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Culture Interview Literature

To Be a Woman: A Review and Interview

CW: Sexual assault 99.7 per cent of women in the UK have faced violence, whether it’s in the form of assault, harassment or rape. This is a statistic used in the introduction of To Be A Woman, a new book from GINA, a social enterprise supporting sexual assault and violence survivors. For many people socialised […]

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EUSA Elections 2022 News

Interview with EUSA Presidential Candidate, Fredrik Mohr

Among the candidates for the current EUSA Presidential election is third-year student Fredrik Mohr, a student who has hitherto had little involvement in student politics, but is concerned that there is a separation between student politics and the majority of the student body. Fredrik states he is ‘a regular student with no previous connections to […]

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News

University of Edinburgh accused of failing to support survivors of sexual assault

CW: discussion of sexual assault Aarti Mukhedkar, a student at the University of Edinburgh, has spoken out after their sexual assault case was dismissed by the Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC), despite the fact evidence was found which proved the assault had taken place. Aarti’s case was determined by the Conduct Investigator as “severe” because of […]

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Features

This week in public… I was leered at in the street

I was walking to dinner with my parents and we stopped to cross the road at Toll Cross where a man was stood waiting in front of us. He turned around, already wearing a very sour expression on his face, and we made eye contact. Then, he proceeded to look me up and down, taking […]

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Voices

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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Lifestyle

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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Comment Editorial

To all the men we’ve known before

CW: sexual assault I want to tell you what is normal for women and non-binary people. To be regularly told what we must do to ‘keep ourselves safe’. Don’t walk alone after dark, but don’t give the cab driver your actual address, don’t wear headphones, but pretend to be on the phone, always have your […]

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Lifestyle

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 […]