Millie Belle Jacoby

Misandry: an unwanted epidemic that is certainly not a hate crime

Ah, misandry. A somewhat mythical concept that only crawls out of the woodwork in accusations of ‘sexism against men’ and in classic examples of whataboutism. Within the government’s new initiative to tackle hate crime, Sajid Javid has proposed to enshrine misandry in the ranks of abhorrent prejudice, alongside misogyny. Under...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2018

The trans community does not threaten your right to free speech

Durham University’s students’ union has divided opinion recently after Angelos Sofocleous, former assistant editor of the university’s philosophy journal and general editor of its online magazine, was removed from both positions for retweeting a trans-exclusionary article stating that women do not have penises. Sofocleous, 24, responded to his removal by...
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Posted Oct. 27, 2018

Mental Health 101: How to stay on your feet during first year

Mental health at university is something of a minefield. With rates of mood and personality disorders on the rise in the general population, it is no wonder that over 1 in 4 students report experiencing symptoms of mental illness while at university. The first term and even the first year...
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Posted Oct. 6, 2018

Tess Holliday’s health is none of your business

“Promoting obesity” may just be one of the biggest moral panics of our time. Tess Holliday, a plus size model and advocate for body positivity, was recently featured on the front cover of Cosmopolitan – a first for a woman who is a UK size 24. While for some this...
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Posted Sep. 25, 2018