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Youth sexual harrassment: is sex ed the answer?

Content warning: Rape, sexual violence Last year, the children’s charity Barnado’s requested an investigation into underage sexual harassment, leading figures to come forth revealing that police had recorded 9,290 allegations of child-on-child...

Speaking out about men’s mental health

In an ideal society, no one suffering from mental illness would ever feel unsupported or abandoned, especially considering the fact that one quarter of us will experience a mental health problem every year. However, the realities of our 21st-century...

Stem cells: a miracle cure or playing God?

Stem cell use and research is considered by some as a morally ambiguous development for medical science.  The topic has recently been thrown into the eye of the public after Olympic Skier Chemmy Alcott decided that storing stem cells from the...

Society Spotlight: Taiwanese Society

One of the many culture-based societies at the University, the Edinburgh Taiwanese Student Society (ETSS) has a lot of competition. The society’s president, Wayne Chang, tells us why it has gained so much interest in the past year. ETSS only...

Compulsory heels: are stipulated stilettos sexist?

For as long as big business has existed, what we wear at work has been governed by dress codes – some more explicit than others. Every day men and women across the country roll out of bed in the knowledge that the sleepy business of choosing what...

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