What does artist Judy Chicago’s goddess means for feminist representation?
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‘Savage x Fenty’: the future of fashion
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Naomi Wolf originally published her ground-breaking book, The Beauty Myth, in 1990. In it, she described how women in their continued push for equality are perceived as…
Women own their bodies, until they get in front of a camera
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Content warning: this article contains references to sexual assault. “Most of what came next was a blur.” These words are all too familiar after the 2017 #MeToo…
Second hand September — How to wear the change you want to see
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson It is a shock to no one that 2020 joins the growing list of years of unprecedented events brought about by humanity’s misuse of the planet. You…
First Lady fashion: the accessories that reveal the stakes in this election
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson The countdown to November 3rd is on. In the midst of massive civil unrest and a raging pandemic still claiming more than one thousand lives a day,…
Mansplaining WAP: the misogynistic response to women’s sexual empowerment
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson From Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, two indomitable rappers at the top of their game, comes WAP. If you, like me, listened to it on repeat,…
Fashion in the age of the Climate Crisis – Gucci is just the tip of the unsustainable iceberg
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Earlier this month, Italian fashion house Gucci shredded the traditional fashion calendar with its plans to move from five runway shows per year to just two. The…
A Note from the Managing Director
Welcome to The Broad - a tabula rasa for student journalism.
For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary among universities. Trashy, often unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad we’ve decided to take a step back, a deep breath and focus. We have talent spotted and welcomed writers to the team, who have found a new home in the very collaborative environment created by our editors. Between writer and editor, we are hoping to challenge the current view of what it is to be a student journalist. We’re putting the way we feel about the world into words with a fresh take. Our entirely free online content is by students for students. We want to publish unbridled and beautifully written opinion. I hope the journalism on The Broad has the power to inspire, aggravate and sometimes silence. Essentially, if the girls, the boys, the lefties, the righties and everyone in between find something to shout about we’re doing our job right.
Felix Pawlyn, Managing Director
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