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On Nationalism and the Intolerance Around Brexit

Oct
12

Quite recently the issue of national identity was raised in my class.

Now as someone who takes a great deal of pride in my British nationality, my beliefs tend to cause a bit of a stir whenever I voice them (for reasons I will soon get into) and as a result I’m no stranger to the usual myriad of offense taking and name-calling that usually goes on in these kinds of discussions.

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How 'Strong' Female Protagonists Ruin Good Fiction

Apr
04

                As someone who watches a less than responsible amount of TV and movies, I’m more than a bit familiar with the clichés common across the medium. The one that I find most irritating, however, and have seen become especially common, is the ‘strong female protagonist’ or, more accurately, the Mary Sue.

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How Emma Watson Exposed the Madness of Modern Feminism

Mar
18

               So despite trumpeting the virtues of feminism for years, establishing the HeforShe campaign, being UN women’s goodwill ambassador since 2014, as well as being a quality actress, it seems that not even Emma Watson is safe from the lunacy that is modern feminism.

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Let's End Political Correctness

Jan
09

                Have you ever been told you can’t say something? Have you ever been told that what you’re saying is too ‘offensive’ to be said? Sadly this response is heard all too often by those with less popular points of view. From politicians to peers there seems to be no shortage of people lining up to tell you what you can and cannot say and who you’re allowed to say it to, all in the name of ‘Political Correctness.’

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