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The Assistant

Content warning: Sexual assault, rape As Harvey Weinstein finally faces spending the rest of his days rotting in a prison cell, the world is still reeling from the revelations that shocked both Hollywood and the world alike and spawned the #MeToo movement. How could this be allowed to happen? How is it that society allows […]

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Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape

Following a two-week trial, Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape and criminal sexual assault. He could face up to 25 years in prison and will be placed on the sex offender registry. In his landmark Manhattan trial, Weinstein was found guilty of two charges, and acquitted of the three more serious offences of […]

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What can be taken from ‘Untouchable’: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood, as a concept, seems an impenetrable thing. The stars that inhabit it have always claimed an aura of the elite that has existed since classic cinema. The glamour, excitement and shininess of these lives are well-accepted facets of the Hollywood celebrity. But behind these stars and their fantastic lives, there is also an acceptance […]

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TV

What can be taken from Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood, as a concept, seems an impenetrable thing. The stars that inhabit it have always claimed an aura of the elite that has existed since classic cinema. The glamour, excitement and shininess of these lives are well-accepted facets of the Hollywood celebrity. But behind these stars and their fantastic lives, there is also an acceptance […]

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Editorial

We cannot be blind to the abuses and misuses of power ‘epidemic’

If recent allegations around Harvey Weinstein, disgraced former England women’s manager Mark Sampson, and the recent appointment of Malky Mackay as interim Scotland manager tell us anything, it is that power can be manipulated to serve the ends of those who wield it. Not only is that a troubling conclusion to come to, but it […]

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What defines the line between offensive and humourous?

Last week, students at both the Universities of York and Exeter were called out and criticised for offensive and inappropriate behaviour on nights out. Both groups of students were slated for wearing items of clothing with disgusting and unpleasant phrases on them, making light of serious issues such as rape and the Syrian refugee crisis. […]