Not fireman, it’s firefighter! Fire Brigade mocked after accusing Peppa Pig of ‘sexism’ — RT World News

Peppa Pig has become embroiled in a war of words on social media after the children’s TV show was slammed by London Fire Brigade, claiming it prevents girls from joining the fire service due to its use of ‘sexist’ language. The row over the world-famous children’s character, which has included TV presenter Piers Morgan piling in on Twitter to blast “Why don’t you go and put out fires?” was initiated by a Peppa Pig episode titled: “The Fire Engine.”It starts with the narrator saying: “Mummy Pig is dressed as a…

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The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won’t Die

The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won’t Die Clear glass Pyrex cookware is practically an American icon. With its pleasing heft and remarkable resilience, these famous clear pans have been essential when cooking biscuits, casseroles, and pies since 1915. There’s only one problem. About 15 years ago, the pans started exploding when they got too hot — which is ironic since Pyrex glass was specifically designed to be heat resistant. Some blamed a change in the glass formula and flocked to thrift stores to buy older models. Others cried hoax.…

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On democracy, Sir Lewis Namier and the struggles of the super-rich

I SPENT MUCH of this week in the House of Commons press gallery not knowing whether to laugh or cry. Theresa May laying out the case for her deal on Tuesday, her voice so hoarse that it could hardly be heard and her body hunched, was a moment of both personal and national humiliation. The chaos on Wednesday, when Tory MPs were first told that they wouldn’t be whipped and then, at the last moment, that they would, sending them scurrying hither and thither, was a moment of high farce.…

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On democracy, Sir Lewis Namier and the struggles of the super-rich

I SPENT MUCH of this week in the House of Commons press gallery not knowing whether to laugh or cry. Theresa May laying out the case for her deal on Tuesday, her voice so hoarse that it could hardly be heard and her body hunched, was a moment of both personal and national humiliation. The chaos on Wednesday, when Tory MPs were first told that they wouldn’t be whipped and then, at the last moment, that they would, sending them scurrying hither and thither, was a moment of high farce.…

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Dairy vs Dairy-Free Taste Test

Today we see what foods are dairy-free. GMM #1046! Mike & Alex learn how to be Beauty Kings on GMC this Saturday! https://goo.gl/QdXZdC SUBSCRIBE to GMM: http://bit.ly/subrl2 | Watch today’s GMMore episode: https://goo.gl/hbsveo Join us in donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/givethanks. Every donation goes toward supporting the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Follow Rhett & Link: Facebook: http://facebook.com/rhettandlink Twitter: http://twitter.com/rhettandlink Tumblr: http://rhettandlink.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/rhettandlink Other Rhett & Link Channels: Main Channel: https://youtube.com/rhettandlink Good Mythical MORE: https://youtube.com/user/rhettandlink3 Rhett & Link EXTRAS: https://youtube.com/user/rhettandlink4 GMM Merch:…

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Food 

7 Great Vegan Food Spots in LA You Might Not Know About

Los Angeles is a Mecca for vegan foodies. Come and explore some of the city’s best restaurants, pop-ups, and food trucks dishing up great plant-based food.Los Angeles is no stranger to plant-based eating. PETA called it the “Most Vegan-Friendly City” in the U.S. last year. Every year the city hosts multiple veggie food fests, where culinary magicians tempt attendees with everything from meatless jerky to jackfruit tacos. But you’d still be surprised at how many vegan offerings you can find hidden in unexpected corners of the city. Let’s take a…

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On political paralysis, British intellectuals and the wisdom of Victorians

THE AUGURIES for next week’s Brexit votes are not good, to put it mildly. The European Reform Group of hardline Eurosceptic MPs is divided into two camps: those who are willing to compromise with the prime minister on condition that they get everything they want; and those who are not willing to compromise even if they get everything they want with a cherry on top (one Leave-supporting politician I know tells me that about 30 of his colleagues are now clinically insane). The DUP, Northern Ireland’s largest party, is in…

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On political paralysis, British intellectuals and the wisdom of Victorians

THE AUGURIES for next week’s Brexit votes are not good, to put it mildly. The European Reform Group of hardline Eurosceptic MPs is divided into two camps: those who are willing to compromise with the prime minister on condition that they get everything they want; and those who are not willing to compromise even if they get everything they want with a cherry on top (one Leave-supporting politician I know tells me that about 30 of his colleagues are now clinically insane). The DUP, Northern Ireland’s largest party, is in…

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Margo Jefferson on What Her Michael Jackson Book Is Missing

In 2006, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times writer and critic Margo Jefferson wrote one of the defining analyses of Michael Jackson. On Michael Jackson was a slim volume of cultural criticism, not a comprehensive biography by any means, and yet it provided singular insight into the space Michael occupied within our culture, as Jefferson attempted to understand Michael — both the man and the artist — through the prisms of celebrity culture and child stardom, race and gender, victimhood and abuse. Today, she sees the book as incomplete. While the final…

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On protesting “nuns”, a Labour “defection” and a story about “Andre Previn”

THE FIRST time I encountered protesters dressed as nuns was when I lived in the Bay Area of San Francisco in 1984-5. Sister Mary Boom Boom and her fellow Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were fixtures on the flourishing protest scene. This week I encountered another one protesting against Jacob Rees-Mogg’s appearance before a sell-out crowd of 2,300 at the London Palladium. This particular “nun” was a woman, rather than a man like the American sisters. But her worries were the same—that the right-wing was bent on depriving gays and women…

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