Sophie’s Choice: I am Cait (TV review)

Published by Student Rag magazine. Following on from the Keeping Up with The Kardashians: About Bruce special led the way for the newly unveiled Caitlyn Jenner’s E! documentary series: I am Cait. We’ve all seen that already iconic Vanity Fair cover (a victory in itself for transgender rights) and seen the tweets of support for […]

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Sophie’s Choice: Made in Chelsea LA (TV review)

Published by Student Rag magazine. So, our favourite bunch of incestuous toffs are back and this time they’ve left behind the luxurious borough of Chelsea and Kensington, London, and flitted off to Los Angeles, California – you know, as you do – to create MiC’s latest summer instalment: Made in Chelsea LA. At the opening […]

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She’s *My* Best Friend

Published by Femsplain. I’m sure when ancient man saw another cave dweller with a bigger piece of meat than he had from that afternoon’s hunt, he probably felt a twinge of jealousy. He may even have been so jealous that he smashed his fellow cave dweller over the head with a club, stole the meat […]

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Call Me Transphobic: The Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

Published by CultNoise Magazine I’ve always loved Halloween. It’s a holiday where we have the excuse to dress up in elaborate costumes and makeup, be silly, play games and go out trick or treating with friends and family for bags full of free sweets and chocolaty treats that’ll rot our teeth — it’s basically Christmas come early — which then, as […]

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Book Review: ‘The Nose’ by Nikolai Gogol

It was the title that originally caught my eye: The Nose. This strange little book (perhaps more of a novella, no, in fact, a short story) is on the reading list for one of my literature classes that I’ll be doing when the new semester that starts next month. Since it was the shortest of […]

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(In) Hiding: A Poem

The windows were open but the curtains were closed. The sunlight poured through the thin lime fabric; diffusing dusty liquid sunshine into this dark room, where I watched in silence from the floor. Silhouettes of bobbing heads slid along the curtains like a war time film projected on a sheet screen. I can see them […]

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Sophie’s Choice: Supervet in the Field (TV Review)

Published by Student Rag: Hearing the phrase “bionic supervet”, you’d be forgiven for assuming that pioneering veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick is some kind of superhero from a comic book. But you’d be wrong. This extraordinary vet is not a fictional character from a colourful comic strip but is in fact a real person who is […]

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Bic’s Epic Fail: Gender Equality Lessons to Be Learned

This week, Bic Stationary (South Africa) just about managed to offend every woman and feminist who was made aware of their catastrophic, sexist blunder as they posted this backwards and insensitive advertisement on their Facebook and Twitter pages on Women’s Day.

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Comedy Review: Frankie Boyle “Work in Progress” at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow

Comedian: Frankie Boyle – Work in Progress Venue: The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow – 10/08/2015 It’s hard – no, actually, it’s nigh on impossible – to defend Frankie Boyle’s comedy. So, I’m not even going to try. I don’t think it’s even deemed socially acceptable to openly admit to liking Frankie Boyle. He is arguably […]

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