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Iseult de Mallet Burgess

Vivienne Westwood: Cultural Provocateur and True Original

Iseult de Mallet Burgess looks back on the life and work of the late icon, activist, and trailblazer Dame Vivienne Westwood.

The Complicated Legacy of Shinzo Abe

Abe’s most cherished goal was to revise Japan’s ‘pacifist’ constitution; a goal he never achieved.

In Conversation with Cameron Saul

Cameron is the co-founder of British luxury sustainable fashion brand BOTTLETOP, which originated through a design collaboration with the Mulberry fashion label in 2002.

Pope Francis’ comments on parenthood are nothing new for childfree women

"Yet this rhetoric is nothing new for childfree people – childfree women in particular."

Hot Girl Summer for the highly sensitive

After my first year at Oxford culminated in a crushing breakup, I flew home to New Zealand and decided that it was time for...

Radical self-acceptance as a highly sensitive person

Do you hate me? I would ask my long-suffering then boyfriend this question upwards of five times a day throughout the course of our relationship. There was nothing wrong, and he would, of course, always say no – but I just needed to check. 

How conservatives are weaponising feminism to bring down Roe v Wade

Fitch’s argument is that because of feminism, women are now fully able to pursue both motherhood and a career, eliminating the need for abortion. To support her argument, she draws on her own experience as a (white, upper middle class) single mother. 

Gender abolition: Why it matters

"The solution cannot be simply equality. It must be the dissolution of gender as we know it."