• “Whores in This House”: The Cardi B Track Empowering Women and Enraging Prudes

    Gloriously lewd and seeped in feminist sentiment, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP has ridden controversy to the top. Whilst many have lamented its lyrics are too salacious for young ears, Miranda Harrington contends that the track is a vital celebration of female pleasure and sexuality. ...
  • An Icon Of Peace? President Donald Trump Nominated For This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize

    What is the first thing you associate with President Donald Trump? Peace? For many this is not the first thing that springs to mind, but earlier this month it was revealed that far-right Norwegian politician Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize....
  • Fallout 76’s Toxic Half-Life

    Jack looks back at Fallout 76’s disastrous 2019 before its newest update… On April 7th Bethesda Games Studios will release the Wastelanders update for Fallout 76, its notoriously broken live-service game. The update will introduce human NPCs, factions, dialogue options and a questline propelled by player choice. Y’know, all that...
  • McDonald’s Monopoly: Marketing Obesity or Harmless Fun?

    It’s that time of year again where I go to McDonald’s and plan out what food I’m getting to maximise the amount of monopoly stickers that I win. A free student McFlurry takes precedence over a free burger, as you get two extra stickers on the ice cream there’s...
  • Fashion and Feminism: Opinions on the Emma Watson Vanity Fair Controversy

    Appearing in March’s issue of Vanity Fair, Emma Watson’s ‘topless’ shoot prompted controversy over what it means to be a feminist. It made me question if an individual’s clothing and style choices impact how seriously they are taken? In one shot, the actress posed in a barely-there Burberry cape,...
  • Can BDSM always be distanced from the abuse shown in Fifty Shades of Grey?

    “’No’, I protest, trying to kick him off. He stops. ‘If you struggle I’ll tie your feet too. If you make a noise I will gag you.’” This is a quote from the Fifty Shades of Grey book, the film adaptation of which opened in cinemas earlier this month,...
  • Scrapbook – Controversial Films

    Amidst the controversy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, our contributors have selected to write about some of the most controversial films of the past to coincide with the comedy’s UK release. Wake in Fright Lost for over thirty years, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) has enjoyed a recent...