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Girls can’t what?!: sexism in STEM classrooms

By Stephanie Wang Sure, I see statistics on the clear disparity in the number of women going into STEM fields, hear horror stories of sexism in the workplaces of tech giants, and notice a difference in the amount of girls in math and science classes, but it’s another thing altogether to experience an overt form…

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Young voters proved everyone wrong this election, and we’re not about to stop campaigning

By Amy Callaghan In the UK’s general election on the 8th of June, the exit polls predicted a shock result which was irreconcilable with the state of British politics when Theresa May called the election on the 18th of April. At that time, the Tories were expected to at the very least hold on to,…

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Bureaucracy and Bi-exclusion in the LGBT+ Community

By Pip Williams Content note: biphobia, mentions of rape, stalking, and intimate partner violence https://twitter.com/Biscuitmag/status/867505280585801730 A tweet by bisexual women’s magazine Biscuit came to my attention earlier today, sharing parts of an email exchange between editor Libby, and organiser Patrick of London LGBT Pride. Libby’s email politely points out Pride’s glaring omission; a bisexual marching…

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What Larry means to us

By Sophia Simon-Bashall It’s 2am on 12th May 2017. Harry Styles’ debut album was released into the world just two hours ago. It feels like a major shift has occurred in the earth’s atmosphere. It is entirely possible that with these 10 songs, Harry has ended global warming. If anyone has the power to do…

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13 reactions to 13 Reasons Why

By Christiana Paradis Content note: mental health, suicide, sexual violence I, like the rest of the world, just finished binge watching 13 Reasons Why, a new series on Netflix. I must preface that I was hesitant to watch this show. I had read the book two years prior and upon finishing felt woefully uncomfortable. I…

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The rape clause: thoughts on Tory women in politics

By Isla Whateley Content note: discussion of rape and the law around rape As a woman in politics, you are a minority. In both Westminster (UK) and Holyrood (Scotland) parliaments, about a third of elected politicians are women. Both the UK Prime Minister and the Scottish First Minister are women, however, and some may say…

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Remember, your college decision doesn’t define you

By Stephanie Wang Decisions are hard, I know. Soup or salad? Cake or ice cream? Cookie or brownie? Really, even making decisions on something as easy as what to eat can be difficult, much less where you’re going to spend the next four years. For the other high school seniors, uncommitted, terrified about the choice…

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She podcasts

By Sophia Simon-Bashall Podcasting is on the rise – it’s become a very popular medium over the past year or two. It’s a great format because you can listen on the go, unlike YouTube videos, and it’s versatile. A podcast can feel like a news report, an academic lecture, an intimate conversation between friends, and…

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