COVID-19 poses a threat to abortion rights worldwide
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Despite the claims that COVID-19 has become less lethal, there is growing evidence that we are only just starting to see the extent of collateral damage that…
It is high time for a global de-stigmatisation of periods
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Recently, I was struck by a friend’s refusal to buy a pack of tampons in the supermarket. This show of her embarrassment, reveals the ongoing stigma of…
Covid-19 brings another pandemic: domestic abuse
Illustrations by Hannah Robinson Following restrictions on movement in order to try and reduce the impact of Covid-19, people across the world are currently stuck at home. Being confined at home…
Oldest profession or oldest oppression: what is the future of prostitution?
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Oldest profession or oldest oppression: what is the future of prostitution? This week I stumbled across an unusual article; “19-year-old Ukranian Sells Her Virginity For $1.3M to…
The rise of male eating disorders
Illustration by Hannah Robinson Why we need emancipation from rigid codes of beauty and gender. The always-hungry beast: the rise of male eating disorders and why we need emancipation from rigid…
Toppling the hierarchy : What we should learn from Greta
Illustration by Hannah Robinson 2019 can be easily called a year of youth activism. Young people all over the world have been grabbing news headlines. From the Zimbabwe’s democracy activist Vimbaishe…
Embracing Sexual Freedoms from Belarus
Illustration by Hannah Robinson As a woman raised in a world entrenched with patriarchal values, in Belarus, no wonder my self-worth has always been connected to male approval. While traveling 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.
Helena Irvine, Managing Director
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