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Caitlin O'Connor

Caitlin is a 3rd year History and English Literature student, and a regular writer for The Student.
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There’s an ancient capital town we have found a tiny space in, between the sandstone tenement buildings and the cobble stone roads, and the tourist-filled corner shops we visit and…

The Hillsborough disaster’s creation of a powerful campaign

For resistance to most effectively damage the oppressive force, organisation is key. Within a movement, different roles should be taken up, depending on individual activists and the context of the…

The radicalism of self-care need to be reinitiated

Self-care is an important act of resistance. It is an attempt at asserting individuality and prioritising physical and mental health against the oppressive socio-economic institutions that threaten it. The nature…

UCU Strikes expose the structural failings of the university system

The system of higher education in the UK is breaking apart and, amidst the conflict and separation, it is failing its staff and students. In the upcoming strike, the Universities…

Cheap and cheerful gift ideas for Valentines day

Though Valentine’s Day may be considered one of the more commercial holidays – a day that pushes forward heteronormative ideals of love, tailored to a capitalist socio-economic environment – buying…

The Time’s Up movement will work best as a campaign of solidarity

Content Warning: sexual assault It started with a letter. On New Year’s Day of 2018, a statement of solidarity was signed by 300 women in the entertainment industry, addressing those…

The foreign secretary is ignorant of British colonialism

It is a question as old as Parliament: do ‘gaffe-prone’ politicians act as light relief from the harshness of politics, or are they an embarrassment to the country they represent?…

Davies’ re-election is a step backwards for equality

Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, is notorious for his sexist remarks and holding some of the most socially right-wing views in parliament – in 2013 he was one of 136…