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Teeth – The aftermath of a random unprovoked attack

I’m a triplet. It’s an unusual fact about me that comes up once I’ve known someone a little while, be it a colleague, friend, or repeated acquaintance.

It’s the sort of fact you end up telling people a few times. They’ll swear blind you’ve never told them and be genuinely surprised. That’s okay. I can barely remember someone’s name on the first dozen meetings.

Teeth
My two teeth that were punched out

The other personal fact I end up repeating is that four of my front teeth are fake. A mix of metal and porcelain…

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TV Wrestling

Hold Up – Rampant sexual harassment and institutional sexism are still stopping wrestling from appealing to women

Wrestling is having something of a cultural moment. Not the sweaty freestyle you saw in Foxcatcher, but the OTT world of professional wrestling, that exhilarating mix of sport, soap and showmanship.

With GLOW prepping a second season on Netflix and WWE exec Stephanie McMahon popping up on Lorraine to talk up the size of her company’s female audience, it’s clear that women are a key part of wrestling’s new leap at the mainstream.

Becky Lynch in the WWE
WWE

But the regressive sexism of the GLOW era is far from a thing of the past. At a recent independent show in the Midlands, one man started yelling “get your tits out” at a young female wrestler. It wasn’t an isolated incident…

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