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Will we ever see an end to fatal violence against women?

CW: rape, violence, death On the evening of the 25th of September an Edinburgh vigil was held for Sabina Nessa on The Meadows. It is one of many vigils that have been held throughout the UK in the last few weeks for Sabina Nessa, whose name few will be unfamiliar with. Nessa was a 28-year-old […]

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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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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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Women demand change, not more policing

CW: sexual violence “We no longer trust the police” – how some women are viewing new policing laws with contempt Feminist groups feel the police are failing to protect them, and are demanding change at a societal level to tackle violence against women.  The past month has seen the killing of a woman, Sarah Everard, […]

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Female genital mutilation in Britain is an unspoken issue

Content warning: graphic violence against women When female genital mutilation (FGM) is discussed, it is often viewed as a practice which only takes place in countries in Africa and the Middle East. The high number of women and girls affected in the UK is often ignored. The first conviction in the UK took place on […]