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Is exploitation in the fashion industry a feminist issue?

Fashion is historically regarded as a gendered industry with women making up the majority of both consumers and producers. However, in the current climate of body positivity campaigns and protest clothing, there is an uncomfortable discrepancy between how fashion treats its workers and the way in which it claims to champion women’s rights. Women are […]

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Is the use of animals in art ever justifiable?

In recent weeks three artworks featuring live animals have been removed from the Guggenheim Museum in New York, following protests and petitions against animal cruelty. The artworks that were removed from the “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World” exhibition include Peng Yu and Sun Yuan’s Dogs That Cannot Touch Each Other (2003), […]

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Unpaid internships are exploiting students

It is the Government’s responsibility to change the law on internship wages The Student’s discovery this week that Edinburgh business Casa Morada had been advertising several six-month unpaid ‘internships’ may seem unsurprising to many. With every summer holiday, there is news of another company attempting to entice students with glossy-sounding internships that pay only in […]