The Lad Bible -misogyny or a misnomer

It’s unlikely in the current climate of viral online content that you’ve missed the arrival of the Lad Bible on your computer screens and Facebook feeds. Its success, since its launch in 2012 by entrepreneurs Arian Kalantari and Alex Solomou, has sky-rocketed, accumulating huge figures of traffic every day, and ranking as the 12th most […]

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Women’s work: lad culture and the necessary role of dignity

This newspaper recently ran an article describing the problems surrounding “lad culture” on campus. In the piece, Alex Lupsaiu argued that legislation is often ineffective in transforming human hearts and that it is up to students to change the “cultural landscape” of campus life. Though many recognise lad culture as wrong, and often dehumanising, my […]

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Somerville College condemns culture of harassment

Students at Somerville College have expressed their “outrage” following reports of sexual harassment and threatening behaviour on campus. Somerville Principal Alice Prochaska emailed students on Friday highlighting a number of incidents over previous months that have caused members of the College to feel “threatened, intimidated, or simply uncomfortable”. Incidents included jokes about rape being overheard […]

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Rugby captain replies to SU: “we’ve taken steps to change”

Wadham’s rugby captain has circulated an open letter to the College SU clarifying the club’s stance on lad culture. The letter was circulated by the student in response to questions during SU hustings last Thursday, and sought to “clarify any issues and misunderstandings” about “the extent of lad culture in College”. In the letter, the student […]

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