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Does the police want us to like them or fear them?

It has been over 7 months since Sarah Everard was tragically murdered. I still think of her most days. Whether it’s walking alone from a tutorial in the dark or staggering across the Meadows with a group of equally wrecked people, her story still crosses my mind. Last week, more details were released to the […]

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Edinburgh voted safest city to live in

Edinburgh is the United Kingdom’s safest city to live in, according to a new poll of over 2,000 British citizens.   It revealed that 82 per cent of those living in Edinburgh felt safe, with fewer than one in ten residents admitting to having been a victim of crime – a number which rises to one […]

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Walking in the Dark

CW: Sexual Assault “Don’t walk in the Meadows at night,” everyone told me. I ignored them.  Sarah Everard’s death has ricocheted around the world. From Kent, the news of her murder has spread from city to city, even country to country. I see the effects of her death everywhere. When I cross through the Meadows, […]

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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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Kill the (assault on democracy) Bill

One of the favourite protesting moments of my life happened whilst crammed in a tube carriage waiting to leave Westminster Station in March 2019, after one of the first global Youth Strikes for Climate. The spirit of the day had been exhilarating. We had marched for hours, before sitting, strewn across Westminster Bridge as the […]

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When will women ever feel safe to walk anywhere alone?

CW: gender-based violence, sexual harassment If you identify as female, then I know I speak for us all when I say that Sarah Everard’s tragic case has devastated me. I have felt a whole cocktail of emotions – from anger to fear and despair – but, sadly, I didn’t feel surprised by the news. Because […]

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Vigils held in Edinburgh after Sarah Everard murder

TW: sexual assault, sexual violence Vigils similar to those held in London for the murder of Sarah Everard have taken place in Edinburgh this week, both online and in the Meadows. Several events have been held by the organisation, Reclaim These Streets, who were responsible for the vigil in Clapham Common.  Reclaim These Streets states […]

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“Because I am a woman”: The Student explores women’s safety in Edinburgh

TW: Sexual violence, sexual harassment, transphobia In the wake of the disappearance and murder of  Sarah Everard, the debate about women’s safety has been reignited, with a study demonstrating that 97 percent of women aged 18-24 have experienced sexual harassment in public places.  An investigation by The Student has found that 66.3 percent of women […]