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Intersectionality in focus: how can feminism be more inclusive?

The theory of intersectionality is not a new one, first being coined in 1989 by civil rights activist, Kimberlé Crenshaw. However, it is one that many feminists are increasingly coming back to, because of its prevalence in today’s society. The theory of intersectionality deals with questions of how a person’s different identities can combine and […]

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Jo Martin: The First Black Doctor

Jo Martin has broken boundaries as she was revealed to be the first black actor to take on the time travellers’ role in Doctor Who. As she delivered the line, “Hello, I’m the doctor,” there was an almost immediate outpouring of shock and joy from fans which ultimately overshadowed any absurd cries about the show […]

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Sex Education Season 2

The first season of Sex Education establishes the show as one which is unafraid to tackle the intricacies of teenage relationships and sexuality with a certain wit and charm, and thankfully season two is no different. Otis (Asa Butterfield), our protagonist from the first season, takes more of a back seat this time around as […]

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Dracula

Dracula has been adapted countless times over the century, yet the new BBC miniseries manages to turn the revered tale into a fast-paced drama whilst still staying relatively true to Bram Stoker’s 1887 novel. Promoted as a “three-day reign of terror,” this adaption certainly didn’t disappoint in the horror department. The atmospheric castle was filled […]

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Do virtual assistants encourage negative stereotypes and sexual harassment?

“Hi, I’m your virtual assistant,” is something that nearly everyone has heard in the age of technology, and these AI voices are commonly female ones. While some virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri have the option for male voices, the default setting is female and with Amazon’s Alexa it will cost you 99p if you wish […]

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What the legalisation of same sex marriage and abortion means for Northern Ireland

As the clock struck midnight on 21 October, thousands of campaigners throughout Northern Ireland and further afield celebrated as their efforts were finally met with success. After a decades long fight by activists, legislation has come into effect that will decriminalise abortion and legalise same-sex marriage throughout Northern Ireland (NI).  Before now, NI was the […]

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Cut the Rent campaign: the fight for accommodation regulation

University is often hailed as some of the best years of a person’s life. However, one element that is disconcerting to many prospective students is the financial burden. Despite the fact that student loans are available to many undergraduates, the reality is that they do not cover the increasing prices of rent in university cities. […]

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The unexpected drone footage: an insight into China’s prisons

Recently released drone footage offers a rare glimpse into China’s hidden prisons. The video, which was anonymously posted to a YouTube channel in September, appears to show Chinese police transferring hundreds of blindfolded and shackled prisoners in what is believed to be the province of Xinjiang.  The inmates are thought to be Uighur Muslims who […]