Anonymous Writer

Sex and Stigma: Why I write Erotica

I‘m an old-fashioned girl. I sit on the armchair in a noisy corner of Caffe Nero with a soya flat white perched on the edge of the coffee table, invisible to the people around me and blending in seamlessly. The whirring of the coffee machine, the click of the keyboards...
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Posted Jun. 17, 2019

A letter to Warwick men, from a Warwick man

To my fellow Warwick men, The group chat scandal that engulfed this university caught the attention of both the wider community and the nation. Why? One reason, perhaps, is the apparent normality of those men whose names and faces have been broadcast all over social media, those who spoke about...
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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

Lessons learned from the asylum seeker challenge

In week four of this term, members of the Warwick STAR team participated in the Asylum Seeker Challenge, which aimed to understand the struggle that asylum seekers face when moving to the UK. In this, individuals are given £38 for their livelihood, which does not roll over if they save...
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Posted Feb. 8, 2019

Living at university with an eating disorder

What is it like living at university with an eating disorder? One writer shares it all. (Trigger Warnings: Eating disorder, Bulimia) One of the many infuriating aspects of having mental health issues is the desire to combat the stigma surrounding them, yet wanting to maintain as much normality in your own...
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Posted Dec. 4, 2018

Why Boris Johnson should not apologise for his Burka comments

Another day, another reason why national icon BoJo finds himself in the headlines. This time, the former foreign secretary has come under fire after comparing those who wear the Burka, a full-face veil worn by some Muslim women, to ‘letterboxes’ and ‘bank robbers’. Following the publication of the comments in...
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Posted Aug. 19, 2018