Tag: Law

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Norway needs your knitting needles!

Norway is by and large viewed as one of the most progressive countries in the world, but I’m ashamed to say we’ve been faltering lately. Our conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the second female PM in Norwegian history, has proposed to amend the current abortion law. This political gambit would make it more difficult for women…

Music

#MeToo in music

You often hear people talk of how music has helped them through dark times, rather than into them. But, since 2017 and the rise of the #MeToo movement, many artists have been exposed for sexual harassment. The intimate connection between band and fan, especially in the emo and pop punk scene, can lead to murky…

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Trump: wrongly portrayed?

After the Pittsburgh shooting at the end of October in which 11 people lost their lives, 70,000 people signed a letter demanding that Donald Trump should “fully denounce” white nationalism. This led me to ask the question: does Donald Trump’s infamously controversial language encourage hate crimes? I asked students on campus of their view on…

Film

Pride: A movie of revolution

Pride, a 2014 adaptation of the true story of UK gay activists supporting the miners’ strike in 1984, follows LGSM – lesbians and gays support the miners – as they raise money for the strike, yet struggle to find a union to accept the money due to rampant homophobia. The film manages to explore two…

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Australian PM apologises to child sex abuse victims

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has made a public apology following a four-year investigation into child sexual abuse in some of the nation’s institutions. The state-led inquest, which was opened by ex-PM Julia Gilliard, confirmed allegations against prominent individuals and large-scale organisations – including the Catholic Church. With evidence from more than 17,000 survivors and…

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