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News | FemSoc leads second strike against Tequila

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A second protest against the weekly Tequila UK club night will be held on December 9, as The Mezz has its license reviewed by the Council. The protest is being planned by Leeds University Union’s Feminist Society will start at 9am outside Leeds Civic Hall. The protesters aim to remind … Read More

Comedy | Tealights – the brand new line-up strut their stuff at the Library Pub

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4/5 Stars I was surprised upon entering the upper floor of The Library pub to find the hall packed to bursting, which promised an intimidating reception for a group of lads performing together for only the second time. The audience was initially warmed up with standup by Naz Osmanoglu, clad … Read More

News | LS interviews NUS President Toni Pearce

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This week LS interviewed Toni Pearce, President of the NUS about the most important issues affecting students across the country. How did you feel about the recent lecturers’ strike? I think a really important thing to say is that it wasn’t just lecturers. The three unions are representing some of … Read More

Comment | Tequila were NOT to blame

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The campaign against Tequila UK is misguided and futile. Stopping the spread of rape culture will not come from closing either the club or the weekly event it holds but from  sensible engagement with the men who hold these views. I accept that the club should not have promoted these … Read More

News | Police review Mezz licence

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A formal application to review Mezz’s license has been made by West Yorkshire Police. Following the release of Tequila’s ‘Freshers’ Violation’ video, police claim there is “evidence that young males are being encouraged to engage in violent sexual acts against females”. They add that the management is encouraging “prohibited licensable … Read More

News | Students stand up to Tequila

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Tequila UK is under investigation following an LS petition to shut the event. Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have opened investigations into the licensing of the event following a series of complaints. The release of a video promoting rape continued to cause widespread anger across campus this week, … Read More

News | Safer Sex Circus

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Leeds RAG has been come under fire over its Safer Sex event following its fallout with Tequila UK. RAG cut ties with event organisers Tequila over their ‘Fresher’s Violation’ promotional video, removing them as co-hosts for their Safer Sex Circus event that took place on Tuesday. RAG said that the … Read More

Comment | Rape Is No Joke

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There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and the flogging of tat though salacious adverts. As my generation are primary targets for sexualised marketing, we are no strangers to sexual images. However, there comes a point when using sexuality and promiscuity as a means of advertising oversteps the already … Read More

News | Students call for Tequila to shut after rape promo

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Popular Leeds student club night Tequila has been blasted for releasing a promotional video condoning rape and sexual violence. At the time of going to print 1,400 people had signed an LS petition calling for Mezz to stop hosting Tequila. The petition followed an outpouring of support on social media for … Read More

News | Tequila backs down over rape video

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Student club night Tequila has backed down following controvery over their latest promotional videoand its use of rape culture to promote the night. The team behind the night has issued an apology on Facebook, over the video, entitled ‘Freshers Violation’. In the video, club goers tell a presenter how they’re … Read More