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Love At First Swipe?

The holiday season is supposed to be about spending time with family and loved ones, so why are so many people rushing to dating sites such as Tinder? It would […]

Why the phrase “boys will be boys” is so damaging

‘Urban Dictionary’ defines the phrase “boys will be boys” as an idiom that “feminists, in order to perpetuate their hatred of men and boys, have attempted to claim”, expanding that […]

Putting the Queens in Queen Mary: Why QM is for the girls.

Are you a girl unsure of which University to go to? Or a current student wondering if you made the right choice? As the majority of Queen Mary students are […]

Why I’m Scared of The Dark

Drenched in a cold sweat, I try to scream out ‘there’s somebody on top of me’, but I can’t move, speak, or breathe; all I can do is lay there […]

Breaking Boundaries: Women at Queen Mary. Episode One: Introducing Shamima Akter.

“How personal do you want this to be?” was one of the first questions that Shamima asked me before we started the interview. It caught me off guard because it […]

5 Television Shows To Awaken Your Inner Feminist

Recently, I started watching Dear White People and it made me think a lot about what feminism means to me. Broadly speaking, feminism refers to equality of the sexes, but […]

Coercion is Not Consent

According to the Cambridge Dictionary definition, coercion refers to ‘the use of force to persuade someone to do something that they are unwilling to do’ [1]. When you hear the […]

How Harvey Weinstein Exploited Women’s Dreams

Blue skies, streets lined with palm trees, a man jogging, and melancholy music marked the start of the new BBC documentary, Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein. It […]

Introducing ‘Breaking Boundaries: Women at Queen Mary’, A New Series

I’d like to introduce you all to a brand-new series that will feature in the Muse section. Breaking Boundaries: Women at Queen Mary is going to explore what female empowerment […]