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International Women’s Day moved online as expected

Monday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being ‘Choose to Challenge’. The day has existed across the world in some form for over a hundred years, with every year since 1996 having a different theme. Its main aims, according to the official website, are “to celebrate achievements; raise awareness about women’s […]

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Scarlet letter be damned: it is time to end victim blaming

CW: Domestic violence, sexual violence With the events of this summer and George Floyd’s death still weighing heavily on our minds as we continue to demand change, an inkling of hope is in the air. As a community, we have been striving to be more inclusive, to understand and support one another. Recent events in […]

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Covid-19 and the issue of domestic violence

Nearly two million people in the UK suffer from domestic abuse every year, yet this number has only made the headlines since the advanced coverage of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 lockdown. The chief executive of domestic abuse charity Nia has revealed that 16 women were killed in the first three weeks of the government’s […]

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Domestic abuse is happening at university. So why don’t we talk about it?

Content warning: domestic abuse, domestic violence, discrimination, sexual assault and rape It is an all too familiar scenario. There are friends over for pre drinks, Beyoncé is playing, everyone is looking fly. Someone takes a photo of the #squad and goes to upload it on Facebook, but a friend asks them not to. “My boyfriend […]

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Philip Davies fails us as an MP by ignoring complex power structures

Philip Davies, the newly elected member to the Women and Equalities Committee, is an anti-feminist who believes that the committee should never have been set up. Yesterday, he spent 78 minutes arguing against the Istanbul Convention Bill, a bill to fight violence against women and domestic violence, claiming that it would be harmful to men. […]