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Flat White

The cope of self-love

17 February 2023

6:00 AM

17 February 2023

6:00 AM

On Valentine’s Day 2023, the number one hit on the pop charts was a song about a woman (Miley Cyrus) buying herself flowers and chorusing, ‘I can love me better!’

The raising of ‘Self-Love’ in its mass-marketed-iteration feels like a drug offered up to the public to receive the symptoms of a deep-rooted pain, but never the cause.

Women all over the internet, particularly those that consider themselves the inheritors of the feminist mantel, are telling other women to do all those things that they want men to do.

I was struck by a recent Facebook post by Australia’s Clementine Ford telling women...

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