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Reusable menstrual products are not all-powerful for everyone

Ecofeminism links the eradication of period poverty to the liberation of women. The solution to period poverty? Reusable menstrual hygiene products. Menstrual cups and reusable sanitary pads can be used repeatedly for years at a time before they need to be replaced, thereby also reducing the amount of plastic waste that is produced. Menstrual hygiene […]

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Insatiable

Netflix’s Insatiable stars Debby Ryan as Patty, a bullied seventeen year-old high school student who loses 70 pounds and becomes a pageant contestant dead-set on revenge. In the first episode Debby Ryan is dressed in a fat suit to which students jeer “Fatty Patty”. The show has been heavily criticised for fat-shaming. However, having managed […]

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Comic Relief 2018: On-screen ethical fundraising?

Comic Relief has woven itself into the cultural fabric of the U.K. by hosting it publicly anticipated telethon event each year, alternating between Sport Relief and Red Nose Day. While the charity has cumulatively raised over a billion pounds for various domestic and international projects through their two biggest fundraising campaigns, it can also be […]

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Druids, Tolkien and Glastonbury: the legacy of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones wrapped up its seventh season last August, leaving millions of fans with dropped jaws and the devastating realisation that they would have to wait until 2019 to find out if Tormund survived the destruction of the Wall. With its record-breaking 38 Emmy wins, ratings of 94 per cent and 9.5/10 on Rotten […]

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“Is that racist?”: Stereotyping in TV and Hollywood

From Apu in The Simpsons to Gloria in Modern Family, the long-standing and ever-present use of racial caricatures in television often raises eyebrows and murmurs of the question, “is that racist?”. After coming under critical scrutiny in recent years for failing decade after decade to represent people of colour (POC) in television, Hollywood has almost […]