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‘Men are trash’ polarising hate speech or empowering women?

A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle: a popular feminist phrase coined by Irina Dunn in the 1970s, indicative of a society sick of the patriarchal narrative being the only voice heard.  There is a certain iconicity to phrases which are utilised to push back against an abjectly oppressive narrative. Their adoption into […]

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#HimToo tries to invalidate sexual assault victims’ experiences

Content Warning: Mentions Sexual Assault. The recent controversy surrounding Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and confirmation to the United States Supreme Court saw the rise of a new movement, #HimToo. The #HimToo movement, intended as a counter to the popular #MeToo movement, consisted of many conservatives stating their concern about whether they or their loved ones […]

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The election that may have altered the path of the free world

Content Warning: Sexual assault reference For the past few weeks there has been  uproar all across America concerning the new candidate for the Supreme Court – Brett Kavanaugh.   In the most watched trial since the O.J. Simpson case, the enquiry into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh drew in numbers that surpassed 20 million. […]

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Personal Experience: The bravery of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez inspires hope and a deep sadness to silent victims of sexual assault

Content warning: sexual harassment and assault. In the past few weeks two women have come forward to accuse American Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of historic sexual assault. These accusations have subsequently received intense scrutiny throughout America and the world. One alleged victim, Professor Christine Blasey Ford, was called to testify at Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary […]