Feminism, like all social movements, has a long history of self-identification with the group through clothing – right from its beginnings with the suffragists’ homemade sashes to the DIY ethos of the Riot Grrrls of the nineties. Now our desire to display our political allegiances on our bodies has been taken over by fashion retailers. … More Money For Nothing: Do ‘Feminist’ Companies Just Want Your Money?
A little less than two years ago, I began to attend speaker’s training at the Glasgow University Union. At the beginning of my university career, I was yet to shed that shyness that had picked at my confidence since before my teenage years. On the face of it, debating seemed a strange choice for someone … More A Word on Debating at Glasgow and The EUDC
To see the other side of the article “For the Trump Protest” click here. Protest are a key tool in the democratic system when wielded right. They can put pressure on leaders to pursue legislative change, or to address injustice. Trump is a self-serving, vindictive, narcissistic, racist, but these protests were misplaced. What was the … More Against the Trump Protest
To see the other side of the article “Against the Trump Protest” click here. Protests are a space of commutative political and social action; a collective appeal to fight perceived injustices and societal frustrations; a call to those in power to be listened to and considered in national and wider global decisions and policy. Public … More For the Trump Protest
In 1972 a band of 1,000 LGBT+ people marched in the streets of London, the first time pride was brought to the UK. Fast forward nearly half a century later, and pride is a huge event that attracts hundreds of thousands every year and huge commercial sponsors. LGBT advertising is so present in current society … More Marked With Pride
The NHS is turned 70 on the 5th July 2018 and its time to give credit where credit is due. The NHS in England alone treats more than 1.4 million patients every 24 hours and it is the UK’s largest employer with over 1.5 million staff ranging from midwives, nurses, doctors, porters and researchers from … More Dear NHS, Happy Belated 70th!
The Pink Bear Rebel’s latest exhibit has appeared recently on woodlands road, outside Dram. For those of you who haven’t read our previous article on The Bear, they are an anonymous street artist who leaves politically charged treasures all over the UK, with Glasgow seeming to be a favourite spot. They identify their brand with … More The Pink Bear Rebel strikes again!