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10 reasons why catcalling should be a hate crime
Recent reports that Nottinghamshire Police now classify misogyny as a hate crime have been praised by people on Twitter, as well as journalists, and feminists alike. Although it does not mean that instances of catcalling and wolf-whistling are now criminal offences, but it means that complaints of misogyny will now be taken seriously, with Nottinghamshire Police...
Brock Turner blames sexual assault on Stanford University’s “party culture”
The statement of ex-swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a girl after attending a party at Stanford University, has been released and it shows an appalling lack of responsibility for his own actions. Instead, the 20-year-old cites alcohol and promiscuity as the reason behind his attack. Agonising detail The case went global after...
Should feminism be taught in schools?
The topic of feminism is host to a lot of misunderstanding and confusion. For me, somebody who studied sociology at both GCSE and A-Level, feminism has always been quite simple - it's the belief in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. However, for those people who haven't been taught what feminism is, their lack...
How to tackle lad culture on campus lad culture, student, university, life, Rebecca Marrow, Kettle Mag
It’s difficult to pinpoint where or when lad culture first arose – was it in the 90s, with Britpop bands like Oasis and Blur paving the way? Or is the ladism we see now something entirely different, espoused by the likes of Dapper Laughs and the LAD Bible? Either way, it’s a lifestyle that has...
#AskELJames – publicity idea gone wrong? Kettlemag, Social Media, Fifty Shades of Grey, Rebecca Marrow
Twitter users all over the world took to the website last Monday to publicly humiliate EL James, the author of Fifty Shades and new book Grey - Fifty Shades from Christian's perspective - using #AskELJames.  The hashtag, which was used to set up a live Q&A session between the author and her fans, was soon taken over by people questioning...
Happy People by Peace: forget the world for a while Peace_band_2013.jpg
Peace are a band that came at an interesting time in music. With the disappearance of the indie bands that plagued the 90s and 2000s and the growing popularity in house music, many assumed that the music industry had moved on. But when Peace exploded onto the scene (or politely introduced themselves, which seems to fit...
Five bands to watch out for in 2015
1. The Sherlocks Not a surprise considering the amount of popularity the band gained throughout 2014. They've gone from playing covers, to supporting bands like Reverend & The Makers, to selling out gigs. Compared to the likes of The Courteeners, The Sherlocks are probably one of the most exciting bands of 2015. If the single Live For The Moment is...
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, Rebecca Marrow, Kettle Mag
Arriving at the Royal Opera House in 2011 as the first full-length story ballet to be created since 1995, Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland did not disappoint. And now, three years one, it still creates the same sense of originality mixed with tradition that makes this ballet such a pleasure to watch. It's difficult to...
The danger of revenge pornography KettleMag, sex and relationships, Rebecca Marrow, revenge porn
It has recently been discovered that a website named Anon IB, which stands for Anonymous Image Board, has been used by people to share naked or indecent images of women in the Hull and East Riding area of Yorkshire in Britain. Increasingly common As someone from this area, the idea of revenge porn has never seemed...
Review: Carry On The Grudge by Jamie T Kettle Mag, Rebecca Marrow, Jamie T, Carry on the Grudge, music
When Jamie Treays disappeared for five years without so much as a "see you later", there seemed to be only two ways to respond. If you were a fan, you discussed how his debut album Panic Prevention was incredible and his follow-up album Kings & Queens was even better - and where on earth was that...