Why are we still ok with white victimization?by ArenaCommerce Collaborator
On the 31st of August, The Daily Mail released an article addressing Munroe Bergdorf for a comment taken out of context and misquoted; a comment made by the model on the 13th August on a Facebook post in response to the white supremacists, and a Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. Munroe Bergdorf, the first trans model […]
“These Are Animals”: A Look Into Who Is Really Coming Over The Borderby Dan Bennett
At this point in the presidency, we should no longer be shocked. We should no longer be asking “How can he say this?” or “How can he get away with this?” The answer doesn’t matter how. It only matter that he does say this, he can get away with this, and he will continue to […]
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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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How to #repealthe8thby Dan Bennett
On 25th May, a referendum is being held in the Republic of Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. This gives a foetus an equal right to life as the pregnant woman carrying it, meaning abortion is punishable in the same way as first degree murder. Both the woman terminating a pregnancy […]
How Rodrigo Duterte’s Sexism Hurts Filipinos Everywhereby Dan Bennett
Many people know the Philippines for its rich biodiversity and gorgeous beaches in Palawan and Cebu. Although I never lived there, I consider the Philippines to be my “ancestral home” because it’s my mother’s country of origin. Whenever the country suffers, I feel a great sorrow for it’s people. And their problems have only worsened […]
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Why We Must Hold Politicians Accountableby Ella Nevill
In recent months, it has become increasingly evident that there is a dire need to hold politicians accountable for their actions. Often, we can become disillusioned as to the power of our own voices, particularly when it comes to speaking out against injustice when the injustice is being delivered by those we are supposed to […]
Piercing the Veil: The white colonial double standard on Islamby Jasmine Naghiyev
Though it is something that has regained renewed fervor with the pushing of hijabi models like the gorgeous Halima Aden taking the fashion world by storm, and the banning of the niqab and other Muslim dress in Canada, the subject of the hijab and Muslim women has always been a hot topic—the barometer by which […]
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Newsflash: Racism DOES exist in Scandinaviaby Jasmine Botchey
Racism is everywhere, it is a pervasive system and culture that permeates every single country on this earth. Whilst daily headlines may make it appear that racism is exceptional to certain countries- especially as some countries have a more coloured history involving colonialism, laws that actively practise racism etc. do not be fooled, racism is everywhere. When I read about a Norwegian singer Sophie Elise and the reactions received to the music video for her debut single “All Your Friends” in summer, I was saddened but not surprised.
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Dreams & Nightmaresby Tolu Martins
“The D.A said she hate me, but I don’t understand When I just rock the show in front of 50,000 fans I think that b*tch racist, she probably in the Klan She take her pain out on me, but she probably need a man” – Meek Mill […]
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