Tag : rachel king

“Trying to establish a career in Tory Britain feels a bit like being in the Hunger Games”

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One month and six days. That’s how long until I finish my degree and I am done with education forever. One month and six days to sort my life out. But my biggest worry isn’t my final exams. It’s not my increasingly urgent dissertation. It’s not even what I’m going … Read More

Student debt hits all-time high

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A study by The Sutton Trust has found that students in England will now owe an average of £44,000 upon graduating from university. English graduates will now owe more than students in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and even the USA, where the average debt from private for-profit universities is about … Read More

New NUS President receives mixed reception

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The election of Malia Bouattia as President of the National Union of Students has led to division this week, as allegations of anti-semitism and islamophobia cast shadows on the celebrations. Incumbent Megan Dunn was defeated 372 votes to 328, in an NUS election which has received more media coverage than … Read More

The Digest: 29/04/2016

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Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate their 90th birthday last Thursday. She celebrated the day with a walkabout in Windsor and a beacon lighting relay, before more formal celebrations begin in the summer. David Cameron said that, ‘She has been a rock of … Read More

Bare boobs or burkinis: inside the empowered woman’s wardrobe

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From Susan Sarandon to Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Theresa May – ripping women apart for their appearances is nothing new. And whilst judging a woman based on her outfit choice is vomit-inducing at the best of times, at worst it can be something far more unpleasant. When Kim K posted … Read More

How To Get Away With Murder: Sass, sex and murder

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To be frank, if you haven’t seen any of Shonda Rimes’ work by now I’m not sure I can help you. You’re clearly a hermit and one with appalling television taste at that. But, in the interests of philanthropy, I am willing to educate you. Because I’m a humanitarian.  In … Read More

What makes a good ally?

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Men being vocal promoters of women’s rights can be a crucial part of making effective change, but a failure to recognise male privilege is always problematic. So what does it take to be a good ally? The Gryphon asked women on campus to find out.  ‘“Ally” cannot be a label that someone stamps onto … Read More

In defence of decriminalising the sex industry

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Love him or hate him: this week Jeremy Corbyn was back, as usual throwing around ideas so outrageous that its clear he must have been drunk. Speaking at Goldsmiths University, Corbyn said he was ‘in favour of decriminalising the sex industry’, and the Labour party lost its shit. They rushed … Read More

How To Be Single – Far more progressive than expected

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The trailer promised a sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. And, to be fair, it totally was. But it was an actually good sex crazed, girl power, easy-to-watch chick flick. When I sat down to watch How to Be Single I was expecting to be vaguely entertained: to laugh … Read More

‘Managed area’ for sex workers in Leeds to be made permanent

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A ‘managed area’ for sex work is to continue indefinitely after being trialed for over a year. The scheme, the first of its kind in the country, has been running provisionally in Holbeck, Leeds since October 2014. Under the managed area sex workers can work without being stopped by police … Read More