Alex Bach

Student Council motions: A critique

Following the University of Warwick’s long standing tradition of never making national news without it being something that makes us look ridiculous, you may have heard that our Student Council has submitted a motion to the NUS conference to ‘abolish the monarchy’. Headlines from the Metro and Huffington Post are calling...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2017

Ten Years On: What Skins means to me

It’s been ten years since Skins first came to our screens, demonstrating what was supposed to be typical British teenager life – drinking, drugs, and relationships. Although I don’t recall many similarities between my teenage years and that portrayed on Skins – I’ve never stolen a boat or confessed my love...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2017

Pro Life Society: Why Liverpool Guild of Students was wrong

Liverpool University Guild of Students has recently approved a ‘Pro Life Society’, who recently posted on their Facebook page “Join us to defend every innocent life from conception until natural death”. I’d like to make it clear that I’m not against the idea of a Pro- Life society, simply because...
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Posted Nov. 24, 2016

Skins and the glamourising of mental illnesses

Skins followed the lives of various groups of British teenagers as they grew up – it’s natural then, of course, that the show depicted various characters with mental illnesses. But the representation of mental health problems in Skins largely enforces representations of mental health problems as something that only effects...
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Posted May. 21, 2016

Slut shaming on the syllabus

Ultimately what this school has done by telling teenage girls to lengthen their skirt is emphasise victim blaming to impressionable teenagers of all genders, and that it is a female’s responsibility not to distract men: rather than a man’s responsibility not to get distracted.
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Posted Apr. 24, 2016