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Why Fairey’s headscarf shows solidarity and not oppression

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At first glance the image of a women wearing a headscarf made of the American flag is a serious act of support for American Muslims. However does this misrepresent Muslim women and are we excusing the oppression of women around the world by accepting the headscarf and what it can … Read More

The liberal who cried wolf

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First things first; a disclaimer. Like 99% of the people I know I find Trump’s Muslim ban repulsive, ill thought out and counterproductive. As such it became a valid topic for what was Leeds’ third protest in just over a week, following the demonstrations after Trump’s inauguration and the Leeds … Read More

‘Food Porn’ vs ‘Clean Eating’: are they more similar than we really think?

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“I despair of the term ‘clean eating’…it necessarily implies that any other form of eating – and consequently the eater of it – is dirty or impure and thus bad.” – Nigella Lawson. In an age where food has perhaps never been so digitally in our faces, with 10-second videos … Read More

A presidential weekend

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Day One: Journalists and Spies The new White House press secretary Sean Spicer accused photo-journalists of conspiring against the President, to make it seem like Trump was a polarising figure with limited popular support. He accused much of the press corps of “deliberate false reporting” by photographing the inauguration, and … Read More

The threat to journalism in the post-truth era

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It wouldn’t be an official Trump announcement without a light hint of outrage. This time it is journalists who had a lot to worry about. In his first press conference since becoming President-Elect – something he appears to have actively avoided until now – Trump blocked certain media groups from … Read More

EU’ll miss us when we’re gone!

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You might think you’re sick of hearing about Britain and the European Union, perhaps even exhausted of the whole affair, but Theresa May most likely cannot close her eyes without seeing ‘Brexit’. Don’t be fooled by nominal investments in mental health, or indeed her upcoming fashion shoot with Vogue, every … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The death penalty is wrong, even for Dylan Roof

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Yesterday Dylann Roof, the white supremacist guilty of killing the church-goers that warmly welcomed him into their community, was sentenced to execution. His crimes are monstrous. Roof premeditated the murder of those welcoming people and carried it out in hate. Killing another human is wrong. Yet, a group of 12 … Read More

Rogue One and the crisis in the Middle East: an analysis

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The new addition to the Star Wars world, Rogue One, has painted a much darker picture than its predecessors. In doing so it has also accentuated possible existing themes related to conflict in the Middle East. The latest film goes a step further and can be seen as a damning … Read More

A look back on 2016

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It began with the death of David Bowie, less than two weeks into the New Year. An almost mythical figure, many would not have been surprised if he had proved to be immortal. The stark realisation that he was mortal, like the rest of us, set the tone for 2016. … Read More

The Gryphon asks: should Britain abolish the monarchy?

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Yes – Edmund Goldrick The British Monarchy, currently, is a wonderful institution. They have carried out their duties admirably, helping raise astronomical sums of money for worthy causes, forging exceptional careers, and becoming effective diplomats for times when conventional diplomacy was not expedient. But the monarchy needs to be abolished, … Read More