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    Why 2020 Should Not Be Forgotten

    Many want a Men in Black-style mind wipe that will erase the past year from our collective memory, only to be recalled 50 years down the line when a funky new virus dredges up the memories from the bottom of the dustbin. This, I think, is a mistake.

    Capitol Riots: Putsch and Prejudice

    'It is difficult to overstate the rage I feel against America’s right wing for allowing us to get to this point. Shame on Mitch McConnell. Shame on Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. Shame on every Republican who acquitted Trump of impeachment charges. Shame on the entire Trump family and every single one of his enablers.

    Opinion: On Scotland, Devolution, and The Labour Party

    Unionism can only work if all nations are satisfied: a real regard for the Scottish people must be made. Such regard that is formed by compassion and a distribution of wealth, power and opportunity would ensure that this positive situation is not only made but sustained.

    I’ll Bark if I Want To: On Letting Women Be Angry

    So I say: let women be angry. Let us bark at men in the streets who catcall us, let us foam at the mouths when men tell us to smile more, let us hiss at those who deem our clothes 'too revealing.'

    Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: a Failure of Ethnofederalism?

    "While it is essential to understand the way Ethiopia’s ethnofederal structure has influenced the current crisis, and will continue to do so, it’s perhaps not particularly useful to assign the system blame. It is the product of a long history of other tried and failed systems."

    What Normalising Relations With Israel Means for the Middle East

    "The entire movement of Arab nations diplomatically recognising Israel is an almost entirely top-down call, with the diplomatic interests and motivations of each respective nation taking precedence over the interests of their citizens"

    Some Women Don’t Owe You Pretty

    From the suffrage movement and Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I a Woman?,’ to the isolation of black women within the 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement, repeatedly we have witnessed the failures of white women’s feminism.

    100 years of Women at Oxford

    As a feminist and a student privileged enough to attend the University of Oxford, I am conscious of problems that myself and many women around me face. But I must also channel my privilege into trying to help the women who are suffering the most.

    ‘Buying Myself Back’: Emily Ratajkowski and the Male Gaze

    "When the feeling of self-consciousness and visibility is synonymous with experiences as a woman, this opens the door not only to doubting your own credibility, but to allow others to also doubt it for you."