Nevertheless, she persisted – Elizabeth Warren

Nevertheless, she persisted. As a young female pursuing a career in politics, this phrase deeply resonates with me.   This sticker will undoubtedly remain glued to my laptop until it’s completely faded, by which point it will be impossible to get off anyway. I gifted my cousin a cork placemat with the same slogan, forContinue reading “Nevertheless, she persisted – Elizabeth Warren”

How The U.S. Presidential System Works

This summer, I worked on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for president. My role was to gain support for Elizabeth Warren for the first caucus vote, which takes place in Iowa, in February 2020. Whilst I was there I got a lot of questions about how the elections actually worked, so before I kicked off my series,Continue reading “How The U.S. Presidential System Works”

Why I was working in the U.S. this summer…

So if you follow me on social media you’ll know that this summer I was working in the United States. Next November (2020) is the U.S. Presidential election. FINALLY, the chance to get rid of Trump. You may have heard of the attempts to get Trump impeached, but with no success as of yet, it’sContinue reading “Why I was working in the U.S. this summer…”

For all the countries we seem to have abandoned…

I’ve been conflicted over how to write this post for a few weeks now. To me, and those around me we have a life full of opportunity and freedom. We should be thankful every day for the simple things that we just see as normal; things like free education, the NHS, the right to vote.Continue reading “For all the countries we seem to have abandoned…”

For Sudan. Part 2, Omar Al-Bashir

So if it wasn’t obvious by the fact that the people of Sudan wanted him gone, Omar Al-Bashir was not a great guy. Firstly, Omar Al-Bashir has been the president of Sudan for the past 30 years, which, until 2011, was Africa’s largest country. Bashir was born in 1944 in Northern Sudan, which was thenContinue reading “For Sudan. Part 2, Omar Al-Bashir”

For Sudan. Part 1, what is happening?

I’m sure you’ve seen all over your newsfeeds about the atrocities taking place in Sudan, but I wanted to give a more in-depth explanation.  This blog post will give an overview of the situation. The following blogs will give a more in-depth understanding of the history of Sudan, and what has happened since the protestsContinue reading “For Sudan. Part 1, what is happening?”

‘Can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the MALE body?’ – Kamala Harris

This week the Alabama state Senate passed the country’s strictest abortion bill. This bill bans ALL abortions in the state, with absolutely no exception for cases of rape or incest. If a woman, or even a young girl, chooses to have an abortion it would be classed as ILLEGAL. The only exception to this ruleContinue reading “‘Can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the MALE body?’ – Kamala Harris”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Is it right to ask a survivor to hand their phone over?

In my last blog post, I stated… The Crime Survey for England and Wales in 2018, claimed that many sexual assault offences do not result in a conviction. And that a lot of offences do not proceed any further than the police investigation because of ‘evidential difficulties.’   Ok, I understand you need some kindContinue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Is it right to ask a survivor to hand their phone over?”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: There’s no easy answer but we need to talk about it, and something needs to change.

It’s taken me over two weeks to plan this post. And consequently, it’s taken me over two weeks to realise that no amount of planning is going to create the ‘perfect’ post, on such a complex and horrific topic. So here’s a rather imperfect attempt…   The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) ‘estimatedContinue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month: There’s no easy answer but we need to talk about it, and something needs to change.”

Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It’s the time for change.

Its sexual assault awareness month. It’s the time to encourage positive change, for people to feel confident to speak out, and to educate about consent. There is no excuse for sexual assault, and we all have a role to play.   There’s a twitter thread trending across universities in Nottingham and Leicester at the momentContinue reading “Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It’s the time for change.”

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