Wibbly Wobbly Girly Whirly: Sci-Fi and Girl Power

Words: Jessica Sheridan Whovians are all astir this week following the BBC’s casting announcement for the next Doctor. It’s typically an exciting time for fans of Doctor Who, whose central character has the ability to conveniently regenerate into a new body every couple of seasons. It’s a clever plot device, and perhaps the main reason…

Trading Pleasure for Consent

Let’s get one thing straight: stealthing is sexual assault. You could be forgiven for not knowing what stealthing is, except that is part of the problem. Recently the HuffPost claimed stealthing was a ‘new sex practice’, but since then people all over the world have been coming forward and telling their stories, implying there is…

Poem of the Week: 13 Reasons Why Not

13 Reasons Why Not One If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it I know it feels it But you aren’t broken I promise Two Cakes alright I spose Sometimes it’s dry and bland And crumbles apart in your hands And it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. But sometimes You’re given a slice That’s…

Mental Health Police: Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Stop

CW: The following article deals with themes portrayed in Thirteen Reasons Why including mental health, suicide and sexual assault. Please read on at your discretion. Have you seen it yet? What tape are you up to? Have you seen Clay’s tape yet? HAVE YOU SEEN CLAY’S TAPE YET?! Whether you’ve actually seen it or not…

I Wear My War Paint For Me

Words: Jessica Sheridan I’m going to discuss something very important to me: make-up. I can already hear you sighing. I can see you rolling your eyes or cocking a (perfectly sculpted) eyebrow because make-up isn’t that important. And you’re right; I guess it’s not that important. But make-up culture helps demonstrate something more important than…