The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions of people across the world. But, what can universities do to support the movement, and how can students raise awareness for these issues? As a white person, it is hard to imagine the extent to which racism affects the day-to-day lives of the BAME community. However, education is […]Read More How can universities support the BLM movement?
Hamilton, the musical masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, can now be streamed exclusively on Disney+. Featuring the original cast, including Miranda as the title role, this “live” recording was filmed in 2016 in New York City. Since its release on the new Disney streaming service on Friday 3rd July 2020, Hamilton has been downloaded close to […]Read More What is the legacy of “Hamilton”?
This piece was originally published on The Boar Lifestyle page https://theboar.org/2020/06/history-pride-month-remembering-stonewall/ The history of Pride Month begins in 1969 with the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. On June 28th 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay club in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.Throughout the 1960s, members of the LGBTQ+ community faced extreme levels of […]Read More The History of Pride Month: remembering Stonewall
Somewhere Over The Rainblog is a creative space that celebrates the power of language and its ability to change the world. In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions, demonstrating the power of language and peaceful protest. I understand that as a white person I will NEVER understand the pain and anger […]Read More BLACK LIVES MATTER
TW: Rape, sexual assault This past April was sexual assault awareness month, and whilst issues related to consent remain incredibly important for both sexes, there has been little support shown for the male victims of sexual assault.The narrative surrounding sexual violence focuses on women and children, ignoring the highly stigmatised but equally serious issue of sexual assault […]Read More The hidden victims of male sexual assault
It’s hard not to get caught up in the media frenzy surrounding the latest Netflix documentary ‘The Tiger King’. But, whether Joe Exotic is guilty of murder-for-hire, or if Carol Baskin did in fact feed her husband to the tigers seems rather irrelevant when you consider the underlying problem of privately-owned exotic animals in the […]Read More An investigation into the private ownership of exotic animals in the US
In July of last year, I wrote an article entitled “Crisis in Iran: Are we headed for War?”. In my closing statements, I argued that the Iran-US conflict was at a breaking point and that what comes next will shape relations between the West and the Middle East for years to come. The events of […]Read More The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani and the ongoing Iran-US conflict
With the deadline of October 31st fast approaching, the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is becoming increasingly likely. But, how will this affect British universities? In a recent report published by Universities UK – the representative organisation for more than 120 higher education institutions – it suggests that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could be “one of […]Read More How will a ‘no-deal’ Brexit affect universities?
The struggle for gender equality covers all political, economic and social spectrums. However, there has always been resistance in the world of art. Despite the efforts of feminist groups such as the Guerrilla Girls in the 1980s, there has been little change in the way female artists are represented. In a recent report commissioned by […]Read More The first female-only art gallery: A move towards equality, or positive discrimination?
As tensions continue to escalate in the Iran-US crisis, so does the potential threat of war. The recent conflict between the two countries began in May 2018, when the US President Donald Trump abandoned an international agreement known as P5+1; a deal which involved the removal of economic sanctions against Iran in return for decreased […]Read More The Iran-US crisis: Are we headed for war?