Sex & Relationships

Low sex drives & post-sex blues

March 09, 2017
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Originally written for Almost writers. Throughout one’s teens and early adulthood, the pressure is piled on you to delve into the wonders of sex. If my memory serves me right, this is all expected to happen between the ages of 15-18. My young friends would often ask me, ‘have you done it yet?’ and I’d […]

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feminism

Should Germaine Greer speak at International Women’s Day event?

February 16, 2017
This year, Brighton Dome’s annual celebration for International Women’s Day has faced opposition after a flurry of complaints are received, due to the inclusion of author Germaine Greer. At the Brighton Anti-Trump Women’s March, which took place last month, organisers asked attendees not to hold up ‘vagina centric’ themed signs, as they could be […]
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Essays

Is the news really a window to the world?

February 01, 2017
This is a bit of a different post. It’s an essay I submitted for the first term of Uni, entitled: “The news is a window to the world” (Tuchman 1978) drawing on specific examples, discuss the validity of this claim. Sounds fun, right? While it was a struggle getting through it and there are countless grammatical mistakes […]
Music

New Tunes *1

January 27, 2017
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One of my few new year’s resolutions this year (yes, I make them…I crave that sense of achievement) was to drag myself away from the musical musings of the throwback playlists I cherish so much, and listen to something which had actually been released within the last five years. Going into this, I knew the […]

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Sex & Relationships

Guess what they’ve done to sex education?

January 15, 2017
SPOILER: nothing. While I have written before about the downfalls of our current system’s sex education, it’s worth re-emphasising the importance of not just biological sexual health, but the importance of learning sexuality and emotional. health Unfortunately for every prepubescent child out there, Conservative MP’s have voted against plans to make an amended sex and […]
Politics

How and why my university should cut the rent

November 24, 2016
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When choosing a university, you are essentially choosing which one will be easiest to suffer through for the next three years of your life. Obviously, the details of your course and the future prospects are lingering somewhere in the occasionally visited area of your brain, but if we’re being honest, the people and the place […]

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Mental Health

University and my mental health

November 14, 2016
Every new adventure in my life, be it travelling, university etc will lead to an end goal: happiness. While I realise this is a flawed theory, as life itself is loaded with many ups, downs and kicks to the head, but try telling my brain that. This is what University was going to be […]
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Politics

Why I cried when Donald Trump was elected President

November 10, 2016
I am 20 years old, living in England and I am terrified about the future for women. I remember exactly where I was when I found out Donald Trump was President of the United States. I was in bed, deliberating whether to go to a 9am lecture (I did not.) I checked my phone and […]
Sex & Relationships

What they didn’t teach you in Sex Education…

October 19, 2016
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When I was the ripe old age of ten years old, I endured the what the education system passes off as sex education. Such an education includes watching a naked family wonder around their own home (leaving you feeling both uncomfortable and intrusive) as well as, in my case, learning about why I bleed from […]