Jacqui Cheer, the chief constable of Cleveland, and the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on children and youth, said society was becoming "quite intolerant" of young people in public spaces, and the public and police were too ready to label "what looks like growing up to me as antisocial behaviour".
She said police and public had to understand that antisocial behaviour "is not just being annoying or being in the wrong place at the wrong time or there's more than three of you". (Travis, 2013).
"It wasn't painful at all, it just zings a bit. It's modest. It can't be seen unless I choose to show it to someone." (Dimbleby in Deans, 2013).
A budget Christmas can mean you don't get to have those "luxury" crackers with the nail clippers in them, and it might result in your having to get the Aldi Irish cream instead of the Baileys, but ultimately, you're still watching the same rubbish telly and having the same rows as everyone else. (Cosslett, 2013d).
Although Rwanda does not have a fashion school, Mugabo says the tragic history of her family has made her more determined to follow her desire to be a designer. "When I was doing graphic design in college, my parents asked, what is she doing?" says the 23-year-old, who studied in the US and interned at Teen Vogue. "Fashion is a luxury here. Not everyone can afford to be fashionable and our culture is very conservative so people think it's too showy. But I knew that's what I wanted to do with my life. (Fallon, 2013).
Asked how she can justify exploiting the very sexual objectification she's protesting against, she says, "I'm not against my body. I'm against their point of view on my body. We are giving you meaning to women's body. We're showing it in a completely different context, with completely different emotion – not with this," and she poses like a glamour model. (Aitkenhead, 2013).
Nearly all clothes shops in Britain use size 10 or size 8 mannequins, including Topshop and Miss Selfridge, even though the average British woman is a size 16. (Halliday, 2013).
Asked whether the fixation on skinny thighs is a way of forcing women's bodies to look pre-pubescent, Franklin says: "This culture has encouraged women to infantilise themselves. When you are so fixated on approval for what you look like, you are a little girl: you haven't grown up." (Swash, 2013).
English literature is to be stripped out of the core English GCSE exam, leaving nothing but grammatical correctness and straitjacket language reduced to right and wrong answers. Literature is to become an optional extra, and probably not a highly regarded one, for fear it might let the imagination roam dangerously free. (Toynbee, 2013).
Where have all our dark-skinned sisters gone? What does it mean that the only acceptable black faces are light-skinned? This is the reality of colourism. (Okereke, 2013).
"I'm anti-consumerist, not pro-thrift. I love clothes but I don't want disposable clothes. It's about the pride of making stuff, rather than having stuff." (Brooks in Williams, 2013).
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