Last Wednesday, the US Supreme Court decided in favour of Texas banning most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and harshly criminalising anyone involved.
A UN report on human rights abuses in Iran, released on the 10th February, details “electric shocks and the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications” for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender children.
Molly Rampton investigates the oppression of LGBTQ+ people in Iran.
The surveillance state, portrayed in dystopian novels as a government assuming ultimate control over its citizens, aims to stop disobedience at the source through the threat of punishment. The reality of the surveillance state is […]
After the Second World War, John Demjanjuk emigrated to the US in search of the American Dream. He was able to live there as a ‘normal Cleveland guy’. In 1986, he was accused of being […]
Desperate times call for desperate measures; that much is clear. The most invasive set of regulations ever seen in peacetime are currently being enforced in the UK, effectively putting the country under house arrest with […]
On 23rd March 2020, former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, was acquitted of thirteen sexual offences made against him. These included two counts of rape and nine counts of sexual assault. Salmond had always […]
The MeToo movement began in 2006 when Tarana Burke created the phrase, however, it was popularized in 2017 when Alyssa Milano encouraged victims of sexual harassment and assault to speak up on Twitter to increase […]
The Ugandan government has stated its intention to pass a bill that will endanger the lives of LGBT citizens across the country. The bill itself argues that a person should receive a life sentence for […]
When Jimmy Savile died a free man in 2011, his death opened a rotten casket of abuse allegations stretching across 56 years, from over 450 people. The fact that someone so in the public eye […]
In a landmark case, the Italian Constitutional Court has made euthanasia (assisted dying) legal in extreme cases whereby the patient has ‘physical and psychological suffering that he or she considers intolerable.’ The subject of the […]
Gina Martin was at the British Summertime Festival waiting for The Killers to play when two fellow festival-goers began acting in a way that made her uncomfortable. In a piece she wrote for BBC News, […]
The Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have diverted attention from midterm election campaigns across the country over the last month and been the focus of many a political pundit. While Supreme Court […]