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Why Revisiting Myths and Legends with a Feminist Perspective is ...

As a boy, I remember being amazed by tales of Robin Hood but there weren’t nearly as many heroic women. The Amazons, to me, remained a distant concept, interesting warriors who were somehow relegated to the background in favour of men like Achilles. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes shows how a legendary tale can be revisited with a feminist perspective to develop the character of women affected by war or marked by a legend who beforehand remained merely two-dimensional. 
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BDSM and abuse: Where is the line and who controls ...

His name was Lars. A typical Swedish name and a typical Swedish man in his 40s. He had a soft manner of speech and peppered his English with old Swedish phrases I never understood. He was an artist and his paintings were electric. I was mesmerised whenever I looked at his work. The first time he touched the small of my back, handing me a glass of wine, I knew.  Dominance and submission (D/S) is a part of BDSM that ...
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Is rape culture a growing issue within our music scene?

With covid restrictions easing and lockdown becoming a memory of the past, our music scene has been expanding rapidly with a reopening of live music events. Unfortunately, reports of inappropriate contact and advances from strangers have risen since festivals, gigs and nightclubs have been given the green light to safely reopen. This growing issue requires our immediate attention in order to raise awareness and stay safe.
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Simone de Beauvoir and a brief overview of her life ...

by Nuala Szler, translated by David Crowe “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman” declared Simone de Beauvoir during the tumultuous 20th Century and couldn’t be heard. This is because Beauvoir asserted that femininity should not consider itself developed merely due to biology or organs, rather it should consider itself a social construction. Time has concluded that these were and are the fundamentals of the feminist struggle throughout the world. 
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bell hooks: A Voice for Afro-American Feminism

In 1952 Gloria Jean Watkins, the feminist writer best known as ‘bell hooks’, was born in Hopkinsville, a segregated town in the state of Kentucky. 
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Fact or Fiction: Does the ‘Friend Zone’ Really ...

We all remember that scene from Friends, don’t we? The one where Joey used the phrase ‘friend zone’ to describe Ross and Rachel’s painful situation where Rachel had allegedly chucked Ross straight in the friend zone because he took too long to make his move. Or at least that’s how Joey described it. Ever since that episode, we’ve been hearing the phrase being used so much amongst ourselves and the media; so much so, that we’ve failed to realize the ...
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Has the ‘Funny Fat Girl’ trope really evolved, or are ...

It goes without saying that if you grew up with Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, shows that you’re familiar with the ‘funny fat girl’ trope. You know the one I’m talking about.
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Does our period actually sync up with our flatmates?

For many people that experience periods, it’s a given that our periods inevitably sync up with the nearest uterus owners – usually being our flatmates. But is there actually any science that proves this?
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The wry eye of Bridget Jones’s Diary

First thing’s first, I need to ask you something: please ignore the entirety of the 2001 film adaptation whilst reading this article. The views held in this article are not applicable to the film because the box office hit is so far removed from Fielding’s original text that it becomes a caricature of her original hero. That isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy the film. For all its many faults, who could possibly resist Hugh Grant AND Colin Firth ...
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Who is Yusra Mardini?

Yusra Mardini is an inspiration to all, and symbol of hope for anyone who has a dream. Being only 23 years-old, Yusra has competed in her second Olympics, swimming in the 100m Butterfly for the Refugee team. Yusra’s swimming skills have not only got her to the Olympics twice, but it has also helped her save multiple people’s lives.