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Gen Z: Internet Addicts or Digital Revolutionaries?

Gen Z are truly an intriguing set of individuals – they have little to no memory of the world before modern technology, they grew up alongside the creation of social media, and for many the internet served as a surrogate parent, adding a new dimension to their worldly education. The raising of Gen Z feels […]

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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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Rape prosecution: why radical change is an imminent necessity

In the last five years rapes reported to police have risen by 65%; a startling result of the lessening stigma of being a survivor, and the rise of the #MeToo movement allowing people, especially women, to speak more freely about their experiences. However our legal system, and legal systems globally, have failed to keep up. […]

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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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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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MP Ross Thomson Must Resign

If reports of Ross Thomson groping several SNP researchers in the House of Commons bar are proven true, he must be sacked from his party. For too long, men have abused their power in dark seedy corners of Westminster without facing consequences. Thomson is the Tory MP for Aberdeen South. He’s young, vibrant, and active […]

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The R. Kelly allegations point out the need for intersectionality

We are living through a period of exposure. For the past year, a slew of allegations have been hitting the media as women all over the world discuss their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. Often, the antagonist is presented by the media, denounced by their peers, and sentenced by the public. Can the same […]

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‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’: inherently archaic or empowering?

Content Warning: Mentions sexual assault and rape In the lead up to Christmas 2018, a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio banned ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ from its playlist. The decision to do so was prompted by listener complaints about the song’s promotion of rape culture. Host of Star 102 station, Glenn Anderson, defended the action […]