• Diversity At The Oscars: Are Things Really Changing?

    Charlotte Smith Every single year without fail, the Oscars draw criticism for the lack of diversity in its line-up of nominees. 336 acting Oscars have been awarded in its history, 19 to Black actors, 5 to Hispanic/Latino actors and 3 to Asian actors. Recently the Oscars unveiled plans to...
  • UK Festivals – Where Are All the Women?

    Music festivals are great: an essential part of British culture, they unite us in our common love of music and all its various genres and artists. In recent years, however, it has become abundantly clear that women get far less recognition and exposure in such events than men. Kit...
  • The Rise of the Menstrual Cup

    Sustainability has never felt more important than at the current moment. As a society, we are surrounded by news of the growing climate emergency and plastic pollution. More people than ever are vocal about the necessity for more individual and collective effort at reducing waste, for a balance with...
  • The victimisation of defendants in relation to the Harvey Weinstein trial

    On Monday the 24th February, powerful Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes in a New York courthouse, leaving him with a prison sentence of up to 29 years. Events had been leading up to this trial for a long time as activist...
  • Exploring Sexism In Award Shows

    Since I was little, I knew that when I was older, I’d be standing in front of a podium receiving my Oscar at the Dolby Theatre’s Academy Awards, probably being played off because my speech is too long. I used to memorise the best actress speeches or, dare I...
  • The Garden Of, urm, Improbable Delights

    Joseph Lloyd examines the bizarre and abnormally influential 'Pickup Artist' subculture you probably have not heard of....
  • “I might rape you if you’re lucky” – How We Need to Highlight the Prominence of Sexual Assault in Popular Culture

    Trigger Warnings- sexual harassment and assault, including rape. Netflix’s supremely sensual romantic comedy series ‘Sex Education’ is receiving world-wide acclaim, as it should, with its lovable characters, relatably cringeworthy sexual encounters and unexpected plot arcs.  But the series manages to do a whole lot more than just entertain viewers...