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As word landed this week that the Irish nation would finally be granted a referendum on the hugely contentious 8th amendment, thoughts travelled to the women who have already fallen victim to a system which refused to grant them bodily autonomy.

Indeed, today marks the 34th anniversary of 15-year-old Ann Lovett, who died from a post-partum haemorrhage after delivering her baby son alone in a grotto in Granard, Co Longford.

Ann's death in 1984 has subsequently acted as a symbol of a system which refused to place trust in its women, and today the Irish public are seeking to remember her bravery.

"Like many names and faces we know & will never know, she was betrayed by a culture that shamed and punished young unmarried pregnant women," wrote one Twitter user this morning.

Echoing this sentiment, many more used their platforms to pay tribute to the school girl who gave birth on a dark, cold night beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary.

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Last night's Grammy Awards ceremony was full of touching moments and gripping performances, but few caught the attention of the viewing public quite like Kesha's powerful rendition of her song, Praying.

Joined by a host of female singers all dressed in white, the singer gave an emotionally charged performance of the song she wrote amid the very public lawsuit against her former producer Dr. Luke, who she accused of sexual and emotional abuse.

Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Andra Day were just some of the women to join the star on stage.

The fierce performance ended with Kesha wiping tears from her face as she hugged her fellow artists.

Earlier in the night, Praying lost out to Ed Sheeran's Shape of You in the Best Pop Solo Performance category, leaving many angered fans questioning the judging process.

Some argued that Ed's hit single, which contains lyrics about admitting a woman's body, was not an appropriate winner given that the award organisers had thrown their support behind the Time's Up and #MeToo movements.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a thing or two to say about the whole debacle.

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In a milestone moment yesterday, the Dáil passed legislation which will allow pubs to serve alcohol on Good Friday.

For 90 years, pubs and off licenses have been barred from selling alcohol meaning that the good folk of this country have been forced to stock up on Holy Thursday with all the fervour of people facing a siege.

The decision to remove the prohibition after almost a century has, unsurprisingly, been the talk of Twitter since the news broke yesterday afternoon.

From suggesting the move could help facilitate the creation of new drinking games to drawing comparisons to the Repeal the 8th debate, the good folk in the Twitosphere haven't held back.

Take a look at these…

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Awkwardly deflecting the unwanted attention of strangers is a regular occurrence for many women on a night out.

Whether you're being pressed for your phone number or encouraged into accepting a drink, there are, unfortunately, many occasions when it seems like a simple no just isn't enough.

We become experts at proffering excuses, and regularly lament the fact that we feel obliged to thread on eggshells when attempting to communicate our disinterest in the exchange.

So, it's no surprise we often feel a surge of appreciation for anyone who helps to disengage us from such a situation as a recent tweet confirmed.

Amassing more than half a million likes in just five days, it's clear that the Twitosphere is here for any woman who helps another by interjecting when an attempted chat-up scenario is going quickly south.

Detailing an awkward exchange she had with a persistent male stranger, Twitter user, Amna, paid tribute to the woman who read the situation perfectly, and pretended to know Amna in an effort to bring the conversation to an end.

The tweet has clearly struck a chord with hundreds of thousands of people, with many women detailing their own experiences and providing their own advice.

"After the first refusal, if he persists it's time to DROP being polite," advised one Twitter user. "You aren't required to be polite to creepers or fear being thought rude."

"Be firm, be loud for all around to hear. Look him in the eye & say 'I SAID NO.' Then stop-don't say anything else. And don't apologise!"

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No matter how self-assured you may be, the prospect of selling yourself in a job interview is always pretty daunting,

You may know the job spec inside out and have the ability to carry out the tasks in your sleep, but that doesn't mean you won't fall victim to a bad bout of verbal diarrhoea or a woeful spate of knee tremors.

Since the vast majority of us have experience of at least one appalling job interview, it's no surprise that #IBlewTheInterviewWhen is currently trending on Twitter as social media users share their worst memories of that oh-so-important meeting.

And we're going to be honest here, you're about to feel much better about yourself.

1. It's that damn accent.

2. Well, it is. 

3. Rookie mistake.

4. Please see yourself out. 

5. Why though? 

6. He only has himself to blame. 

7.  Not everyone can do it, you know.

8. But maybe it is. 

9. Kind of correct. 

10. Ha ha ha HA HA HA HA 

11.  What are the odds?

12. What's with the third degree? 

13. That'll do it. 

14. Yep. Been there. 

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No sooner had the dust settled on the news of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's separation, rumours began circulating that Chris' co-star, Jennifer Lawrence, played a role in the demise of the couple's ten-year relationship.

While those rumours were swiftly dismissed, news of Chris' decision to file for divorce on December 1 gave rise to further rumour that the 38-year-old actor had entered into a new relationship with Olivia Munn.

Not content to allow media outlets to benefit from industry rumour, Olivia decided to reach out to Anna, and subsequently shared the details of their exchange on her Twitter page in a move which has garnered considerable praise on social media.

In a passionate post written earlier today, 37-year-old Olivia sought to highlight the inaccuracy of the recent reports, writing: "Not every woman is scorned and upset after a break up."

"Not every woman is 'furious' at another woman for dating her ex," she continued. "Even if i was dating @prattprattpratt, some tabloids got me and @annakfaris all wrong."

"Women respect and love each other more than some people like to think," Olivia added, before sharing a screenshot of the conversation she had with Anna in the wake of the reports.

Contrary to the articles, the actresses appear to have nothing but mutual respect for each other, with Anna telling Olivia she loved her for reaching out.

"You are so sweet to text – I love you – having said that if you were my new sister in law I would be thrilled," Anna told Olivia after the latter confirmed she was not dating Chris.

The text has amassed almost 10,000 likes in mere hours, with one Twitter user writing: "This is just pure class."

"This is how we support each other: we reach out DIRECTLY. I get told I’m talked “about,” but being talked TO would have been much better," added another.

Well played, ladies.

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This day ten years ago, Hollywood went into mourning as the news of Heath Ledger's untimely passing made front-page headlines.

The Australian actor was just 28-years-old when he died of a cardiac arrest brought on by an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

The father-of-one, whose career had gone from strength to strength in the years leading up to his tragic demise, died alone in his Manhattan apartment in the early hours of January 22.

Loved by fans and lauded by critics, the impact the award-winning actor had in just ten short years on the film industry cannot be underestimated, with his final role in The Dark Knight securing him an Oscar, which was awarded posthumously.

Today, film fans and industry insiders take to Twitter to honour the actor who brought us numerous memorable characters including Patrick Verona. Ned Kelly, Ennis Del Mar and The Joker.

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It's been three weeks, so if you don't yet consider yourself a die-hard Derry Girls fan, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

Having debuted on January 4, the show was an instant hit, but as one corker doesn't make a series, we held our breath and crossed our fingers that the following episodes would retain the same standard as the pilot.

But they didn't. They surpassed it. 

From the super-tight script and the laugh-out-loud one-liners to the pop culture references and the classic 90s soundtrack, there seems to be nothing about this show that Twitter isn't here for.

And we'll be honest, if we're not watching Derry Girls, we're reading about it.

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Fulfilling the wishes of a deceased family member is something we'd all endeavour to do if the situation arose, and Antonia Nicol's father was no different.

Following the death of his wife, Phedre Fitton, in 2013, Antonia's dad was under strict instructions to tend to her house plants – a task he took very seriously.

However, Antonia's poor dad was utterly oblivious to the fact that his late wife was busy trolling him from beyond the grave.

Taking to Twitter to share her late mum's sense of humour with the public, Antonia wrote: "Before my mum passed away, she gave my dad strict instructions to water the plants in the bathroom.He's been religiously watering them & keeping them alive."

But all wasn't as it seemed as Antonia revealed in the rest of her post, which  has been liked more than 100,000 in just two days.

"They look so amazing he decided to take them to his new home, only to discover they are plastic! Can hear my mum chuckling," she finished.

The tweet has struck a chord with thousands of people worldwide who recognised their own family members in Phedre's prank.

"There's something deeply human about it too," wrote one Twitter user. "I looked after my mum up to her passing and our humour was often jet black. Too easy to forget it. Thanks for sharing!"

"I lost my lovely mum last year, she was 85. But she would've loved that joke; my mum like yours had a wicked sense of humour," added another.

Antonia's parents were together since their teens.

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If you gave Twitter even a passing glance in the hours that followed the first episode of Derry Girls last Thursday night, you'll know it went down an absolute storm.

And if you took a look today, you'd know that the nation is now officially obsessed with Channel 4's latest offering.

In fact, viewers are already calling for longer episodes of the comedy series which follows 16-year-old Erin and her band of mates as they navigate secondary school life under the watchful eye of the nuns, and to the backdrop of The Troubles.

Thankfully, confirmation has arrived that the series has already been commissioned to return for a second season, but we'll be honest, we want more than just that.

We want 60-minute episodes, we want a movie, we want to be best friends with Michelle… 

 

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Dry January is in full swing, ladies, and as a result Twitter is awash with posts from people debating the merits of a self-imposed alcohol-free month.

And like every Twitter thread, it's a real mixed bag.

Whether they're dismissing the notion entirely or embracing it with all their might, the inhabitants of the Twitosphere certainly have an opinion on it.

Introducing….

The non-starters

The strugglers

The embracers

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As hard and all as it is to believe, there are people out there who have never actually watched Friends.

While the vast majority of us here at SHEmazing HQ have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all ten series, there are other people who have never actually understood the 'pivot' reference.

Eager to remedy this, Netflix announced that they had added each and every glorious episode to their streaming service, ensuring we were all on the same page when it can to the Manhattanites.

Diving head-first into a decade worth of trials and tribulations, new viewers have wasted no time sharing their thoughts on the six-piece, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.

We mean, take a look at this.

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