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5 years of work, 5 Women to Watch at Tokyo 2020

The Olympics. A showcase of the world’s greatest athletes. Years of hardwork and dedication for a fleeting moment in the spotlight. With Tokyo 2020 only days away, the most gender balanced Olympics yet is sure to deliver some inspirational stories from the world’s greatest female athletes. Postponement last year has thrown up challenges for all …

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New Tool to Help Children Report Nudes Shared Online, but Revenge Porn Affects Women of All Ages

In a move to try and decrease the amount of “self-generated” photos being circulated online of under 18s, a world-first tool has been created to remove these images from the internet.  Childline has launched the Report Remove Tool with the Internet Watch Foundation to help young people remove images of themselves online, which were once …

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She Isn’t “Hancock’s Aide”, She’s Called Gina Coladangelo

Whilst we all sit in a mixture of pure entertainment and complete shock at the scandalous revelation released by the press on Friday about Matt Hancock’s affair with Gina Coladangelo, I can’t help but feel like we’re all excusing and/or ignoring the horrendous misogyny that underpins the headlines. Aide: a person who acts as an …

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I Don’t Like Women and Neither Do You, Statistically

This article is depressing: read if you are feeling either robust or sadistic. A UN report released in 2020 has found that 90% of humanity is biased against women. That’s correct pals, 90% of the population is biased against 50% of the population. This data is gathered from 75 countries which comprise approximately 80% of …

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Why Getting Theresa May Mixed Up with Margaret Thatcher Might Not be as Funny as You Initially Thought

I came across the clip of BBC presenter Matthew Amroliwala getting Theresa May confused with Margaret Thatcher on BBC News back on 4 November 2020 when scrolling through Twitter, where it was met with total hilarity that only in 2020 would Margaret Thatcher return from the dead. And I laughed, what a royal f*ck up …

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Liberté sans liberté: France and its Deepening Islamophobia

How New French Law is Infringing on The Rights of Muslim Girls and Women On March 30th 2021, the French Senate voted in favour of outlawing the hijab on women under 18 in public places. This is under the proposed ‘Separatism Bill’: President Emmanuel Macron’s response to “Islamist Separatism” and concerns that Islamist extremists are …

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Clapham Common: Our Right to Protest is Under Attack

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the police’s use of force on Saturday 13 March was for the benefit of public health. The irony of a Government that has consistently failed to give a shit about controlling the virus, now using Covid-19 as an excuse for the excessive and unwarranted force used by the Metropolitan …

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Sarah Everard: Proof that We’re Not Afraid for No Reason

“It’s the thing they teach us to be afraid of from childhood. It’s proof that we’re not afraid for no reason.” – Rebecca Reid I am sick with rage. My throat is blistering with three decades of contained screams. A 33-year-old woman, dressed in brightly coloured walking clothes was going home in the evening, on …

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The Answer to Period Poverty is Out There. Our Politicians Must be Braver if Real Change is to be Achieved.

Most of the problems in the world are solvable. World hunger, as Jeff Bezos and the rest of us are acutely aware, can be eliminated. The migrant crisis currently affecting Europe is fixable, providing the worlds political powers are willing to intervene significantly with intelligently choreographed political measures and financial packages. We can also alleviate …

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Angela Rayner: “Did the Honourable Lady just Call me Scum?”

Angela Rayner’s outburst was refreshing and relatable. I’m sure no one missed Angela Rayner commenting “scum” in the House of Commons during Tory MP Chris Clarkson’ speech on 21 October 2020. Even if you don’t follow politics, it was plastered all over the media and socials. Rayner was called out by Chris Clarkson at the …

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