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I am a feminist, and I support Johnny Depp

“Tell the world, Johnny. Tell them, I, Johnny Depp, a man, I am too a victim of domestic violence and see how many people believe or side with you.’’ I have never been a fan of Johnny Depp, at least not a big one. Six years ago, when he was accused of domestic violence toward Amber Heard, I was not at all surprised. He is a man with great power, money and authority.
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While We Wait for Science, the Government Should Put Their ...

How could the government go about adequately regulating fracking?  The regulatory environment will not be adequate unless it is properly geared for risk management that includes ‘legitimate, effective and sustainable protocols according to Brownswords Criteria. However, the regulatory space is a ‘shifting scene’. This means that throughout a technology’s development, out of the four criteria one or more may be the regulatory ‘hotspot’.
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Network, be awkward!

When you are a filmmaker your world is shaped by a peculiar set of circumstances. The very nature of the job is one of instability, projects that come and go, a calendar that will burn you out within a few days of intense work, then leave you with nothing at all and a sense that you will never get a job again and you might as well give up on the dream.
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The Stigma of Co-Writing

Damon Albarn’s interview with the LA Times about his comments about the conflict with modern pop artists’ ability to perform without what he describes as the “sound and attitude” associated with amplification garnered a lot of attention online not for the reasons he thought it would. This was due to how after a pop critic and interviewer Mikael Wood used her as an example of a songwriter thriving within such constraints, he accused Taylor Swift of not writing her songs, ...
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Testing the inventions of Da Vinci in the present

It’s no secret that when it comes to the topic of anatomy, Leonardo Da Vinci was way ahead of his time. More than 500 years after his passing and after the artist, polymath, inventor, and Renaissance genius was able to catch the attention of many scientists and researchers, he’s been making news due to the huge societal impact of his legacy.
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The art that made me care

I never cared much about the art I consumed. I enjoyed it, I wanted the shows and films and games to be good, I was invested enough to want to know what happened next, but I never cared, never had much of an emotional connection to any of them. I don’t think it was just an age thing, either; you’d be hard-pressed to argue that a lot of teenagers don’t care deeply about the things they like. I had a ...
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Harassments of The Past

Sitting on the overground this morning I came across a warning ad of cyber sexual harassment or in more commonly known terms, unsolicited dick pics. It reminded readers that it’s a crime and will not be tolerated. However, what one can do after receiving such an image (apart from involving the police) was left unsaid. 
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London: Many would disagree

Many would disagree that London falls short of being an aesthetically pleasing city. It reproduces what can only be described as repetitive advertisement. It is evident that East London for instance, has a style of its own, juxtaposing it from the other boroughs. However, one must admit that London’s gentrified and impoverished segments look identical to those on the other side of the city. Beyond minor differences, Londoners mostly chance upon kitsch whenever they feel the urge to stroll or ...
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Is there pressure with New Year?

The last few weeks of the year are always so weird, aren’t they?  You have no idea what day it is or what you’re supposed to be doing with your life but one thing is for sure; it’s never too early for an alcoholic drink and there’s no such thing as too much food.  All your bad habits are out in full swing because you might as well wait until the New Year to sort your life out (again). 
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Christmas in a consumerism age

This holiday season has got me thinking more about the conscious buying for the festive gifting. And I am not going to spend your moment of read convincing to go vegan, recycle all your gift wrappers and hand make all your gifts – we all know not everyone is able to jump on that train right away. Instead, let me start with this: we often hear the phrase “I used to like Christmas as a child but now it just ...