Lauren Hossack
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I am currently studying English and Modern History at the University of St Andrews, and contribute regularly to student publications. My main areas of interest include literature, music and cinema. Most of all, I am fascinated by people and how they act and react in the world they find themselves in.

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Guiding Girls to Awareness

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2013 | (17:20)

In a true display of girl power, Girlguiding UK now officially backs the 'No More Page 3' campaign, a testament to an adaptable, forward-thinking youth organisation. Despite my own short fling with Guiding, I think this demonstrates the enduring potential for the group to give a...

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Lad Culture Is THE Culture

(8) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (14:14)

Let's talk about lads. Specifically, lad culture.

Call it what you like, dismiss it as a joke, but it doesn't hide the fact that it's just plain misogyny and sexism, with stereotypical, age-old notions of masculinity at the core.

A damning critique of a...

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My Vagina Monologue

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (17:41)

I went to an audition today, for my university's Feminist Society's annual performance of The Vagina Monologues. I did really want to take part, even if I didn't get a part in the show. As I sat there, through the door I could hear another girl reading. And then I...

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Starting Out Young: The Dangers of Tumblr Sexism

(4) Comments | Posted 9 January 2013 | (15:30)

If you've been pretty much anywhere on the internet in the past year or so, you'll undoubtedly have come across the phenomenon that is the meme. From Overly Attached Girlfriend to First World Problems via Bad Luck Brian and Socially Awkward Penguin, there's myriad memes to suit every amusing social...

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