The Chaos of Poverty

The pandemonium inside the walls and minds of the underclass provides entertaining television for a society obsessed with being reminded of just how lucky they are. The underclass is often presented as a chaotic blend of unfruitful habits and distasteful choices, but the level of disarray suffered is often inescapable. Growing up poor is chaotic.…

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Love in Hollywood

Romantic comedies. Ah, the genre we all have a soft spot for. We will proudly watch the classic When Harry Met Sally or Notting Hill, shamelessly imitating the famous orgasm scene in the diner or silently miming to ourselves ‘I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy…asking him to love me’, before bursting into tears.…

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The Bad News of Fake News

The year is 2017, and despite many predictions to the contrary, humanity is still going – just about. One side effect of our continued existence is the decline of facts. It has become blatantly obvious that as humanity advances, our ability to tell the truth declines considerably, to the point I would now add facts…

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Perceptions of Feminism

The definition of feminism in the always handy oxford dictionary is ‘the advocation of women’s rights on the grounds of the equality of the sexes’. It is because of my belief in this definition that I very happily call myself a feminist, take part in feminist movements and advocate the cause as best I can.

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