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An amazing accent, fit women, and an anti-feminist political party.

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1. This Girl Can

Source: This Girl Can/YouTube

Have you seen this inspirational ad yet? Here’s what our readers thought of it. [TheJournal.ie - 3 mins]

2. “You wouldn’t be long gettin frostbit”

Source: Craic Hi/YouTube

This Derry lad has been getting a lot kudos for his amazing accent – but is it real? DailyEdge.ie finds out. [DailyEdge.ie - 3 mins]

3. Steve Earl

Yet Earle is not a redneck. Far from it. He’s articulate and aware, the son of middle-class parents who raised him in San Antonio, Texas, to be something and were dismayed when, at 14, he quit school and hit the road for Nashville.

The legendary Steve Earl (you might recognise him from The Wire even if you don’t know his music) has a new album out soon. Here’s a look at an interview he did back in the day. [The Guardian - 10 mins]

4. Heard the one about the anti-feminist party?

“Feminism is a hatred, and it should be a badge of shame,” he said. “To call yourself a feminist should be no more acceptable than calling yourself a bigot or a sexist or a fascist. It is a deeply vile, corrupting ideology and the idea it’s a benign movement about gender equality is dangerous nonsense.”

There’s an anti-feminist party running in the UK’s general election… and people are falling over themselves to comment on this interview. [Buzzfeed - 7 mins]

5. More Serial news

Source: Serial Podcast/SoundCloud

This time, an interview with Rabia Chaudry, the woman who brought the case to Sarah Koenig. [Stanford Daily - 5 mins]

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