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Must Rhodes Fall?

By Toby Walmsley   A critique of Josh Wooller’s article, “Must Rhodes Fall?” in Honi Soit, which fails to consider the greater problem of British attitudes towards the nation’s colonial past. Students at Oxford University have staged protests, calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, an English …

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What Even is a Male Feminist?

By Ned Hirst   In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir recounts the comments of one of her (male) students explaining why he isn’t a feminist. For every female doctor or lawyer, he explained, they’re taking one of our places. This argument retains its capacity to shock today because it …

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No Children Left Behind

By Stephen Christodoulou   Following George Pell’s appearance, via video, at the Royal Commission this week, an opinion piece was published in The Australian, where a journalist praised Pell for his ‘courage’ in calling out the Church on years of cover-ups, lies and deceits. Well, would you expect him not to? Given …

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See Food Diet. See Food. Eat It.

By Charlotte Goodsir   Dieting is weird. Everyone has this idea that they want to look fit and in line with today’s (utterly terrifying) beauty standards, but simultaneously live off Ben and Jerry’s. I know, because I am one of them. For some reason, even though I know it doesn’t …

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Eat Me

By Nicola Ray   It is a truth universally acknowledged that a foodie with an Instagram account is in want of social media attention. So much so that it may even drive them mad. I once stood behind the counter at work, trying desperately to console a 20-something year old …

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Be Patient. Listen to the Album.

By Laura Kenny In the boom of singer-song-writing that burst out of the 1960s and 70s, no one was worried by singles or hits – the true form of music, was a really good album. A long and dynamic storyline, or a kind of narrativeless rollercoaster, more coherent than grape-hubba-bubba …

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