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15 December 2021

Eilish particularly criticised the way pornography can depict women's bodies and sexual experiences.

"I didn't understand why that was a bad thing - I thought it was how you learned how to have sex," Eilish said about watching, adding her mother was "horrified" when she told her.

"I was an advocate and I thought I was one of the guys and would talk about it and think I was really cool for not having a problem with it and not seeing why it was bad."

The singer-songwriter said she believed viewing the content while so young had "destroyed" her brain and caused her to suffer nightmares.

Eilish said it is a "real problem" that porn could skewer wider understandings of what is normal during sex, including around consent.

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03 November 2021

A busker who says she was assaulted by a passer-by as she performed on TikTok describes her livestream as like having a "personal bodyguard".

Mia Kirkland, 17, received thousands of messages of support after she posted a video of a man approaching her in York city centre.

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05 October 2021

Are you worried that someone might be stalking you? The Suzy Lamplugh Trust understand that it can feel difficult seeking support and this tool is here to help you with the following:

  • The law in relation to stalking and harassment in the United Kingdom
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  • Practical steps to reduce the risk
  • Accessing local services such as housing, emotional support etc.

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15 July 2021

The cis-normative stranglehold on video games has started to weaken with the inclusion of gay, bisexual, intersex and asexual characters in key roles in the medium's biggest franchises. Here's 10 games that are allowing players to experience the diversity of the world as it is.

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