• Editorials The hypocritical anti-abortion movement
    In Texas, abortion has effectively been banned as the so-called Heartbeat Bill criminalises abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. Multiple groups, including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), requested that the Supreme Court block the legislation when it was first proposed in May. However, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the […]
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  • News Afghanistan: Women and LGBTQ people in fear
    The Taliban have returned to power in Afghanistan after 20 years of war and bloodshed. For them, it is a cause of celebration. However, to many, the beginning of an era of fear. During the past 20 years of Western occupation, women and LGBTQ+ people have enjoyed relative freedom. Women have been able to go […]
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  • Reviews The Handmaid’s Tale: Worth the Watch?
    The Handmaid’s Tale is currently airing its fourth series on Channel 4. The Emmy award-winning show first aired in 2017 and has hooked audiences since. Based on the classic book by Margaret Atwood, the show looks at a dystopian, theocratic America, now called Gilead, where fertile women are forced to become ‘handmaids’ – to carry […]
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  • Editorials Sarah Everard and the Met Police failure
    When Sarah Everard, a marketing executive living in London, a Durham University graduate; a girlfriend, friend, daughter; a human being, was abducted, raped, and murdered by a complete stranger when she was walking home one evening, the nation was shook. For days, social media was ablaze with rightly furious women posting about what had happened […]
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  • Editorials WHO advice for female alcohol consumption is misogynistic
    The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent ‘Alcohol Action Plan’ seeks to raise awareness of alcohol-related harm, but it has presented itself as disgustingly misogynistic in the process. WHO’s recent draft stated that drinking should be avoided entirely by “women of childbearing age”, among other groups such as pregnant women and adolescents. The premise alone suggested […]
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  • News North East domestic abuse reports rise in lockdown
    Domestic abuse reports in the Northumbria Police region have risen by over 1,000 (5%) in lockdown, according to a Freedom of Information request filed to the force by Beep. 33,118 reports of domestic abuse were made during the period of 30th March 2020 to 30th January 2021, compared to 31,524 during the same period in […]
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  • Editorials Why is there still no law against street harassment?
    Sarah Everard’s tragic story has sparked such a valuable conversation, with many women sharing their experiences surrounding sexual harassment and discussing how vulnerable they feel walking the streets alone. According to a survey from UN Women UK, 97% of women between the ages of 18-24 said they had been sexually harassed, with 80% of women […]
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