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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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Taylor Swift Is The Positive Influencer We Need

What She Can Teach Us This Women’s History Month Now, more than ever, we need to include amongst our influencer figures strong and outspoken women who are unafraid to speak their truth, and who will do so for those who can’t. I think it’s time to finally recognise Taylor Swift as one of these figures. […]

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Goodbye tampon tax, hello female empowerment

Whilst 2021 hasn’t been exactly what we were hoping for so far, it’s not all doom and gloom. As of January 1 2021, the tampon tax in the UK was officially abolished – that’s right, women are no longer being taxed for being women! It really is the little things (I guess).  Perhaps it seems […]

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In Poland, the Handmaid’s Tale is now a reality

Imagine a world in which women cannot decide about their bodies, health, and future. Welcome to 21st century Poland. On the 22nd of October 2020 Poland’s government-controlled constitutional court has officially removed severe or fatal fetus impairment from the list of permitted grounds for abortion. From now on, abortion is only legal if the pregnancy […]

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Remembering the ‘Notorious RBG’: what it means to be an American

“I ask no favour for my sex… All I ask of our brethren, is that they take their feet, off our necks.” The honourable Ruth Bader Ginsburg uttered these words in 1973 when she presented her first case in front of the Supreme Court as a litigator for the Women’s Right Project of the American […]