Salma Haidrani
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Salma Haidrani is a Sociology student at University of Sheffield. Splitting her time between Camden, North London and Sheffield, Salma is a commentator on current affairs and contemporary feminist issues and is passionate about promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Trance music enthusiast and travel-mad, Salma loves the festival and summer season.

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Taxi Firms Must Stop Exploiting Female Students' Fears of Sexual Assault

(1) Comments | Posted 30 October 2013 | (03:16)

It's a familiar decision following a night out: book yourself a cab or walk back home? But for those that opt for the latter, do they deserve to be raped or sexually assaulted? Unfortunately, that's exactly what one taxi firm in Sheffield's recent advertisement has implied: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbD08EgpPrk&feature=youtu.be .

Featuring a...

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Why Lads' Mags Have No Place in Students' Unions

(106) Comments | Posted 29 May 2013 | (01:00)

When the Sun was banned from being distributed in University of Sheffield Students' Union in early February 2013, it appeared as if my university's stance in ousting the UK's most cherished sex relic from campus could contribute, however minor, to consigning it to the history books. And initially, it appeared...

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Why I Welcome the Possibility of a BME Sabbatical Officer at Sheffield Students' Union

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2013 | (15:21)

Sabbatical Officer Elections: what would initially appear as an equal opportunity for the student population to be elected based on their competency for the role regardless of their nationality, race, religion or sex. But despite a significant percentage of the BME (black and minority ethnic) community running for election at...

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Promoting Exploitation? Student Promo Girls

(7) Comments | Posted 2 April 2013 | (20:30)

It seems that photos from that bloke from freshers' week foam party surrounded by a horde of busty blondes at your favourite late-night mid-week haunt donning hot pants emblazoned with the club night's name, knee high socks and little else is an inescapable feature of our Facebook news feed the...

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The Sexist World of Student Elections

(4) Comments | Posted 24 February 2013 | (17:13)

'Wren-ovate Welfare'. 'Jinn it to win it'. 'Education needs a Rae of sunshine.' It seems that election season, with some of the most memorable slogans (Get Busy with Fizzy anyone?), is an inescapable and endemic feature of campus life for students during the penultimate term.

From candidates hijacking your...

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Female Freshers, Beware the Slut-Shaming

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2013 | (20:12)

The walk of fame. The stroll of success. It seems that the stride of confidence across campus in the same clothes as the night before, ducking behind buses and bushes after spending the night with a member of the opposite sex is now considered a rite of passage and even...

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