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The poison of neoliberalism

By Kaylen Forsyth Perhaps the greatest tragedy of modern politics is its anonymity. It is through this anonymity that those with power are able to manipulate and exploit those without. If people are generally unaware of the poison dominating society, how can they then overcome it? I’m talking predominantly about neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is everywhere and…

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10 Reasons to love One Day At A Time

By Sophia Simon-Bashall I am not someone who watches a lot of TV programmes. I’ve watched and enjoyed a couple of shows in the past year or so, but I am still more of a movie fan. Nothing, except Orange Is The New Black, has really excited me. Until very, very recently. At the beginning…

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Our protest, not your product

By Kaylen Forsyth These are exhausting times for activists. In the past six months alone, with Trump’s repressive policies causing global outrage, there has been plenty of injustice to challenge. Vast numbers taking to the streets, and to other platforms like social media, reflect the broader courage of a society unwilling to just accept things…

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A new lens

By Kaylen Forsyth For a poet language is land on the water, is water on the land. The poem becomes necessary to existence, a way of transforming the physical world into something that can’t die. Like with many other art forms, its greatest assets are its humanness and intimacy. “I composed my first poems in…

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Hey, hot things

A poem by Ananda Gervais Content Note: sexual assault, street harassment I am 13 and I’m walking to my friends house and you honk your horn and role down the window as you pass me, pursing your lips to send me kisses, I don’t understand so I look down and avoid eye contact. I ask myself…

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Get involved with The Coding Girls

Guest post by Aishwarya Singh Growing up, I loved to play in the dirt and in sand boxes, but was told that was super dirty. People still ask me; “Why are you so obsessed with The Flash? That’s so boyish. You’re never gonna get a boyfriend that way.” First of all, screw you for saying…

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10 Funny Feminists you should check out on Twitter

By Amy Callaghan Twitter has the potential to be an incredibly grim place, particularly for women. Often, women receive insults, hate and even threats from those – usually men – who take issue with what they say publicly, even if they didn’t particularly intend to make any kind of statement. Fortunately, amidst all the negativity,…

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Research Blog: Computing Belonging for Girls in STEM

Dear SPARK Readers, Happy Women’s History Month! Okay, let’s do a little exercise. Close your eyes and picture a “computer scientist.” Who is it that you picture? If the very first image that comes to mind is of, well, a man, alone in an office surrounded by computer bits, you wouldn’t be alone. Research shows…

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