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The Black Feminist Society: What It’s Like To Be A Women-Of-Colour at University

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Society Members George Riley, Axelle Nasah, Makeda Krish   The transition from a home space to the wider unknown of University is always a momentous shift if to say pretty daunting. Suddenly confronted with new spaces, places, and people to navigate through, finding your rhythm is often a more gradual … Read More

Does Netflix Have a Problem With Diversity?

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Following Black History Month in October, the conversation surrounding the lack of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in film has been raised once again. The podcaster Stacia Brown recently took to Twitter to ask her black followers whether they had noticed that Netflix algorithms seemed to generate deceptive promotional … Read More

Doctor Who Tackles Racism Head-On in Rosa Parks Episode

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The latest series of Doctor Who has gotten everybody talking. First, a new showrunner in the form of Chris Chibnall. Then, a female Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker. And now, an episode that features racism as the main focus of the episode. Within five minutes of landing in 1955, Ryan … Read More

Clegg Goes Through the Revolving Door

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Nick Clegg accepting a position at Facebook shouldn’t be viewed as an isolated anomaly, or even particularly noteworthy in its own right. It’s the coming together of two long-term trends in British politics: the unhealthy relationship between the media and state, and the so-called ‘revolving door’ between the parliament and … Read More

Is Traditional News Media Obsolete?

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“There is no one thing called ‘journalism’; no single entity called ‘news’; no single recognisable entity for a ‘journalist’.”         Alan Rusbridger, former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Journalists were once gatekeepers of information, defining what constituted ‘news’. A select group of people, with privileged access to this … Read More

Phillip Morris’ U-Turn: Big Cigarette Manufacturer Urges Smokers to Quit

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With a packet of 20 Marlboro Gold in the UK setting you back at around £11, it may seem surprising that Philip Morris has plans to stop selling here. The parent company of Marlboro, Philip Morris, has taken a controversial stance on smoking in the UK. Marlboro is known for … Read More

The US Midterms: What Is The State Of Play With One Week To Go Until Election Day?

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The U.S. midterm elections are a vital, but often overlooked, part of the U.S. democratic process Every two years, one-third of the Senate – the upper chamber of the law-making branch of the government, and the entire House of Representatives – the lower chamber – are re-elected. Together, these two … Read More

Making Misandry A Hate Crime Hinders The Fight For Gender Equality

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For hundreds of years, women have been oppressed and victimised by men and yet, the crimes committed against women have failed to be categorised as hate crimes. A hate crime is defined as a crime where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility to a victim’s race, sexual … Read More

“It Doesn’t Matter”: WWE and Saudi Arabia

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I have been a life-long fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). And yes, I am acutely aware of the ridiculous nature of this simulated sport. Professional wrestling is predicated upon the idea that you suspend your disbelief: you know what you are seeing is predetermined. Yet, you pretend that it … Read More

Is Merkel Finished?

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After almost 13 years as Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel has finally lost credibility as leader. According to a poll by ZDF television, 56 per cent of Germans think Merkel should now step down from her long-held leadership role. On 14th October, the sister party of Merkel’s CDU, the CSU, … Read More