Category : Comment

Podcasts: Let’s Switch Tunes for Talks!

2 months ago / 0 comments

Podcasts are seriously underrated and have been around for 10 years now. Therefore, it seems only fair to shed some worthy light on the humble podcast. If you are an avid podcast listener looking for some new ear candy, or a rookie looking to broaden your podcast horizons, then take … Read More

50 Shades of… actually this is dreadful

9 months ago / 0 comments

Superficial. Unerotic. Cringe-worthy. The sequel to 50 Shades of Grey continues the affair between girl-next-door Anastasia Steele and chiselled-dominator-billionaire Christian Grey, and is about as sexy as a dead fish. But how can that be? Jamie Dornan is one delicious piece of eye candy, and Dakota Johnson isn’t too bad … Read More

Why Moonlight needed to win Best Picture

9 months ago / 0 comments

When Jordan Horowitz declared that Moonlight had in fact won ‘Best Picture’ instead of La La Land, as first announced, he used the phrase: ‘This is not a joke.’ But it is. Hollywood and its award ceremonies are a monumental joke. When La La Land was mistakenly given the award … Read More

When it comes to LGBT rights, we need to pay attention, listen and remember

3 years ago / 0 comments

It would be ludicrous to suggest that we live in a society where homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are things of the past. Transphobia in particular, is still incredibly prevalent, and does a great deal of damage in this country and elsewhere. It is important to sometimes pause and remember the plights … Read More

“Education is everything”: why we should support free education

3 years ago / 0 comments

I’m proud to have recently proposed the motion ‘Should LUU lobby the government to ensure that their aspiration for higher education is that it is free?’, which can now be voted on in a referendum until 11th December. Education is everything. If we’re still having to debate that at this … Read More

FGM: a gross violation of human rights

3 years ago / 0 comments

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is often synonymous with female genital circumcision, but the latter label is misleading and only serves to soften the barbarity of FGM. While the general topic of circumcision does generate its own debate, FGM is not something that can logically be defended. Nevertheless, it is a pervasive … Read More

Hands off! Why the new porn legislation is wrong

3 years ago / 0 comments

In an attempt to sanitise the British public, face-sitting, physical restraint, female ejaculation and spanking will all be eradicated from pornography in Britain, both online and in films available in sex shops. The ban will impose great restrictions on the UK adult film industry, but videos made outside Britain may … Read More

Let’s not be too quick to dismiss Shia LaBeouf’s rape claim

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week, actor Shia LaBeouf claimed to have been raped by a woman during his art installation, #IAMSORRY. The installation involved LaBeouf sitting in a room while members of the public were invited to sit with him one-to-one in silence. It was during one of these sessions LaBeouf claims, that … Read More

Chained to the desk: a world addicted to Facebook

3 years ago / 0 comments

Joshua Taylor, Digital Associate Editor at The Gryphon, discusses why he believes Facebook is destroying our lives, and ultimately, is turning the global population into social media addicts. I first met Facebook in the September of 2008, and have cordially disliked her ever since. She’s too intrusive for my taste, … Read More

Alcoholic mothers need help, not prison

3 years ago / 0 comments

The responsibility of a mother for her unborn child seems to be an undisputed fact in our society, and, recently, a question has been posed as to whether the mother of a child born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can be punished by law for excessive alcohol intake whilst pregnant. … Read More