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Bethan Morrish is moved by powerful podcast S Town

The team behind the hit podcast Serial had enormous shoes to fill when they released their new ‘true-crime’ podcast. And yet, with each hour of interviews seamlessly woven with Brian Reed’s incredibly personal narration, S Town not only fills those shoes, but is positively overflowing with humanity and sensitivity. The first thing to note about […]

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Housewives in catfights: TV’s misrepresentation of the domestic woman

Love it or hate it, the Real Housewives series is enormously successful. The reality programme documents the real-life dramas of wealthy housewives, with little attention given to their almost exclusively male partners. Programmes entirely about women, let alone real ones, are so few and far-between that this series might easily be mistaken for feminist TV. […]

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Five ways to use Creme Eggs

It’s that time of year again: the short window when it is completely acceptable to gorge yourself on as much chocolate as you want because, as everyone knows, if it’s in the shape of an egg, the calories don’t count. More importantly, it’s the only time of the year that the holy grail of the […]

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Rape Crisis Scotland launches ‘I Just Froze’ campaign

Tuesday 7 March saw the launch of Rape Crisis Scotland’s (RCS) new campaign ‘I Just Froze’, which aims to challenge common misconceptions within discourse around the way that rape survivors react to the abuse that they suffer. The campaign takes the structure of a range of videos and other online content which attempts to confront […]

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International Students’ Centre forced to evacuate its campus headquarters

The International Students’ Centre (ISC) has been asked to leave their current location by the University of Edinburgh by the end of this academic year. In December 2016, University administration informed the ISC that they would no longer have access to their lounge space in 22b Buccleuch Place, where the ISC has been located for […]

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Amazon Prime Pick : Good Girls Revolt

Inspired by real events, Good Girls Revolt tells the story of women working as researchers in a 1960s newspaper who sued their employer for gender discrimination. This show is an especially poignant watch this week, as the women in this Amazon original are fighting the very same glass ceiling that has just denied America its […]

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Amy Schumer cannot defend her racist ‘Formation’

Amy Schumer’s recent ‘tribute’ video of Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ is yet another demonstration of the actress’ whitewashing of feminism. Her video, in which she reenacts Beyoncé with female co-stars from her upcoming movie, only highlights her lack of knowledge and sensitivity of the issues raised by the original song. ‘Formation’, one of the most powerful tracks […]

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Asian Persuasion: Mum’s American Dream

Romesh Ranganathan returns with his unique style of travel and heritage discovery. The new season of Asian Provocateur sees Romesh travel to the US with his mother Shanthi, to meet his family living across the pond and to experience North American culture. His style takes a little getting used to, but his talents as a […]