Internet Nuggets: Angelina Jolie the inspiration, Women’s body hair & Introverts

A lot is happening in the world, all the time.

Here are some entertaining snippets of some of those happenings – may April bring us many more.


Anais Charles recently wrote a personal piece of insight into social stigma surrounding women and body hair, with empowering photography intertwined in the text. Anais Charles: Shame & Women’s Body Hair.

If you dig music written in the minor key with synth sounds and a brooding vocal, Depeche Mode’s classic album Violator is for you.

I have adored Angelina Jolie since I was a young girl for her individuality, compassion and beauty. An ambassador for women and self-expression, she’s now written an open letter to explain her choice to remove female body parts so other women feel no shame in bold self-care.

Maleficent is a wonderful film that saw her excel in the lead role. During her speech at the Kids’ Choice awards, she advocated self-expression by telling everybody that Different is Good.

Jurassic Park & Lego in one sweet fusion. That is all.

More music talk. This time it’s about Manchester’s indie legends James. Brian Eno produced the 1993 album Laid

Graduates are offered a surplus of Sales jobs but can introversion and cold-calling co-exist happily?

Alongside all of this Spring goodness, March has also told us a sombre tale: The end of One Direction as a 5-piece following Zayn Malik’s departure. Solo material is on the way but I predict a modelling contract will be signed within 6 months and he will be the new ‘face’ of the infamous Calvin Klein adverts. The future is bright.

How To Get Retweeted

There are several secrets to successful blogging: many of them I’ve yet to discover. If you define success by the prevalence of your blog in other people’s lives, you’ll probably want to share your website on social media. Obviously.Some secrets however, are not so transparent.

For instance: whenever I share a link to Popculturepartywarrior on Twitter with the hashtag ‘WordPress’ I get retweeted from an account called WordPress Digest.

“_____ favourited your tweet” usually follows shortly afterwards, along with a surge in people enjoying my content. At least, that’s what I assume they’re doing –  all I can see is the viewing figures going up, and if you heed my words, hopefully yours will too. #wordpress

Internet Nuggets: Tips for writers, Lady Gaga & Madonna are comeback Queens, Voting & More!

It’s March, somehow! Spring will fully blossom between the 19th – 21st of the month and with it, the days will finally get brighter. In the meantime, I want to share with you some of the fascinating viewpoints, pop culture highlights and morsels of news I’ve read about over the past few weeks.


Did you catch Lady Gaga at the Oscars? Her phenomenal voice slayed so magnificently, it stunned the fickle media into proclaiming her the comeback Queen.

Speaking of the Oscars, here’s some statistics on how diverse (or not) the Oscar nominees tend to be: White men everywhere.

Women have periods, whereby the uterus releases blood via the vagina for around 7 days of every month. Surprisingly, none of us consider this a luxurious event. –  It needs to stop being taxed as such.

Kurt Cobain was a feminist and his songs reflected his strong views on non-discrimination. Yes, even the unfortunately titled one.

To digress, I’m personally passionate about boldly using split infinitives because the old guidelines are definitely obsolete…

The speculation might be over by now, but Emma Watson’s response to the rumour that she scored a Prince still rules.

Not to shock you, but Apple lied. ‘Shuffle’ isn’t truly random.

THERE IS GOING TO BE AN ‘ADVENTURE TIME’ FILM by the same producers as the Lego Movie and it’s going to be awesome-sauce.

50 Shades of Grey glamourises an abusive relationship and that’s all it does. Take it from someone who knows.

When I discovered Madonna had fallen down a staircase, I mostly hoped it meant her new single gets 10x the radio play, thus silencing the misogynistic notion that she’s “too old” to make music.

If you’re a writer who hopes to produce long fiction one day, I think these 7 tips for writing a novel are pretty useful.

Noel Gallagher insulted another musician again. Only this time it was an ill thought-out slight against Beyonce’s talent.

London is becoming gentrified, including the underwhelming parts I grew up in. A writer produced a thought-provoking piece on the fetishisation of working class culture.

If you live in the UK, you need to vote. There are links to register here.

One of my favourite programmes at the moment is Cucumber, an original drama about LGBTQ lives from stellar writer Russell T. Davies.

Debbie Harry still performs with Blondie and watches The X Factor in her downtime, apparently.

Politics is interesting – don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Recently I took the ‘Vote for Policies’ survey and this is one I’m keen to see come into fruition.

INXS – Never Tear Us Apart is one of my favourite songs ever. A writer for the AV Club recently agreed with me.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these nuggets! Let me know if any of the articles inspire or enrage you particularly and I’ll respond in kind.