Author: Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Stephen Hawking Takes Jeremy Hunt to the High Court

It’s no secret that the NHS is in trouble. The increased cuts in funding has of course had a dire effect on services, and it seems the only solution Jeremy Hunt and the government have is privatisation. NHS England is due to hold a national 12-week consultation on the contracting …

How We Became Feminists

All feminists have moments that made us so — things that acted as turning points for us in realising that women and non binary folk weren’t equal to men and it was our job to fight to change that. On International Women’s Day 2018, The Nopebook’s editorial team share their …

Brewdog Pink IPA isn’t Just a Marketing Ploy

With the advent of International Women’s Day, many companies will be bringing out twee pink items to jump on the trend, and at first glance Brewdog were just the latest in a long line. This afternoon, a “beer for girls” Pink IPA was launched and garnered much criticism. But the campaign …

Cat Person and the Culture of Bad Sex

This weekend, a short story ran in The New Yorker that has given many food for thought. Cat Person is the fictional story of a woman who has a bad sexual encounter with someone she had little interest in. Before and during the encounter, which she consents to, she changes …

Where Are We With Brexit Negotiations?

In the same bloody place we were in June 2016, that’s where. Seriously how has it been nearly 18 months of going round in circles arguing over mysterious billions and non-existent trade deals? What happened to Vote Leave’s grand plans to save us from the evil clutches of the EU? …

Stop Making Me Relive My Sexual Assault

Trigger warning: Abuse, assault, rape, rape threats and alluding to Harvey Weinstein and the Twitter situation. — Friends, I’m exhausted. I’m emotionally exhausted from reliving my trauma every day on social media. I’m exhausted on behalf of all women and non binary folks that have to constantly share their stories …

Strictly Come Dancing Recap: Week 2

Da da da da da da, Strictly Come Dancing! It’s week one of live shows- — oh what’s that, it’s week two? No, we’re ignoring that as our intrepid recapper (me) was tipsy in a forest. So while it may actually be week two, it’s the first week of voting …

Strictly Come Dancing Recap: Launch Show

Da da da da da da da! Strictly Come Dancing, the glitziest, campest show on television, is back! The launch show bursts onto our screens with a glamorous red carpet, lots of excitement and of course incredible dancing. This flicks to the studio in a ‘seamless’ flash, with an amazing …