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Why do girls always have to make the first move?

Instagram stories right now are filled with people sharing posts about the boycott, stories surrounding the spikings, precaution measures, and resource lists. The most common Instagram account circulating is @girlsnightinedinburgh, who have engineered the boycott on the 28th. This group is founded and created by a group of girls, with one of their most popular […]

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Dear boys in clubs…

CW: harassment, gender-based violence, rape Clubs can be a scary place as a woman. Since the 9th of August, when clubs all over Scotland reopened, they’ve been louder, sweatier and packed to the brim with deprived students and teenagers. Given that partying and nightclubs are not viewed as an essential part of life, we do […]

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Commission on the Status of Women: time to build back better

According to a recent YouGov/UN Women survey, only 3% of women aged 18-24 in the UK have never experienced sexual harassment. Of the other 97%, 45% didn’t report it, because they didn’t believe it would help change things. Almost 50% of young women reported having been physically followed. Globally, an adolescent girl dies every ten […]

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Instagram account shines light on institutional rape culture

TW: rape, sexual assault Following the murder of Sarah Everard, the online platform Everyone’s Invited has seen a surge in testimonies of sexual assault linked to schools and universities across the UK. The website, founded in June 2020 by Soma Sara, invites people to submit anonymous testimonies of rape culture associated with schools or universities.  Currently the […]

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Separating myself from ‘Lad Culture’

Cw: sexual harassment and assault. Tragedy, once we process the pain, can lead to profound realisations about the world around us. Both a personal loss, and that of Sarah Everard, illustrated to me that we only have a finite amount of time in life, so I now endeavour to engage with and appreciate my relatives […]

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The Student speaks to the founders of ‘Sarah’s Tree’

Two University of Edinburgh students, Imogen Luczyc-Wyhowska and Martha Reilly, have created a memorial and symbol of solidarity in the memory of Sarah Everard in the Meadows.   On Jawbone Walk, the students established ‘Sarah’s Tree’ to provide Edinburgh residents a public space to collectively grieve for the tragedy of Everard’s disappearance and murder.  People are […]

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Vigils held in remembrance of Sarah Everard

Undeterred by the Metropolitan Police banning the event, a crowd of hundreds gathered at Clapham Common in London on Saturday afternoon to hold a vigil in tribute to Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old woman whose killing has sparked a national uproar about gendered violence and the safety of women.  The event was planned in Clapham Common, […]