The Tragedy at Grenfell Tower is a Wake Up Call – We Can’t Go On Like This

By now you’ll have no doubt heard about the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. If, for some reason, you haven’t – here’s what happened: a 24 storey tower block was completely engulfed in flames in the early hours of yesterday morning, burning for hours, and killing multiple people. We still don’t have a final death toll, but so far it’s on 17, with … Continue reading The Tragedy at Grenfell Tower is a Wake Up Call – We Can’t Go On Like This

Drawing the Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

Nowadays its fairly standard to find that when something problematic occurs and people complain about it, there’s almost always one person who says “but what about free speech?” I feel like this is a buzzword that people find themselves desperately clinging to whenever they get called out about something, so I thought I’d talk about this in more detail. Freedom of speech is, of course, … Continue reading Drawing the Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

Sometimes We Just Need To Shut Up And Listen

So it’s been approximately 18 million years since I last wrote on here, and for that I can only apologise and offer excuses of “my degree”. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while now, and it’s something that’s so simple, but that a lot of us overlook, myself included. I was first brought to think about this way back in October, when … Continue reading Sometimes We Just Need To Shut Up And Listen

Why I’m Still Protesting The Tampon Tax

Today at my uni, we were doing a photo campaign against the tampon tax and getting passers by to get involved. Most people seemed to be up for it, although we did get the usual “um…sorry” from people who just awkwardly walked away because they were kind of scared of our angry signs about bleeding. Fair enough. Bye, Felicia.   Now, as I write a … Continue reading Why I’m Still Protesting The Tampon Tax

You Need To Know About Sandra Bland

TW: SUICIDE/MURDER/POLICE BRUTALITY Hey guys, OK so this is something that I actually really don’t want to write about, because it makes me feel kind of sick. I was so ready to do a post about the Nicki/Taylor beef, (Team Nicki all the way) but this overrides that. I just feel that more people need to know about it. Although thousands of people are tweeting … Continue reading You Need To Know About Sandra Bland