Tag: Opinion

Pleasure, Pain & Patriarchal Power: Could there be an elephant in the bedroom?

One of the books I’m reading at the moment is a collection of feminist essays titled Freedom Fallacy: The Limits of Liberal Feminism. Featuring 17 essays written by academics from across the globe, it’s the kind of book that you can dip in and out of and feel that you’ve

Stamp Duty

During a recent walk home from work I found myself feeling really excited stumbling upon a packet of unused stamps. Strangely, it was the same level of excitement that I’ve felt when I’ve found significant amounts of money in the street. Stamps are by no means expensive, of course, but

Why Universal Credit is a Universal Joke

When I relocated from London to Bristol earlier this year I wasn’t expecting to end up claiming benefits. With a bit of money in the bank, some festival work lined up, and several job applications underway, I genuinely believed that I would be able to support myself. Had my reasons

To Binge, or Not to Binge?

Like many British millennials, the best part of my teenage years were spent in dingy bedrooms and sweaty nightclubs listening to music that my parents didn’t understand and drinking as much cheap alcohol as I could lay my hands on. From the age of 14 right up until I started university in my mid-twenties, most weekends and even some

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