How did you start your day? Maybe you slept your full eight hours, maybe not. Did you have some breakfast? Did you wake up with someone next to you in your bed? Did you have to rush your cup of tea? Was your shower warm enough? And did you get to work on time? Did you say hello to all your colleagues whilst you put on...

Since I was a child, I have wanted to be an archaeologist. In the beginning, I thought the word archaeologist made me seem mature, but it was really the practical application of an interest in history that drew me to the discipline. My parents encouraged this interest, and I acquired books about archaeology,...

This morning a video went viral of a cyclist tearing the wing mirror from a van. This was in response to continued harassment from a passenger in that van, who repeatedly asked for the woman’s number at a traffic light, then reached for her and swore at her when she refused. When I saw the video, I knew the inevitable...

Forget Bradley Wiggins and Nicola Adams, there have been some serious gold medal winning performances at this year’s Sexist Olympics. Our favourite feminist Lucy Morgan has been judging them. Inverdale’s ‘hayfever’ strikes again Three years ago, journalist and sports commentator John Inverdale earnestly mused whether...

George Haffenden holds an MA in political research and has studied conservative American politics extensively, completing research projects on recent developments in the Republican Party and the conservative media. He would like it to be known that he is a white, economically comfortable man who has never lived in...

When bundle of fun Roosh V cancelled his international meetups earlier this month, we all breathed – quite rightfully – a big sigh of relief. No one likes the idea of their city’s most cretinous inhabitants meeting underneath a central monument to discuss how rape should be legal or, at it’s least frightening (but still...

Let me put it out there – I adore Carrie Fisher. When I watched Star Wars for the first time (original trilogy, obviously – what do you take me for?), little eight-year old Iqra finally found a princess she could identify with. Disney princesses weren’t my thing, but I could get behind a princess who could kill a Hutt...

Article updated: 10th November 2016 Based on ONS Statistics, the Fawcett Society declares today Equal Pay Day. But there’s little to celebrate, unfortunately; put less democratically, today women effectively stop being paid (relative to men) for the rest of the year. The Gender Pay gap is often placed under scrutiny,...

When the media portrays the Suffrage movement in the United Kingdom, the images are usually the same: pastel petticoats, VOTES FOR WOMEN placards and green, white and purple rosettes fluttering in London. In short, suffrage is seen as the mother in Mary Poppins. Middle-class, proper and white, parading around her...

I’ve been working in student and community radio stations for nearly four years now, and although that barely puts a dent in Chris Moyles’ presenting tenure, this I know for sure: if you have to declare in the media that your station is ‘not just for men’, it probably – no, definitely – is. In his days on BBC Radio...