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There is no one way to be a woman: the future of our rights includes trans identities

Last Wednesday the University of Edinburgh platformed a panel discussion organised by the university’s Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership. The speakers invited were women often referred to as “TERFs” (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists), although the term continues to be debated, to discuss what they call “sex-based rights.” Such rhetoric can be used to deny […]

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Let’s talk about prescriptivists

I learned English when I was 11. It took me about six months to pick up, really, because I moved to the United States, enrolled in a regular American school and hence had no other choice. The television was in English and my step-dad spoke English and every book in the school was written in […]

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Doing lots of exercise will not solve all of your problems

Content warning: mention of bulimia, transphobia and ableism  Let’s talk about exercise. It can be a scary topic for us, recovering bulimics with gym addictions. Gyms are highly competitive, intimidating places often romanticised and used as punishment. If going for a run or pumping iron is your thing, good for you, but there is no […]

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An insight with Mridul Wadhwa into working in a rape crisis centre

Content warning: mentions of sexual assault and rape.Sexual violence is a sensitive, yet current issue that affects thousands of women on a yearly basis. Whilst crime rates in Scotland are decreasing, sexually based crimes have been on an upward trend since 1974. Rape crisis centres are just one way a survivor can seek help after […]

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Incoming LGBT+ Liberation Officer: Rosie Taylor

Rosie Taylor is the new LGBT+ Liberation officer for Edinburgh University Students’ Association. Karolina Zieba, a writer and former Editor-in-Chief for The Student, sat down with Rosie for a chat about her new role and LGBT+ issues on campus. Rosie Taylor is the incoming LGBT+Officer, leading the liberation campaign and representing queer students in the […]

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Eat, F*ck, Love: An Interview with the Panel

Content warning: Discussion of eating disorders and strong language. For Friday, March 15, WellComm at King’s and Sexpression Edinburgh have teamed up to host a panel they called Eat, Fuck, Love. The event is a safe space to talk about eating disorders and the impact they have on relationships. The Student got the opportunity to […]

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Interview with the R Sustainable Fashion Show: Milda Matilda Lebedyte & Daniela Ioana Antonia Groza

On Sunday, 24  March, the R Sustainable Social Enterprise will host a fashion show and an exhibition focused on sustainability practices within the fashion industry. The Student got the opportunity to speak to the organisers, Milda Matilda Lebedyte (she/her), a student ambassador for Fashion Revolution Organization, and Daniela Ioana Antonia Groza (she/her), a student ambassador […]

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In conversation with Sharon Cowan: the politics of queerness

Sharon Cowan (she/her) is a professor of feminist and queer legal studies at the Law School here at the University of Edinburgh. She treated me to a conversation surrounding the meaning of the word ‘queer,’ from its empowering history to its powerful politic. I met Professor Cowan at the Redefining Leadership: LGBT+ Student panel event. […]