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Police officers should be allowed to have visible tattoos

As constant innovation of tattoo art takes place across the globe, and health and safety standards rise alongside, more and more people have found themselves saying, “Actually, maybe I would…

Despite Black Monday’s success, we still have a long way to go

All too often women are reminded how little their voices matter, how little say they have over how people view them, and how little can be done about it. This…

Would televising all trials contribute to our reality TV mentality?

Bored with the overdone Judge Judy and Jeremy Kyle-esque reality TV shows that dominate our daytime television, the possibility of watching real life court proceedings from your living room sofa…

We must do more to educate young people on consent

The idea that someone in their third year of university would feel pressured into sending sexually explicit messages or photos is indicative of a damaging and possibly dangerous relationship. And…

Overtly political Oscar’s coverage failed to address gender inequality

The 88th annual Academy Awards (Oscars) ceremony saw a step in the right direction for a lot of good causes: there was a shout out for LGTBQ awareness from Sam…

We should do more to protect social activists online

Online hate has become an increasingly prevalent part of social media in recent years, fueled viciously by the 2014 scandal of ‘#Gamergate’, and found most predominantly on Twitter. The crux…

We must do more to combat the Oscar’s ‘whitewash’

Idris Elba starred in ‘Beasts of No Nation’, released October 16th 2015, a Netflix original which achieved a 91% review on popular site Rotten Tomatoes, a 7.8/10 on IMDB and…

Free speech should not mean hate speech

A common theme of debate at many universities across the UK has been whether student bodies have been ‘stamping down’ on rights to free speech. This comes in the wake…