Politics

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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Harry Styles rocked that glorious dress better than she ever could: A Response to Candace Owens and her “manly men”

Candace Owens wants us to “bring back manly men”: but where has this come from? What is a manly man? And why is their absence such a worrying thing? In November 2020 Candace Owens, a black, Pro-Trump, American, right-wing political activist, tweeted that “there is no society without strong men”. She stated that “the steady …

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Jingle Bell Flop: Why I Won’t Be Watching Christmas Rom Coms This Year

We all love a romantic Christmas movie, right? The snow outside, the roaring fire inside and a discovery of romance distilled into an hour and a half viewing session – what more could you want? A film that doesn’t set feminism back a century, apparently. A bad case of tonsillitis recently had me on a …

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Deck the Halls with Sexist Tropes: Christmas is a Masculinising Celebration used to Promote a Dangerous Culture that is Endangering Women

Trigger warning: Please be aware Sexual Assault is referenced throughout.  Also on a lighter note: Christmas dreams may be shattered upon deconstruction of festive media. Christmas, although easily the single best day of the year, is nothing more than a collection of sexist tropes that uses the umbrella of festive fun to allow traditional and …

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A Brief History of TERFdom

1) TERF n. 1 the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary-Radical-Feminists: Did you hear? J. K. Rowling is a TERF, allegedly.2) -dom suffix 1 Forming nouns that denote the set of all examples of the suffixed word. Introduction For starters, I don’t want to offend anyone by my use of the term “TERF”. I don’t want to offend …

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To Call Margaret Thatcher a Feminist is to Discredit the Whole Movement

Yes, Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minister. Yes, she smashed through the glass ceiling and yes, admittedly, this was a symbolic breakthrough for women. Never, within the UK at least, had a woman commanded so much respect, and so much power. Such an achievement provided innumerable possibilities, a woman in power could …

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