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More to masculinity: Harry Styles in Vogue

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Aastha Malik breaks down toxic masculinity and shows that gender expression has no bounds. ...

What’s in a name?

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Names: we all have them, and they define part of our identity, but there. Aastha Malik explores the impact of ignorance towards pronunciation on people with non-white names....

Patriot Act cancelled

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Aastha Malik explains why she isn't laughing over the cancellation of Hasan Minaj's talk show Patriot Act...

White characters playing characters of colour

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Aastha Malik discusses the harmful effects of using white voice actors for BAME characters...

The complications of ‘Cancel Culture’

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Aastha Malik delves into the shortcomings of 'Cancel Culture'...

Blocking out Instagram’s black squares: the flaws of social media activism

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Social media has provided an opportunity for activism like never before – the ability to reach millions with the click of a button and to raise awareness about important...

The role of university in tackling racism

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This afternoon, Newcastle University sent out a Black Lives Matter statement from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, addressing its efforts to bring about change in tackling the growing...

George Floyd and the fight for equality

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Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Breonna Taylor. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. And now, George Floyd. All of these are names of members of the black community. All of these are names of...

Roast, Toast and Soapbox

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This week's soapbox is certainly divergent- biscuits and bush fires are on the radar of our writers. ...

And the award for best representation goes to…

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The Oscars took place last week and while there were some big winners from Green Book winning the Best Movie award to Alfonso Cuarón winning Best director, no one can debate that...