Is Everything Better When a Woman is the Boss?
The Scottish Parliament Fights Period Poverty With A New Billby Miriam Tagini
The Scottish parliament has just approved plans to make sanitary products available to all women, becoming the first country in the world to make tampons and sanitary pads free. A historic, life-changing moment. The Bill, known as the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill, passed through the first stage of the Scottish parliament yesterday, 25th of February, with […]
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Brexit’s Impact On Women’s Rights: What Will Change?by Miriam Tagini
If all goes to plan, Britain will say its final goodbye to Europe on Jan. 31. It’s been quite a long journey. Fours years of negotiation, three failed withdrawal plans and two general elections. Is this the time for Brexit to actually happen? The new president of the European Commission, Ursula von Der Leyen, has insisted […]
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New Law in Brunei Targets Gay Peopleby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
The Sultan of Brunei has announced that under new laws, acts of homosexuality will now be punishable by death. Homosexuality was already illegal in Brunei and could land you a 10-year stint in prison, or 40 strokes of a cane. Brunei still has the death penalty though there hasn’t been an execution since 1957. Still, […]
Brexit: Millions Turn Out to Put It To the Peopleby ArenaCommerce Collaborator
On the 23rd of March 2019, approximately 1 million people took to London’s streets to protest Brexit. The ‘Put It To the People’ march expressed diverse opinions. From people wanting to revoke article 50 entirely and forget the whole thing, to people wanting the public to vote on Theresa May’s deal. The last time there […]
Patriarchy And The Politics of Patriotismby Dan Bennett
For something that seemed it would never end, the World Cup is firmly behind us. Leading up to the first game, and all the way throughout, the football talk was none stop. The phrase ‘it’s coming home’ echoed every pub, staff room and late night tube. And even those of us who usually have […]
Ireland Repealed the Eighth. What’s Next?by Dan Bennett
Ireland recently voted to repeal the 8th amendment. To put it as simply as possible, the 8th amendment was the main thing restricting abortion access in Ireland, and now it’s gone. After the vote, there seemed to be a collective breath of fresh air. A release, a victory, a letting go of every painful emotion […]
Women Of Scandalby Dan Bennett
Every Thursday (when it would air), I would run to the Thai restaurant near my house or order a large cheese pizza with bacon stuffed crust and grab my chalice and whatever wine I was drinking that night. Everyone knew, Thursday nights were Shonda nights. I would sit curled up on my sofa, wig off, […]
We Need To Save Noura Husseinby Dan Bennett
Forced into marriage, raped, and now sentenced to death, Noura Hussein has until the 25th of May to appeal her death sentence. What happened? Noura, 19, says her father made her contractually marry her cousin when she was 16, but she refused to accept the union and fled to live with a relative for […]
Travelling Home to Legalise Abortionby Dan Bennett
The Eighth Amendment has been a topic of discussion since its introduction into the Irish Constitution in 1983. 66.9% percent of the Irish population voted that the life of a foetus had the right to life, and so had the same rights as the woman carrying it. With an overwhelming vote in 1983 to pass […]
Why Literary Festivals Need to Be More Diverse and Inclusiveby Dan Bennett
Literary festivals are something of a cultural pastime in the UK. There are over three hundred that take place each year, from local community events to industrial-scale affairs such as Hay Festival, the ten-day literary festival described by Bill Clinton as “a Woodstock of the mind.” Despite this huge number, many literary festivals based in […]
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Beyond Radar: How Radio Has And Continues To Exploit Black Cultureby Dan Bennett
London-based internet radio station Radar Radio is the latest in the year of #MeToo. Following the ongoing reports of sexual harassment, assault, and exploitative and abusive practices in the film industry, the music industry was tipped to be the next to receive its moment of reckoning. It is well-known in the music business that mistreatment […]
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