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Tired of Fighting
Belle Jar

Tired of Fighting

*Trigger warning: discussion of rape and sexual trauma* After telling the story of what happened, I’m faced with the reaction “you were raped.” It makes me feel sick and my body freezes still each time I hear this. I can write the words I was raped, and then maybe it could be one of the … Continue reading

Can we stop calling inspirational women ‘badass babes’?
Talia Slonim

Can we stop calling inspirational women ‘badass babes’?

Amandla Stenberg, Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton – There is no shortage of impressive women that are providing copious amounts of inspiration. Everywhere I look there seems to be another strong and smart woman that is paving the way for other aspirational youngsters. How would I describe such influential women who have sought to equalise the … Continue reading

Falling short: why women should play five-set tennis
Alice Lovatt

Falling short: why women should play five-set tennis

Wimbledon is the oldest-reaching slam. Its first tournament ran during 1877: a tournament open strictly to men, as one considered women too weak to grind five-sets out. So when the women’s competition was opened seven years later, it seemed logical to establish it with a different, three-set design. Today, as Djokovic, Murray and Federer continually … Continue reading