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The Feminist societies that make Edinburgh: Girl Up

Words by Sharessa Naidoo (Girl Up President) What are Girl Up’s plans for the new year? Our theme for the year is ‘Information is Power’. We wanted to communicate Girl Up’s belief that all women in the world – and more immediately, at our university – have it in them to live a life of […]

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Lifestyle

Underrated women in politics

With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we can expect many headlines invoking the names of world-renowned female politicians: Angela Merkel, Kamala Harris, Jacinda Ardern. What will, perhaps, not be talked about so much are the hidden majority of women in the political arena who go unnoticed. And that’s not to discredit some of the […]

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Voices

Voices in Focus: Celebrating International Women’s Day with Clitbait

For this year’s International Women’s Day we spoke to Lilah Hyman and Laila Gaffar, the Co-founders of Clitbait Blog, an intersectional, virtual feminist sisterhood which aims to empower and celebrate all women. How would you define intersectionality and why is it so important within feminism? “‘Intersectionality’, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is essentially a framework of […]

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Features Lifestyle

What we can learn from that Nike advert with Serena Williams

“Show them what crazy can do,” implores Serena Williams. The second instalment of Nike’s ‘Dream Crazy’ advertising campaigns focuses on the insults aimed towards sportswomen and the double standards within sport culture. Several famous sportswomen are shown in the commercial which indirectly discusses latest controversies such as IAAF v Semenya. This particular case revolves around […]

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Science

The noble magic mushroom: far more than simply a fun guy

Many psychedelic researchers, when asked about their experiences with entheogens, shy away from the answers. And who can blame them? They can lose credibility by admitting to the use of psychedelics, because this, of course, makes them seem like unreliable druggies. The same can happen if they deny ever having ingested psychedelics because they cannot […]

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Fringe Theatre

I am Bat-El

For those who wander from the Royal Mile to Edinburgh’s New Town, past the crumbling St James’ Shopping Centre and in the direction of Leith, the Fringe can start to feel a bit far away. There are no flyers being handed out, fewer posters and not as many venues. That is not to say that […]