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Combating violence against women

In 2023, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women falls on 25th November and will mark the launch of 16 days of activism, culminating on 10th December,…

Chris Brown at the Grammys: why is he still nominated?

The sixty-fifth annual Grammy Awards were marked by monumental firsts, including Robert Glasper’s win in the category of Best R&B Album entitled Black Radio III. This marks Robert Glasper’s, the…

Do Violent Shows Raise Violent Children?

Giselle Nascimento Dias explores how violence on TV can have adverse consequences for child development.

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange was controversial to say the least when it was published in 1962, with an equally controversial film adaptation from Stanley Kubrick following nine years…

Sexual assault on campus is endemic – so why are we ignoring it?

Content warning: Sexual assault, violence, harassment, misogyny. Sexual assault is rife on campus – and we are failing to discuss it. As a student I have watched the short, middle…

Inappropriate: the politics of language in reporting on serious crime and sexual violence

On Monday 26th October, Edinburgh Evening News published an article which called sexual assault ‘inappropriate’. Inappropriate behaviour is attending a wedding dressed in a Halloween costume, making loud animal noises…