Category: YouthVoice

What has feminism become? What was it meant to be? (Photo: Michael Buckner)

Feminism: The New F Word

There is still a long way ahead for gender equity, but today’s feminism is straying away from that cause: it is losing touch with reality. Trump’s victory left many gutted and devastated. It was...

Justice Clarence Thomas, American judge known for his outspoken opposition against affirmative action. (Photo: Sidney Davis)

Affirmative Action is Atrocious

Egalitarianism has cultivated a general consensus against discrimination. Yet people seem to turn a blind eye when it’s done in the name of good will. Where morality is concerned, altruism is arguably the pinnacle...

Israelis take cover in Jerusalem during a rocket attack by Hamas in July 2014. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

In Defence of Israel

So often do we see impassioned defences of Palestinians and harsh attacks on their “brutal” oppressors, that we often forget that there is another side to this incredibly controversial conflict. After a judo match...

It is a mistake to say free speech is being suppressed on campuses, such as King’s College London. (Photo: Science and Engineering South Consortium.)

Trigger-Unhappy

The campus culture of “safe spaces” and “no platforming” is broadening rather than stifling debate and free speech, writes Emily Hawkins. The issue of free speech on UK campuses is one the media pounce...

The desire of many students to be molly-coddled from the harsh realities of life is the biggest threat to the rigorous education necessary to prepare a person for the wider world. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Intolerance of Intolerance

“Safe spaces” and “no platforming”: the increasing propensity of many university students to simply shut down and block out views which they disagree with is deeply concerning. Over recent years, free speech has come...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

Almost half of women have experienced online abuse, according to one study. (Photo: Resources 3)

Reclaim the Internet

Campaigns by politicians to tackle gendered online harassment are sorely needed in the UK. Some of the UK’s most prominent female politicians have united in a cross-party campaign to “Reclaim the Internet”. The project...

London Pride is one of the busiest and certainly the most colourful celebration held in the city annually. (Photo: TimeOut London)

Pride and Prejudice

Pride still has an important role to play in progressing the LGBT cause. We mustn’t overlook that. There are more than 60 Pride events held in the UK alone each year. Revolving around rainbows,...

Pride is now a regular annual event in dozens of countries. (Photo Source: Mashable).

Pride’s True Colours

Over-commercialisation, a drinking culture, and hedonistic non-LGBT attendees have left many feeling alienated and disenchanted with Pride. Pride festivals emerged following the Stonewall Riots in 1969, which saw LGBT people take to the streets...

Volunteers from the Christian group 40 Days for Life outside a Marie Stopes clinic in London. (Photo: The Guardian.)

Clinic Protestors: Back Off!

Within the last decade, the UK has seen aggressive anti-abortion clinic protests become commonplace. It’s time for the government to take action against intimidating demonstrators by implementing protection zones. In January, Buzzfeed reported on...

Lexiters claim there is a progressive way to lead Britain out of the EU; this is simply not supported by any evidence. (Photo: Nick Wright)

“Lexit” is a Lie

Many on the left propose a supposedly progressive argument for leaving the European Union: but on closer inspection, this is nothing but a dangerous fantasy. “Lexit” has become a buzzword on the British left;...

Sophie Walker (centre), the party’s leader and 2016 London mayoral candidate with other founding members. (Photo: Duncan Fisher).

The WEP: Privileged or Progressive?

Is the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) compatible with “youth feminism” or do they have little hope of appealing to young women? Last year presenter Sandi Toksvig (or “Sandi Toxic” in the words of Justice...

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