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#BloodNormal: A step forward in ending the period taboo

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If you haven’t seen Bodyform’s new #BloodNormal campaign yet, it is a must watch. For the first time ever, a sanitary towel company has chosen to use ‘real’ blood in its advert over the mysterious blue liquid usually chosen to represent menstrual fluids. The video starts with a pipette of ... Read More

Northern Ireland: Abortion Is a Medical Issue, Not a Criminal One

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Police should have better things to do than raiding offices for abortion pills https://t.co/hLA9WXnWus— eimear ✨ (@eimearod) March 19, 2017 When you think of Northern Ireland, what comes to mind? Is it beautiful scenery, the Titanic, maybe Game of Thrones? Or do you think of archaic, out-dated abortion laws? For ... Read More

The Invisible Barriers For Female Cartoonists

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On BBC2 Daily Politics on 3rd November 2017, it was claimed by Tim Benson, editor of Britain’s Best Political Cartoons, that: ‘If a woman is good enough, she will rise to the top’ Benson, in last year’s book, didn’t feature a single woman, whilst this year, has improved on this ... Read More

The Dangerous Disdain For Tories

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Honk if you hate the Tories! #toryscum #Leeds pic.twitter.com/eRzDjhsr— Swss LeedsUni (@SwssLeedsUni) February 24, 2012 In order to develop we need to have our ideas challenged. Over the past few months, I have seen a trend forming amongst the politically active youth, whether it be through Facebook, Instagram or conversations ... Read More

The end of Kevin Spacey?

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I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out 1/3— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 30, 2017 Anthony Rapp, the actor famous for playing Lieutenant Paul Stamets in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has made headlines recently for accusing Kevin ... Read More

A Chance To Voice LGBTQ+ Mental Health Struggles

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LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, now materialising in major towns and cities all over the country throughout the summer, are now fundamental social events. Thousands come together to celebrate the diversity and unity of the community, and yet, one topic commonly remains subject to either silence or stigma: mental health. World Mental ... Read More

Record. Share. Repeat.

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When I first watched the viral clip of a man verbally abusing a woman on the London Tube, I was surprised and amused to say the least. This is not because I particularly enjoy violent scenarios, but it is quite rare to see such incidents in real life, right? That’s … Read More

Myanmar: Ethnic Cleansing or Genocide?

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Once again, an event which humanity should have learnt from years ago rears its ugly head. Ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has impacted the lives of thousands of the Rohingya people purely because of their religion. While tensions rise in the West and debates continue over Islamic extremism and its impact … Read More

A Ticket To Nowhere? Councils ‘Help’ The Homeless

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The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show has reported that councils across the country are tackling homelessness by buying one-way train tickets for rough-sleepers in their cities. It is believed that some councils have spent up to £1000 of their budget a year to move homeless people off their streets. What is … Read More

Period Poverty. Why is it a Thing?

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The topic of period poverty has been circulating the media for over a month now, and yet many are still startlingly unaware and uninformed on the seriousness of the issue. Global girls’ rights charity Plan International UK recently published findings that a shocking one in ten young women between the … Read More