Lauren Davidson
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Lauren is a British freelance journalist living in New York. Educated at the University of Cambridge and then at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Lauren has been published in the Times, the Daily Telegraph, City A.M., the Jewish Chronicle, the Ham & High, online magazine the London Word and student newspapers Varsity and the Tab .

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Here's What Bell Hooks Got Wrong About Beyoncé Being an Anti-Feminist Terrorist

(0) Comments | Posted 14 May 2014 | (15:59)

Last week, the social activist and writer bell hooks essentially accused Beyoncé of being a bad feminist. During a panel about modern slavery and liberating the black female body, the discussion rolled around to Beyoncé's scantily-clad cover photo for Time's most influential people issue last month.

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Sexism: Still All Around Us

(10) Comments | Posted 16 January 2013 | (23:00)

I never gave much thought to sexism while growing up. After all, it was the 1990s and then the twenty-first century. The suffrage movement was a chapter in history books which I studied at an all-girls private school, where dozens of women each year went on to study at Oxbridge...

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What the Dickens Are We Doing to Our Children?

(18) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (23:00)

I learnt many wonderful things at school, such as how to make friends, how to understand probability and how to splutter my way through a conversation in French.

School also taught me to hate Dickens.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, and for months England...

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Why I Love Twilight

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2011 | (10:34)

I love Twilight and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Many feel the opposite, which is fair - each to their own. But why is there this need to mock and ridicule those who love it? People scorn the saga for being about vampires and werewolves (and therefore unrealistic), for...

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Gilad Shalit: A Swap Uneven in Number and Nature

(11) Comments | Posted 18 October 2011 | (13:46)

June 25th 2006 was a Sunday. I watched the England v Ecuador world cup game. My best friend stayed over for the weekend. I worried about finishing a personal statement for my university application. Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas militants in a cross-border raid.

Today he was released, five...

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Those Calling for Quiet Tube Carriages Need to Quieten Down

(1) Comments | Posted 14 September 2011 | (00:00)

The Mayor of London has recently been urged to establish quiet carriages on London underground trains, and I can understand why.

Having just moved back to the capital after a few years at university, I now spend about two hours a day commuting. The approving beep of...

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