Genderless

By Emily Baxter-Derrington Glancing up, she sees him waiting at the window, an ever-fixed mark. Shaking slightly, she reluctantly makes her way upstairs, to the no-doubt horror that awaits her. Before she even gets her keys in the door, she hears him; pacing and mumbling, the occasional swear word escaping his lips. With bated breath…

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Islam is not a homogeneous blob

By Julius L. Geertz The following are Christians: Adventists, Anglicans, Catholics, Evangelicals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Lutherans, Orthodox – Greek, Russian, Georgian, and Pentecostals. They are all distinct from each other. The German CDU is on the political right. The Presidents of Ecuador, El Salvador and Nicaragua are firmly on the left. All derive policy from Catholic teaching.…

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What impact does ‘The Arts’ actually affect?

Does the Arts ever truly have the social impact its acolytes proclaim? Did 12 Years a Slave change our perceptions of race? Did The Vagina Monologues tear down the patriarchy? This is not a challenge of the merit or intellectual weight of the Arts. Rather, outside of the bubble/ivory tower/liberal arts graduates, does it actually…

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Too little or too much?

By Kulsoom Raza (@sooms_raza) The answer to this common question asked of the amount of clothing women should wear, is of course, a resounding: whatever the hell she wants. Today I had the pleasure of going to the Wear What You Want Beach Party protest situated outside of the French Embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Along with…

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