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The Female Image

A consideration of Emily Ratajkowski’s essay for Harper’s Bazaar… Model, actor and activist, Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to the discussion of feminism and body positivity, despite receiving controversial opinions. In her 2019 essay for Harper Bazaar, Ratajkowski writes a personal account of her experience of being a woman in an ever-changing society that fears […]

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LGBT+ Lifestyle

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal. The difficulty of this is, however, increased for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This claim might raise an eyebrow or two: surely […]

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Female sexuality in the Love Island era

Love Island returned at the beginning of January to allow some sun into the miserable winter. Within the first week, the ITV series was already receiving many complaints, mostly focusing around the entrance of the two twins, Jess and Eve. Some viewers said that the show was feeding into the so-called ‘twin fetish’ as the […]

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Hijra: India’s historical relationship with gender and sexuality

Hijra are a community of people that reside predominantly in South Asia. According to the BBC, the word hijra encompasses transgender people, transsexual people, cross-dressers, eunuchs and transvestites. Essentially, they are widely defined as not conforming to common gender and sex binaries. Some Hijras are born intersex, but most tend to be born with male […]