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May 08, 2010


Lisa McGarry

I love this as well - brilliant.

At uni I studied lots of Angela Carter and she rewrites the Red Riding Hood story from a feminist perspective, v interesting, the versions are in her short story collection 'The Bloody Chamber'. Apparently the Victorians relied on fairytales as cautionary tales for women, and RRH was a fave, as those who strayed from the path of convention into the world of sexuality would meet a very sticky end....or at the very least, end up with frizzy hair!

The Virginity Project

Hey Lisa, said employees are clearly aware of the severity of the frizzy hair scenario....I came into work this morning and freshly installed in the ladies restrooms isan entire bank of GHD straighteners...woohoo. I recently confessed in an interview that they were my second favourite gadget after my laptop....

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Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. (Leon Nlum, French statesman)

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