Posts in Politics
History doesn’t repeat, but it does instruct

Today I finally read this book, On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder - and quite frankly, it is a paralysing read within our current political landscape. Clearly and factually analysing the terrifying likeness of Trump’s path to power, with that of the Third Reich, this book is the written equivalent of ten hungry lions roaring “hey guys, let’s go kill something!” in unison. How’s your coffee, Janice? We good?

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What is clean feminism?

I am a feminist. I believe all women are entitled to equality in all forms - i.e. culturally, economically, politically and socially. I believe all women have a right to an education, to contraception, to a career, to a vote, and to equality in their relationships.

I do not, however, believe in pushing the feminist movement in a counterintuitive manner.

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The growing threat of globalised white nationalism

All forms of extremism are forged through fear, manipulation and an acute empathy deficit, as was so repulsively demonstrated by the recent massacre of 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand. Cowardly, self-serving world leaders continue to deny the rise of white nationalism and far-right extremism - which leaves us, the people, to demand the fundamental deliberative of equality, love and tolerance of ourselves.

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Feminism vs Fashion

The 2018 Global Slavery Index report states that $127.7 billion worth of garments at risk of including modern slavery in their supply chain are imported each year by G20 countries. These imports help to bankroll a global economy that trapped 40.3 million people in modern slavery in 2016 - 71 percent of whom were women.

If you identify as a fashion-loving feminist, then you need to know the facts.

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Conscious consumerism

Did you know that throughout the holidays, Americans produce approximately one million tonnes of extra waste a week? Or that Australians throw away roughly 50,000 trees-worth of wrapping paper?. More alarming still is the realisation that these figures aren’t in isolation. They occur and, in fact, increase every single year.

So what can we do to stop this far-reaching festive fuck-up?

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Pathological narcissism in politics

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Trump said that it is ‘a very scary time’ for young men and that women are ‘doing great’.

Wait, what? Seriously?!

Let’s take a look at Pathological Narcissists throughout history, in order to navigate our present political climate.

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