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Razors, Racism, and Re-Negotiation | A Week in Review

Welcome to A Week in Review, a weekly feature where we give you a quick rundown on what’s been going on in the world of politics, activism, and feminism. Because why read the news when you can read a highly condensed summary that essentially tells you the same thing? Every …

Brexit Chaos? I Blame Henry VIII

Considering the Brexit question yet again, I listen to various MPs talk about the increasing likelihood that we’ll crash out of Europe. They say this sorrowfully, as if to convey that they regret the disaster this would be, but what can they do? The problem is, they say, that there’s …

Trump’s America Has Been the Reality for Trans Women for Decades

We’re two years into Trump’s America, and so far we’ve seen hateful acts that seemed unfathomable just two years ago. Besides his blatant racism and xenophobia, one of the most prominent prongs of the Trump hate-train is a deep and violent misogyny, reflected in the president’s speech, rhetoric, and political …

Have the Brexit Blues killed Labour’s Leftist Rebirth under Corbyn?

Prior to the recent Labour Party conference held in Liverpool, Twitter was buzzing with increasing support for a second referendum (dubbed the People’s Vote on Brexit). Prior to the conference, Corbyn was clear that his preferred resolution of the Brexit issues would not be a second referendum, but a fresh …

Why GDPR Matters to You (No, Really)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or refusing the check your emails for the past six months, you’ve probably heard about GDPR. It’s new piece of data privacy legislation that’s supposed to make life better for ordinary people, but in reality has just clogged up their inboxes with a …

It’s Time to Talk About the NHS’ Mental Health Crisis

Trigger warning: terrorism, suicide, mental health issues and treatment. — A little under a year ago, Manchester Arena was attacked by a suicide bomber, and 22 people died, and many more were injured. Money was donated to the survivors, and local and national government made all sorts of promises. But, …