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The Ugly Girls Club is out of your league, lads

by | 9th, December 2014

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Have you see the Ugly Girls’ Club? Members convene at the Royal Holloway’s feminist society.

Natasha Barrett, president of the society and a second-year English Literature student, said:

“It started very small, as a joke between society members that was a bit tongue-in cheek.” With hundreds of selfies posted on Twitter in under two weeks and 4,000 Facebook fans, the campaign is blossoming into more than they could ever have imagined.

“We’ve had a lot of support from Exeter University and their feminist society there. They showed a massive amount of enthusiasm for it and we realised we should get in touch with more feminist societies. It’s becoming the case that there aren’t very many university feminist societies left that we haven’t heard from. We’ve had support from America, Canada and Australia as well. It’s really cool – even people from Oklahoma!”

Even them.

“We’re challenging conventional roles, sexist traditions and speech, which judge people for their appearance rather than their substance, traits, policies or achievements.”

Which is why, erm, you’re all women in the Ugly Girls’ Club?

The Independent then adds:

A survey carried out by NUS has highlighted the dangers of lad culture on campuses.

Lad culture is what used to be called being male. The idea is that lads have no idea about female sexual consent. Can these face-pulling anti-lads save human kind from jokey, banterising men? Can sensitivity training rescue the nice boy from his inner lad? Or will males resent to being continually censored and pilloried as

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