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Will the University of Edinburgh go further than Teviot posters to tackle the issue of women’s safety?

Cw: Sexual assault, Sexual violence Nightclubs have reopened this week (24th Jan) in Scotland under the most recent relaxation of Scotland’s COVID restrictions. The issue of safety is once again brought to the forefront of many women’s’ lives. Nightclubs all seem to be saying that they are making a concerted effort to keep women safe. […]

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Why trust in the police is plummeting

CW: rape, murder, sexual assault Do you trust the police? The answer to that question should be yes. The whole point of having police is to ensure people’s safety. But if you answered no, then you’re not alone. Recent events have really brought into question the extent to which we, as women, should trust the […]

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A Conversation with Strut Safe: ‘Policing Should Not Exist As It Currently Does’

Orla MacMahon talks to the co-founder of Strut Safe about women’s safety and the police.

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Mons veneris? No, the ‘pubic triangle’!

Thumbing the notorious Ranger’s Impartial List of Ladies of Pleasure in Edinburgh (a definitively illustrative brochure of prostitute reviews from the slant of an 18th century bedstead) inspires an intuitively outmoded vein of chauvinistic championing. It abandons the typical “stout”, “plump”, and “adept” on their street corners and partners insult to appraisal, leaving an inky […]