Feminist Fridays

Feminist Fridays: Have celebrities corrupted the feminist movement?

Earlier this term I attended a debate at the Oxford Union discussing the following motion: "This House Believes Celebrity Icons Have Corrupted Feminist Movements" Celebrities, such as Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, have defined a new brand of popular feminism in the eyes of millions, but does this strand of feminism distract from the everyday challenges… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Have celebrities corrupted the feminist movement?

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Study Abroad

Oxford Union | Holly Goes Abroad

Today I'd like to talk about a wonderful, fascinating, and controversial aspect of Oxford University: the Oxford Union. Founded in 1823, the Oxford Union is a hub for debate and speech both by students and guest speakers alike. Each week there are a plethora of events, from celebrity speakers and formal debates to pub quizzes… Continue reading Oxford Union | Holly Goes Abroad

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: When Book Club Becomes Debate Club

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween if you celebrate it! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is open-ended, allowing us to choose what kinds of books we would recommend to a book club. In the frustrating, bewildering spirit of the United States presidential election, I've decided to go with… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: When Book Club Becomes Debate Club