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There is never an excuse to cover up sexual violence

Last week, Swedish police faced allegations of a mass cover-up of sexual assaults on young women at the ‘We Are Slthm’ music festival in Stockholm, a festival which is aimed…

Unlike Muslims, The Sun poses a real threat to the state

Last week The Sun outdid itself as the bastion of shameless tabloid sensationalism, claiming that “1 in 5 British Muslims sympathise with Jihadis”. Capitalising on the environment of fear towards…

John Lewis advert is ultimately about profit

The première of the 2015 John Lewis Christmas advert probably had a lot of us reaching for the tissues. The advert shows an old man living on the moon; lonely…

‘Spectre’ is little more than an orientalist cliché

In ‘Spectre’, James Bond is presented with a vitabiotic smoothie. “Do me a favour, throw that in the toilet – cut out the middle man” he quips. Cue laughs. James…

‘Spectre’ is little more than a self aware orientalist cliché

In Spectre, James Bond is presented with a vitabiotic smoothie: “Do me a favour, throw that in the toilet – cut out the middle man” he quips. Cue laughs. James…

Criticism of Greer is necessary to protect transgender rights

—-A petition created by a Cardiff University student to ban Germaine Greer from delivering a lecture at the University due to her problematic views about transgender people has been met…

We must not ignore the problem of food waste

According to the UN, around one third of all food produced for human consumption each year ends up being thrown away – which is about 1.3 billion tons of food.…

The reaction to Justin Bieber’s nudes is hypocritical

Last week, it would have been hard to miss the internet frenzy surrounding the release of pictures of Justin Bieber that left little to the imagination. The naked photographs, taken…