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Bullying and Racism in the Workplace

Bullying is often not acknowledged within the workplace; it’s brushed under the rug, and its victims are told to grow a thicker skin. Workplace bullying is the targeted mistreatment by individuals who exploit their position, power, and privilege to emotionally harm those in marginalised positions. Black women are victims of workplace harassment and bullying, often […]

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Why is Hollywood so obsessed with female pain?

It’s a tale as old as time; what do Princess Diana, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, and even Shakespeare’s Ophelia have in common? They are all women who have been used and abused by those telling their stories, and who continue to be portrayed unsympathetically, without their consent. Well, now we can add Marilyn Monroe to […]

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Leo DiCaprio’s Love For Younger Women

Since starring in Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio has been famous for his good looks. In 1998,  People Magazine placed him on the list of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” Yet Titanic is now over 25 years old, and the Leo that starred in The Wolf of Wall Street is a much older man than […]

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Is Valentine’s Day Outdated?

February the 14th, a day of stuffed toys, red roses, and chocolates, of course followed by a romantic candlelit dinner. While expectations are an inherent part of relationships, is Valentine’s Day still applicable? Does the holiday revert to the problematic gender stereotype and heteronormity? What value does the holiday still serve in today’s society? After […]

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Dominic “feminists are among the most obnoxious bigots” Raab: hero of women?

In light of the multitude of spiking and injecting cases across the country, we must consider the vast extent of misogyny that still persists despite the apparent progress we have made over the last century. Yet a key question is raised – why do we care about women? Should misogyny really be a hate crime? […]

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Students sceptical there will be change in predatory behaviour

Cw: misogyny and sexual assault It’s been a terrific Women’s History Month so far right? Sorry, I meant horrific. Last week we saw Meghan Markle speaking out about her battles with mental health, for a daytime TV presenter to call her a liar about it the very next day. The devastating case of Sarah Everard […]

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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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Basic? I call bullshit: why our simple pleasures should not make us feel guilty

You adore Harry Styles. Exclusively live in leggings (bonus points if they’re Lululemons) and oversized jumpers, and of course are an avid iced-latte drinker. No night out is complete without chunky hoops, a pair of Air Force Ones, ribbed flares, and your trusty bottle of Echo Falls to hand. You are, to all intents and […]