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Academia’s “Large and Small Indignities”

I’ve been exceedingly lucky so far in my doctoral progress: between the backing of a highly supportive and enthusiastic supervisor and surrounding colleagues – of both a qualified and student status – and the fact that I still warrant the opportunity for future funding (fingers and toes crossed!), however all is not well and good… Continue reading Academia’s “Large and Small Indignities”

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Trump: Them Vs Us

The privileged today are those who are truly not thrown by the election results in the US – those who are unperturbed. They are the ones who know their livelihoods and hopes are in “safe” hands. They are the powered individuals whose conformity to majority rules renders them safe in a new Trump-ian world. I… Continue reading Trump: Them Vs Us

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The Woes of Feminism and the Movies

Many of us have been unfortunate enough to witness the vitriol and small-mindedness which accompanied the build-up and release of the gender-reversed reboot of Ghostbusters earlier this year. With it, of course, came the chorus of mostly male laments against feminism: “How dare four women take the place of four men, who do they think… Continue reading The Woes of Feminism and the Movies

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Attempted Coup Currently Occurring in Turkey

Irish time: 15 July, 2016 10.04PM Turkish PM arguing it’s defintiely NOT a coup, but that parts of the military are taking action without a chain of command. Semantics?! Really?! An attempted coup is taking place, I’d say the emphasis needs to focus on why and how this is occurring and whether or not people… Continue reading Attempted Coup Currently Occurring in Turkey

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Beauty and the Bill? Harriet Tubman, The New $20 Bill, and Contemporary Beauty Standards

Racism and sexism is alive and well and rearing it’s unquenchable head once again! Only yesterday, the US Treasury announced – in what will be a milestone for women and people of colour – that abolitionist WoC Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill. While the new bills won’t be available until around 2030… Continue reading Beauty and the Bill? Harriet Tubman, The New $20 Bill, and Contemporary Beauty Standards