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EUSA Elections 2022 Voices

Interview with EUSA Women’s Officer Candidate, Hope Conway-Gebbie

CW: Sexual Violence Hope (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student of Sociology and Politics. She is running to be Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s next Women’s Officer. The Student interviewed Hope to find out more about her campaign. Why are you running to be the next Women’s officer?   I am running to be the next Women’s […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus: an interview with Lesley Johnston

cw: Sexual Assault The last few months have been ones of caution for women across the country. Following the emergence of the spiking epidemic and cases of sexual assault within the police force, sexual violence against women has once more been thrown into the public sphere. Having been met with voracious protest, people are now […]

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Dominic “feminists are among the most obnoxious bigots” Raab: hero of women?

In light of the multitude of spiking and injecting cases across the country, we must consider the vast extent of misogyny that still persists despite the apparent progress we have made over the last century. Yet a key question is raised – why do we care about women? Should misogyny really be a hate crime? […]

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This week in public… my friend was clapped at

We all know the part of the movie where the protagonist messes up and receives the three slow claps from their co-stars. One clap, two clap, three clap. All followed by a sarcastic pause.  The three claps that say, ‘we know what you did.’  That say, ‘we are not impressed.’ That say, ‘you messed up.’ […]

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Let’s Talk about obituaries

Condensing 94 years of life into 500 words is a difficult task. But should it be impossible? My GG died two days ago. Everyone flew down to Texas and she passed away surrounded by family members. I should have been there, but I wasn’t, due to Covid-19 restrictions. While sitting in my Edinburgh flat, I […]

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When will women ever feel safe to walk anywhere alone?

CW: gender-based violence, sexual harassment If you identify as female, then I know I speak for us all when I say that Sarah Everard’s tragic case has devastated me. I have felt a whole cocktail of emotions – from anger to fear and despair – but, sadly, I didn’t feel surprised by the news. Because […]

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“Because I am a woman”: The Student explores women’s safety in Edinburgh

TW: Sexual violence, sexual harassment, transphobia In the wake of the disappearance and murder of  Sarah Everard, the debate about women’s safety has been reignited, with a study demonstrating that 97 percent of women aged 18-24 have experienced sexual harassment in public places.  An investigation by The Student has found that 66.3 percent of women […]

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“Wages for Housework”: Silvia Federici and the value of domestic work

In the 1970s, feminists in the United States and Europe founded the “Wages for Housework” movement, challenging society’s view on the value of domestic labour and demanding a recognition of the work that was mostly performed by women. Today, in 2021, after relying on essential health and care workers for over a year, the value […]