Tag : me too

Oxford Dictionaries Names ‘Toxic’ 2018’s Word of the Year

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Britney fans rejoice – Oxford Dictionaries have announced that ‘toxic‘ is their Word of the Year for 2018. gay people walk quickly because we constantly have Toxic by Britney Spears (143 bpm) playing in our heads whereas straight people have Closer by the Chainsmokers (95 bpm) — leon thotsky (@mikedolan_vevo) … Read More

#MeToo and the Silencing of the Press

1 month ago / 0 comments

It has been an unholy tradition for many years that powerful people can silence accusers using defamation suits, NDAs, and other legal tools that are weaponized in order to rummage through the life of accusers both financially and emotionally. The Me-Too movement was built on the foundation of brave people … Read More

Has Public Trial by Social Media Killed ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’?

2 months ago / 0 comments

The recent spate of allegations against celebrities and normal folk alike, as well as the success of the #MeToo movement, have led to what many call a breakthrough on the silence and stigma of sex crimes, especially by offenders who consider themselves untouchable However, with the desire to encourage other … Read More

Policitising The Oscars: should celebrities be leading the way?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following one of the most political Academy Awards ceremonies, and indeed awards seasons, in history, questions are being asked about whether we should be politicising award ceremonies and looking to celebrities to make statements about the political landscape. One of the movements at the forefront of the Oscars was the … Read More

The silent ‘no’: a matter of consent

10 months ago / 0 comments

Blogs writer, Rosie Plummer, offers a sensitive analysis of our society’s continued struggle with gender roles and the issue of non-verbal consent. In light of the recent accusation against Aziz Ansari, I felt intrigued to explore the conflicts of living in a liberal, but patriarchal society, in which men are … Read More