Tag : Rosie Plummer

Agony aunt: combatting feelings of loneliness

5 months ago / 0 comments

I’m the kind of person that thrives from being around people. Do you have any tips to combat feelings of loneliness when I’m on my own? I love being around others. Now, my housemates would probably disagree because of the amount of time I spend holed up in the library, … Read More

Speaking up or speaking for?

6 months ago / 0 comments

As a white cis female, I have undoubtedly fallen into the trap of being a ‘white cis feminist’ at times. Despite this, I would certainly not pull a Rose McGowan and totally deny the issue: there is an enormous need for intersectionality within feminism. Feminism for me is about empowering … Read More

A period of willpower and lifestyle change: giving up animal products for Lent

7 months ago / 0 comments

This year I am attempting to give up animal products for lent. Considering I have never partaken in Lent up until now, this is not only going to prove challenging, but has also raised several questions for me about my own willpower and the value of giving things up. Lent … Read More

The silent ‘no’: a matter of consent

7 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

The truth about New Years Eve

9 months ago / 0 comments

Let’s be honest, New Year’s Eve is a little over rated. I don’t just mean the overpriced drinks, the inevitable hangover, or the mad rush to find someone vaguely good looking to kiss at midnight. As soon as December hits we are all firmly in our overdrafts: counting down the … Read More

A right to life?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Due to abortions, only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born each year in Iceland, and the country is not alone in having high termination rates. Rosie Plummer discusses the moral implications of aborting a Down syndrome foetuses. Down Syndrome is a genetic condition, which causes distinguishable physical … Read More

Agony aunt: transitioning to vegetarianism

10 months ago / 0 comments

“I’ve recently decided to become a vegetarian but it’s easier said than done! Do you have any tips to help with the transition?” I never agreed with the meat industry, but it wasn’t until I had to cook for myself that I began to fully consider vegetarianism for a number … Read More

Black history, white writers

11 months ago / 0 comments

Every year when Black History Month comes around, as a white history student, I encounter the dilemma of how involved to be. I am, of course, a huge advocate of promoting Black History, especially as so much has been done over the years to whitewash our textbooks; but perhaps the … Read More

The road to equality starts here: women in Saudi Arabia can now drive

11 months ago / 0 comments

On September 26th, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on women driving. Women in Saudi can now legally drive for the first time since the Iranian revolution. This is as symbolically important as it is practical, for women are being trusted not only to drive, but also to … Read More