The £37 Feminist Punk Prayer For An (il)Liberal World

Words by Catriona Morton Art by Alice Clark TW: Domestic Abuse Pussy Riot – a household name. The feminist-anarchist-punk-protest group employ public protests and viral videos to advocate both gender equality and rights for the LGBT(and Q+?) community in Russia. Their primary goal is trying to dismantle their countries orthodox, exclusionary values along with it’s…

Say it Like you Meme it: The role of memes in politics

By Bella Spencer Long gone are the days when you had to wait for your dog to grab the newspaper from the harassed postman in order to stay up to date with current affairs. We are a generation informed by memes starring your favourite doggo rather than columns of facts in black and white print. With…

All Quiet on the Theresa Front: Tories vs. Labour on LGBT policy

By Joey Parker Drawing by Livvy Mac If GCSE English taught me anything, it is that a comparison of two texts can reveal so much more than reading something in isolation. When one novel explores an issue in depth, and the other barely touches on it, you can infer a lot about the author and…

Trumping: The unsettling rhetoric of ‘winning’

By Josephine Wideman Artwork by Ana Ovilo I am somewhere on the fringes of Toulouse, two days before the election. In the feral sunrise of a sleepless, psychedelics-fueled night, standing with moss squished between bare toes and two heavy silver balls scooped in clammy palms. November sun shines on our wired bodies with unseasonal warmth,…

Converting the Nonbelievers: The importance of solidarity for feminism

Words by Heather Walswalchdevries Art by Harriet Speed I have a brother, a father, a mother and a boyfriend who I love (maybe not my boyfriend yet: we’re taking things slow, you know), admire, and who I overall find interesting and intelligent human beings. Despite the fact that I am so very fond of them and…

Agnes Török: Poetry and Politics

Agnes Török smiles a lot – even whilst uttering the words ‘tell me my labour is not worth paying for’ in her YouTube video ‘Worthless’, which now has an impressive 212,000 views. Perhaps it is the combination of this smile with her confrontational words in her poetry which leaves such an impact; which reminds us that we…

An Open Letter to Those Who Voted to Bomb Syria

An open letter to all British MPs and peers who voted to bomb Syria on the night of 2nd December I hope you’re proud of yourselves. I hope you feel that it’s worth it. What I want to know is how you can live with yourselves. When you returned home that night after the vote,…