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Flowery shoes, Hufflepuff news and the best bromance of all time: betty’s weekly round-up

Friday is finally here. And we all know that Fridays are for bedroom dance parties, treating yo’ self, and of course, the betty weekly round-up.

Here’s everything we’ve been doing, reading and loving this week.

CEOs can do whatever they like with their femininity

When researching an article, writer Ali Segel stumbled upon the example of ‘femininity’ used by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Appallingly, it read: “she managed to become CEO without sacrificing any of her femininity“. Um, sorry, WHAT?! Merriam-Webster replied saying, “You’re right, working to remove that now.” By the end of the day, the example had been changed. Ha! Take that patriarchy.

M&S Christmas is giving us all the feels 

After what was, let’s face it, a lacklustre John Lewis advert, M&S have stepped up their game. It will make you want to hug your little brother close. And also acquire some red sequinned trainers.

Young people are really concerned about terrorism

This week, the NSPCC released a statement saying that Childline provided 660 counselling sessions about terrorism between November 2015, the month of the Paris attacks, and November 2016, with one in five of the callers aged 11 or younger. Our writer Bridget has some words of wisdom on how to handle big, scary news – and if you’re concerned about terrorism or have anything you’d like to talk to Childline about you can reach them on 0800 1111.

Eddie Redmayne in defence of Hufflepuffs

Shout out to all the Hufflepuffs out there! The unsung heroes. The loyal friends. The only people who can truly pull off yellow. Eddie Redmayne is one of you and he has a message to you all: you are awesome.

The great bromance of our time

Maybe the only good thing to come out of this election result is the influx of Barack Obama and Joe Biden bromance memes. Inverse has done a great round-up of the funniest examples floating around on the internet right now, but this one might just be our fave.

Friday, we’re in love

These embroidered babies are going on our Christmas list IMMEDIATELY. Floral shoes are the perfect winter pick-me-up while all the actual flowers are dead, but you can also rock them with shorts and dresses when summer comes back around. Even better, they’re from the shop at the top of your mum-approved list: M&S. Ideal.


Floral shoes, M&S, £29.50


Big news from betty HQ: we have a new studio and it is AH-mazing! We’re going to start filming in it next week, so keep an eye out for it next week on our YouTube channel.


Have a good weekend and take care of yourselves!

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