Victoria Wright

Victoria Wright is a writer, campaigner and actress with a facial disfigurement. She starred in the Channel 4 Series 'Cast Offs' (www.victoriawright.net).

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The Lone Ranger: Why does Hollywood pick villains with facial disfigurements?

Once again, Hollywood has equated facial disfigurements with being evil. It's time to stop such lazy disablism.

William Roache, child abuse and past lives

Judging by his comments, I guess my disability is just a punishment for being a total badass in a previous life?

Mary Berry, Joanna Lumley...When female role models go bad

There is nothing more outrageous than a female role model giving an opinion we disagree with

In the old days we had tupperware parties, now we have botox parties

Maybe we should leave it to the qualified professionals?

The Sessions, Untouchable, Rust and Bone - it's great they're tackling disability, but where are the disabled actors?

Hollywood and European cinema is breaking taboos about disabled people. Pity they forgot to hire disabled actors to play the leads.

Megan Fox is beautiful. I must save bombshells like her from extinction

I interviewed Megan Fox for Esquire*, and was literally blown away by her symmetry

Gay weddings are 'just the same as everyone else'

Dos and Don'ts for gay Bishops in the Church of England

The Church has opened its doors to gay - but celibate - bishops

IQ of a carrot? You could think of some politicians as fruit and veg

A leading member of Mensa has apologised after calling anyone with an IQ below 60 a “carrot” live on BBC Breakfast.

Ukip your views on social care and abortions to yourself, Mr Geoffrey Clark

The candidate has been suspended for advocating "compulsory abortions"

Star Icefall by Masahiro Miyasaka (Japan): The winner of the Earth and space category was taken in Nagano, Japan. This image shows Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades as the backdrop to an eerie frozen landscape. Though the stars appear to gleam with a cold, frosty light, bright blue stars like the Pleiades can be as hot as 30,000 degrees Celsius

Oh 'Evans above, Radio 4 presenter mistakes women for stars

Women are not "bright", they're clever. Like men

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

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First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
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Look what's mushrooming now!

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Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin