Tag: Comment

Hugh Hefner: Feminist or Chauvinist?


Holly Feeny questions why we glorify misogynistic rich white men as feminist allies.

Fox Hunting: A Thing of the Past or the Future?


Izzy Swanson discusses why this activity is back on the political agenda. With the current political climate, I doubt that you were thinking about fox hunting a couple of weeks ago when you were deciding who to vote for in the general election. But now that Theresa May has revealed that she is continuing the […]

Stop the Free From fad


Beth Carr on why going ‘free from’ should be a permanent choice, not a diet fad. Have you ever looked at the ‘Free From’ aisle at the supermarket? Do you even know where it is, or if your chosen supermarket has one? Wherever you shop, it’s likely that this section has become far more noticeable […]

The Paradox of Militant Liberalism


Does the rise of political correctness have the potential to be just as oppressive as intolerance? The internet has given young people a larger platform than ever before to air their views on the world and make their voices heard. No corner of the internet is more demonstrative of this than the popular blogging website […]

The Bechdel Test


What is it? The Bechdel test was first introduced in Allison Bechdel’s comic “Dykes to Watch Out For”, in a 1985 strip called “The Rule”. In order for a film to pass the Bechdel test it has to meet the following requirements: 1. It has to have at least two women in it 2. Who […]

Am I a Man or a Muppet?


What’s your favourite Muppet movie? For me, it’s the 2002 TV movie ‘It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie’. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s basically an ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ pastiche. The Muppets are yet again trying to win back the Muppet Theatre (seriously, it’s like one of Lew Zealand’s amazing boomerang fish) […]

The Mona Lisa Re-born?


It’s a miracle like no other. The Student’s Union of Royal Holloway has seen a truly remarkable rebirth. It’s the return of the Mona Lisa, widely criticised to have a smile so true to life it’s almost as if you only had to step into a room and grin at yourself in the mirror to […]