It’s time to let trans people speak for themselves

Laverne Cox’s front cover of TIME magazine as a trans woman of colour will surely go down in history as one of the most ground breaking and revolutionary media events of the past decade. Whilst the ‘equal’ marriage legislation recently enacted purposefully rejected provisions for trans people and Stonewall continue to ignore and ridicule their […]

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Looking beyond race: misogyny is a global problem

The link between Elliott Rodger’s massacre and the gang-rapes in Uttar Pradesh has not been considered. A subtle cultural sensationalism permeated Western reports on the latter; Indian newspapers, too busy focussing on the political upheaval or perhaps immured to the horror, simply ignored them. Remove the colour of the assailants’ skin, throw away their weapons, […]

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The unhealthy hype around Finals

“You look very sane for a Finalist.” The sound of these words a few weeks ago did not fill me with the reassurance that their speaker probably anticipated. They sparked a chain of fear in my relatively composed Finalist’s brain. Should I look less sane? I’m evidently not working enough yet to have lost the […]

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No vote on ‘no confidence’ was the right choice for the Union

This article is a response to Nathan Akehurst’s article “It’s not just the Union President we should have no confidence in, it’s the Union“, published 29th May The decision by the Union on Thursday evening to not put the motion of no confidence in President Ben Sullivan to the house is one that should be […]

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Elections 2014: Conservatives – challenging the ‘pen pushers’

I’m not a typical Tory. I’m an engineering student from a working class immigrant family and I was raised to work hard, aim high and look out for the people in my community. Basically, I was raised to be a do-er rather than a faff-er. That’s why I spend my spare time organising access and […]

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The case for kicking Clegg out of Oxford

Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, will arrive tomorrow (20 May 2014) in Oxford to speak on ‘Britain’s Place in the EU’. In response, the Oxford Activist Network (OAN) has organized a demonstration against Clegg (rally begins at the Taylorian at 2:45pm). The OAN statement on the protest aptly summarizes […]

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