” public defender Sandra Bennewitz argued in court, referring to Hossain’s sexual activities with the unidentified woman, a previous “intimate” partner.
The alleged assault involved tying up the woman, striking her with a belt and punching her several times, according to the Daily Mail. Hossain told police they were “re-enacting scenes from 50 Shades of Grey.”
Unlike the oft-heard campus rape narrative of a victim who is inebriated during sex and only much later reports it as rape to campus authorities, Hossain’s partner told him to stop “and began shaking her head and crying,” Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Karr told the court, the Tribune said.
When she struggled to free her arms, Hossain held her arms behind her back even as she pleaded for him to stop, and he held the door shut when his roommate interrupted their encounter, Karr said. The woman called police after telling another person what happened, she added.
Media reports of the court appearance suggest that Hossain and his partner did not decide on a “safe word” to use during their encounter, a standard recommendation for BDSM activities.
Condom education encourages the most reckless way to put it on
While the alleged assault occurred in Hossain’s dorm, he is hardly the first member of the UIC community to try his hand at BDSM.
A sociology Ph.D. student at the university gave a 2012 presentation in her department entitled “Beyond Whips and Chains” about BDSM.
And every year, the university’s Wellness Center and Center for Research on Women and Gender host a “Safer Sex Fest.”
The first festival in 2010 included some bizarre games, according to The Argus, an independent campus newspaper.
One game included a female trying to pop a balloon on a male student’s lap “using different sexual positions” in order to “condition participants to use a condom,” which one observer said didn’t make sense, The Argus said.
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Hillary Clinton appears to be running as some kind of champion of feminism in her unannounced bid for the presidency.
The trouble is, she’s no champion for the cause.
If we take a ride back 20 years to the 1990s, Hillary was involved in the most orchestrated and vicious victim-blaming campaigns against women in recent history. She spent years defending husband Bill from accusations that he raped, sexually assaulted or groped women. And even after he admitted publicly that he cheated on her, she stood by him.
Why? The answer points to politics.
Because while Hillary made her own way in the world during the 70s and 80s at a law firm, those doors opened for her after Bill was elected Arkansas attorney general. Prior to that, she was teaching criminal law at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Now, that could have led to her work at a prestigious law firm and then higher office (worked for President Obama), but her upward trajectory really started because her husband’s name was elevated.
Her career continued to take off as Bill’s did. When he was elected as attorney general and they moved to Little Rock, Ark., she was able to get a job at a prestigious law firm with political influence. When Bill was elected as Arkansas governor, Hillary was appointed to an influential committee and made partner at her law firm, which also began bringing in big name clients because of her marriage to Bill.
When Bill became president, Hillary, as first lady, began positioning herself as a policymaker. No amount of scandal on Bill’s part was going to keep her from that goal.
When the Clintons left the White House, they bought a mansion in New York for the sole purpose of allowing Hillary a state address to run for senator. When former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani pulled out of the race due to personal and medical reasons, he paved the way for Hillary to run for Senate without difficulty. She won re-election easily without a strong competition from Republicans.
Her failed bid for the presidency in 2008 was the first time she was involved in a tough race. She was appointed secretary of state after she lost, in part to bring unity to the Democratic party following her contentious primary against President Obama.
The most that can be said about her “accomplishments” was that she “achieved” them by being married to Bill. That’s not exactly the feminist way of being your own, empowered woman.
And if you look at how she acted during her career, there’s not much for feminists to be excited about.
I mentioned earlier how she attacked the women Bill cheated on her with, which in today’s society where we must always believe the victim is a huge no-no.
And beyond that, she is now speaking out against the gender wage gap when she had her own wage gap while she was a U.S. senator.
Feminists will have to hold their noses in order to vote for Hillary (which they’ll do, of course, lest there be an evil Republican man in the White House), unless they completely let go of their principles.
You know who should be a feminist role model? Jenny Sullivan Sanford. She was a successful investment banker before she met and married her husband Mark. She was his campaign manager and major funder for his congressional and gubernatorial campaigns. Essentially, shegot him elected and not the other way around.
And when Mark cheated on her, Jenny didn’t stay by his side to play victim or because she needed to further her career. No, she left him because she didn’t need him to secure her future.
That’s a feminist hero, not someone who calls women who had an affair with her husband “trailer trash” while excusing his boorish behavior, pays women less than men and used her husband’s influence to further her own career.