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Yasmin Murray

Comment writer. History and Spanish student.
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Argentina’s presidential elections herald a radical change

The result of Argentina’s presidential elections last week signified both a radical change for Argentina and Latin America, as the victory of centre-right Mauricio Macri looks to reverberate across countries…

This week in history: Franco’s Death

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Spain’s fascist dictator, Francisco Franco. The Caudillo’s dictatorship began in 1939, and from its inception it was characterised by a…

ISIS’ use of women as human shields typifies gender violence

The recent video footage of caged civilian captives in Damascus highlights two key aspects of modern warfare: the targeting of civilians and within that, the specific victimisation of women. The…

Male feminists should not displace female voices

Can men really be feminists? As many famous male figures embrace the term, the question pervades popular discourse and requires serious consideration. Firstly, it is essential to dispel the myth…

Celebrating Columbus Day is inherently problematic

Every second Monday in October, crowds gather for the annual celebration of Columbus Day in the US. While many states, such as Alaska and California, choose to reject this tradition…

Catalonian independence is not so straightforward

The majority win of the pro-independence parties in Catalonia’s regional elections, while seemingly representative of a breakaway from Spain, should be considered as little more than a political hiccough. Although…

‘Feminazi’ Crystalises Opposition To Gender Equality

The ubiquity of the term ‘Feminazi’, in recent public discourse, disturbing crystallises the prevalent opposition to principles of gender equality. The term itself, coined in the 1990s by Rush Limbaugh,…