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International Women’s Day: celebrating Lifestyle’s unsung heroes

In the past year, we have seen social justice movements, a global pandemic, political uprisings and creative innovations. At the front of many of those changes were incredible women, sustaining us through lockdown, saving lives, leading protests and countries, advocating for justice. With International Women’s Day coming up, here is a list of inspiring women […]

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Featuring: Kamala Harris

CW: Sexual and child abuse, racism Kamala Harris has been named as the next Vice President-elect of the United States of America. Consequently, she is set to become the first woman and the first person of Black and South Asian descent to serve as Vice President in the US. Not only is her new position […]

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Intersectionality in focus: how can feminism be more inclusive?

The theory of intersectionality is not a new one, first being coined in 1989 by civil rights activist, Kimberlé Crenshaw. However, it is one that many feminists are increasingly coming back to, because of its prevalence in today’s society. The theory of intersectionality deals with questions of how a person’s different identities can combine and […]

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Phoolan Devi: the feminist anti-hero India needed

The name Phoolan in Hindi translates to ‘flower’. Soft and docile, beautiful and precious, eventually bearing fruits; everything that an ‘ideal’ woman is supposed to be. Phoolan Devi represents everything that this mystical ideal of a woman is not. Described as being ‘foul-mouthed’ and ‘bold’, she was married off at the age of eleven to […]

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WoC in Science Podcast: An Interview with Amisha Abeyawardene

Amisha Abeyawardene is the host for the upcoming Edinburgh-based podcast, Melanin Memos: WoC in Science Podcast, who kindly gave The Student an interview. She is a fourth-year Biology undergraduate student and has been an active member of the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) community at the University of Edinburgh. She was also one of the […]

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The women of colour mural should not have been removed

To all returning students: take a walk through George Square and you might just notice something different. To all the new students who aren’t aware, in a moving gesture, the university has renamed its largest lecture hall, formerly the George Square Lecture Theatre, in honour of the late Gordon Aikman, an alumnus and campaigner for […]