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Cultural Appreciation Or Cultural Appropriation?

8 months ago / 0 comments

Before coming to university, I hadn’t really given the concept of cultural appropriation much thought. Living in a small town, many people dressed in the same way. However, since moving to a large, diverse city I have been exposed to people from all over the world with conflicting opinions and ... Read More

Are We Ready For Gender-Neutral Birth?

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Independent recently published an article which argues for the alteration of the way we perceive gender and how we assign babies gender. The article makes a compelling case for why we, as a society, should no longer assign a new born baby a gender, instead, we should allow them … Read More

The Single Market and the UK: A Little Bit of Heaven, A Little Bit of Hell

9 months ago / 0 comments

At the 11th hour of Brexit talks between Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday 4th December, a veto mightier than the likes of what Johnson, Gove or Rees-Mogg could ever have dreamt of wielding was cast by ten Northern Irish MPs. The Democratic Unionist leader, Arlene ... Read More

The Millennial Railcard is a Poor Compromise for Millennials in Crisis

10 months ago / 0 comments

One of the measures announced in the 2017 Autumn Budget was the extension of the 16-25 railcard to now include those aged 26-30. This will affect up to 4.6 million people when it comes into effect in spring 2018. The measure, nicknamed ‘The Millennial Railcard’, appears, on the surface, like ... Read More

Libraries Are For Studying, Not For Snacking

10 months ago / 0 comments

At first thought, the introduction of snacks into the library may sound like a good thing. Many universities around the UK are more lax than Leeds about the consumption of food and drink. York, for instance, allows drinks and cold food, whereas our libraries limit us to bottled water only. … Read More

To Wash Or Not To Wash

10 months ago / 0 comments

  Leeds University Union are having a referendum to decide whether or not they should pressure student accommodation providers to include laundry credits worth 20 washes and 20 dries in the prices of their rent. There are a number of reasons why they should include this credit scheme in the … Read More

Why #Metoo Is Not Synonymous With ‘Men Too’

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood sexual abuse scandal is one that needs no introduction: it has been the – perhaps unsurprising – revelation that women in Hollywood are being abused, manipulated and raped by men in positions of power. It is the systematic and institutionalised exploitation of women. Yet , … Read More

Coming out of Conservatism – Australian Marriage Equality

10 months ago / 0 comments

“Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” – A piece of paper put in my letterbox which determined the course of LGBT+ history in Australia On the 14th of November at 11pm, I was refreshing both a live-updates page on The Guardian, and the Australian Bureau … Read More

Protesting the Protestors

10 months ago / 0 comments

Many of you will have noticed the small group of pro-life protestors next to the Parkinson Building one Thursday afternoon (16th November). In itself this is not particularly unusual; a protest or stall is far from an unusual sight on campus (in fact a Socialist Students stall also set up … Read More

Away in a Manger, No Crib for a Roll

10 months ago / 0 comments

The bakery chain Greggs faced criticism last week for the advertising image they used to promote their new advent calendar. The image replaced the baby Jesus in the nativity scene with a sausage roll, sparking criticism from religious groups and Twitter users. The image was branded insensitive and offensive, with … Read More