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Why Are Women Being Edged Out of History?

(45) Comments | Posted 9 July 2013 | (00:00)

All around the UK on Sunday there were jubilant cries as Andy Murray scored his first Wimbledon win. The moment - one filled with pride, happiness and excitement - was a thrilling and thoroughly well deserved notch on both his, and the nation's, sporting belt. But what was less thrilling,...

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Why Have TV Panel Shows Become Boys-Only Clubs?

(44) Comments | Posted 17 April 2013 | (00:00)

Of all the things I can't get my head round in life, there is one thing that stands out above all else. It's not that vending machines kill more people annually than sharks, or even that they used to use dead beetles for Smarties colouring.

It's that people genuinely feel...

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The Strongest Female Voice in Politics Is Gone - Will There Ever Be Another?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2013 | (21:04)

As someone who was born after Margaret Thatcher stepped down from office, the Iron Lady has been a remarkably present figure throughout my life. Perhaps it was because she was the local MP for my area before taking up residence at Downing Street, or the fact she was admired by...

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A Moment of Clarity

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (21:06)

There's been a lot of ink spilled this week about the crisis in the Middle East, and I'm not about to write an impassioned polemic trying to intellectualise the situation there. I'm not informed enough - in fact I'm not convinced that anyone is - to accurately represent the years...

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The Rise and Fall of Part-Time Patriotism

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2012 | (12:42)

As an August-born baby, summer has always been my favourite time of year. But all the season's had to show for itself thus far is soggy weather, a bunch of tax dodging celebs and as usual, the part time patriotism that comes to light during sports tournaments. Yes, as if...

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The Fun Side of Feminism

(3) Comments | Posted 1 May 2012 | (00:00)

A few months ago, I wrote a philosophy essay discussing whether one could justifiably be morally opposed to prostitution. It was one of the first I had actually really enjoyed researching and writing, perhaps because it was on a topic I could identify with, as opposed to some metaphysical mumbo...

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A Year in the Life of a Blogger

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2012 | (16:44)

Around a year ago, I went to a talk for people interested in getting into journalism. And by the end of that session, I had learnt something very important: without a blog or Twitter account, I was never going to make it as a journo. This probably sounds like astoundingly...

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New App Solves Women's High Street Woes

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (12:42)

"Getting caught is the mother of invention," wrote Robert Byrne, and he was right - getting caught in the zips and buttons of incorrectly sized high-street wear has been a problem in need of solving since, well, forever. Perhaps overly tight blouses weren't quite what Byrne had in mind, but...

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Taking the Free Out of Freelancing

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2012 | (12:27)

Last week, it happened. I remember where I was, I remember what I was wearing, I remember it all. Yes, last week marked the first time in eight years that I was actually offered money for writing an article. I should probably explain the reasons behind my near decade spanning...

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Doth the Student Protest Too Much?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2012 | (22:07)

Students and protesting have always gone together like fish and chips, but recent heavy handedness is slowly damaging this age old tradition. What was once a communal and peaceful way for students to speak out about the issues affecting them is slowly turning into a criminal offence, and the ever...

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