Twenty years ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. Aimed at young children and taking place in a magical universe where children fought evil sorcerers, ate jumping chocolate frogs and tackled three-headed dogs, the book reflected happy escapism with no real hidden message in its 223 pages. But over the years these millennial … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Politics of Anxiety: how J.K. Rowling imagined a world that wasn’t so mythical
“Special snowflake.” A term loved by Trump supporters, Brexiteers, Tories, fans of Milo Yiannopoulos, racists, sexists, Piers Morgan, narcissists with oversized but fragile egos…. the list goes on really. You may have even been called one. I have. The first time it happened, I spent all day crying into my venti Starbucks mocha, wondering why … Continue reading Is “special snowflake” really the best insult right-wingers can come up with?
The clown, the buffoon, the abhorrent, sexist, ignorant ape that is Donald Trump, is coming dangerously close to becoming President of one of, if not the most, powerful country in the world. Writing this article has felt somewhat cathartic for me; I am not American, I cannot vote in the election, and so perhaps it … Continue reading I’m Angry About Donald Trump
Oh, I can’t think of a SINGLE reason why the owner of a large train company would want to discredit a politician who wants to renationalise trains… Continue reading Why can’t people see through the media manipulation of Corbyn and #TrainGate?
Have Leadsom or May done enough for women? Continue reading Why having two women in the leadership race isn’t necessarily a step forward for feminism
There are myths about Corbyn that need debunking – most significantly, that he is ‘unelectable.’ Continue reading Why we need to #KeepCorbyn and fight the coup