General Election 2017: The future is female

In about 5 hours, the polling stations will close, and the first constituencies will start to declare. Will it be Labour? Will it be Tory? Or will the country be divided once again? The polls have been all over the place, the bookies unsure, but what I do know is this: more women are getting [...]

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General Election 2017: Politics is for the young

Last month, Theresa May called for a snap general election, to be held on the 8th of June 2017. Since the EU referendum, I've seen more and more young people taking an interest in politics. How refreshing to see the younger generations (myself included) getting involved and hashing out the pros and cons - and [...]

Women’s Equality Party to contest seats in London, Manchester and Cardiff

The Women’s Equality Party announced yesterday that four more candidates who will contest seats in the snap General Election on 8 June. In London, Nimco Ali will stand in Hornsey and Wood Green and Harini Iyengar will stand in Vauxhall. Sharon Lovell will contest the Wales seat of Cardiff South and Penarth, while Sally Carr [...]

Green Party votes to endorse Women’s Equality Party in Shipley

The Bradford Green Party yesterday voted by 80 percent in favour to endorse Sophie Walker's candidacy in Shipley, calling for a progressive alliance to oust Conservative MP Philip Davies. The local Liberal Democrat party is currently in discussion about whether to also step aside and Labour is yet to select a candidate. "I am delighted that [...]

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8th 2017

This morning, Prime Minister Theresa May stood outside of 10 Downing Street and announced that a general election will be held on 8th June 2017. This comes in the wake of Article 50 being triggered, and after she had assured everyone that she categorically would not call for a snap general election. "The country is [...]

13 Reasons Why teaches us that we must confront rape culture

Last week, I binge-watched the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based on the book by Jay Asher. Like many people, it affected me, touched me, and forced me to relive my own experiences. Trigger Warning This blog post will discuss sexual assault, rape, and suicide, as well as the far-reaching consequences of [...]

Funding anti-choice organisations with the tampon tax is violence against women

When I read the news that a percentage of the tampon tax has been going to anti-choice organisations, I thought it was a joke. It was April 1st, after all. But, sadly, it's true. The British government is using money from the tampon tax to fund anti-choice organisations, and dressing it up as supporting women. Let [...]