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This week in public… I was leered at in the street

I was walking to dinner with my parents and we stopped to cross the road at Toll Cross where a man was stood waiting in front of us. He turned around, already wearing a very sour expression on his face, and we made eye contact. Then, he proceeded to look me up and down, taking […]

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Bridging the gender-data gap

People who identify as women make up more than half of the people on this planet. They do everything that cis men do. They commute to work, buy houses, go shopping, provide for their families, etc. Why then, do they face more problems in their day to day lives than cis men? Women are more […]

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Legally Blonde at 20: is it beginning to show wrinkles?

**Spoiler Alert**This article contains spoilers! If you haven’t watched Legally Blonde by now you really should! If you can believe it or not it’s been TWENTY YEARS since Elle Woods graced our screens back in 2001. It’s wild to me that this film is officially older than a huge portion of the students at this […]

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You should read: Thirst by Scott Harrison

If you read one book this year, it should be Thirst. Scott Harrison’s 2018 memoir is a story of redemption and one selfish man’s understanding that the world is bigger than himself. Harrison, founder and C.E.O of Charity: Water, talks us through his life story, following his journey from a club promoter to his founding one […]

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In conversation with the Three Pound Theatre Company

Queer as a three-dollar bill – we don’t think so. This phrase has been used throughout the twentieth century as an insult against the Queer community. The Three Pound Coin Theatre Company are reclaiming it. The Student met with Co-founders and Executive Producers Issi Ladd (she/her) and Doug Stephenson (they/them) to talk about what the […]

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Students sceptical there will be change in predatory behaviour

Cw: misogyny and sexual assault It’s been a terrific Women’s History Month so far right? Sorry, I meant horrific. Last week we saw Meghan Markle speaking out about her battles with mental health, for a daytime TV presenter to call her a liar about it the very next day. The devastating case of Sarah Everard […]

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What I’ve Learned as a Care Assistant

All names used in this article are fictional to protect identities When starting to write this I thought about what the easiest way to describe my job is. By title I am a Care Assistant, but, as with so many things, titles and labels don’t really cut the mustard. A day-in-the-life approach might be better […]