Category Archives: Opinion piece

The Girl On The Train reviewed

Last week I went and saw The Girl On The Train following it’s hype as the “next Gone Girl” (a book I really enjoyed). Before entering the cinema, I had not read the book that The Girl is adapted from, so … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence in Pop-Culture

Trigger Warning: discussion of rape and sexual assault The representation of rape in pop-culture is something I have struggled with over the years. Until very recently, I would argue that all depictions of rape and sexual assault in pop-culture are never necessary and should … Continue reading

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Asking about sexism, what’s the deal?

At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Kristen Stewart sat down for an interview and was asked to nominate her feminist icons. The reporter then went on to list a few female actresses as examples. I initially found myself surprised … Continue reading

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Culture of Proof and LGBTQ+ refugees

We live in a world where marginalised groups are constantly having to validate their existence and prove their identities. This ‘culture of proof’ phenomenon is saturated throughout social, cultural and systemic institutions and is hugely problematic for the LGBTQ+ community, where … Continue reading

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