New words – 2 November 2015

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she shednouninformala garden shed owned by and equipped for a woman

Is this the ultimate sanctuary? Rise of the SHE shed as more women demand an oasis of calm at the bottom of the garden away from the chaos of family life

[ 20 April 2015]

non-binaryadjectivedenoting a gender identity that does not conform to the generally accepted binary of male or female

Miley’s #InstaPride campaign supports non-binary gender

[ 16 May 2015]

sugaradjectivedenoting liaisons between older, moneyed men and younger women in which money changes hands. The liaisons are often arranged online.

Rachel, 21, knows the dangers. A timid language student at another top university, she joined a sugar website while she was still at school after hearing her parents arguing about money.

[ 17 June 2015]

Sugar dating websites are not supposed to be a conduit for selling sex – that…

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