Broadway is doing too much with Doolittle
Eliza Doolittle, the protagonist of My Fair Lady, is arguably one of my favourite characters of all time. My friends will attest that it takes worryingly little encouragement for me…
If marriage is a construct, I don’t want to be a construction worker
Marriage is steadily on the decline. While many articles have lamented the breakdown of this ancient establishment, there are a lot of practical factors behind the fall in marriages in…
Does the MeToo movement mark the death of flirting? Absolutely not
Catherine Deneuve seems to seriously believe (or believed, given her hasty apology) that sensuality is under siege. Her argument against the MeToo movement seems to focus on the joys of…
The politics of forgiveness
It seems now that not only are we living in a post-truth, post-science, post-genre age (thank you Beyoncé for that last one), we are also living in a post-Weinstein age….
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For many of us, myself included, we’re half-starved for well-written opinion among the swathes of online commentary. The way current affairs are put to the world online invites myriad opinion. Trashy, seemingly unedited writing is published minute by minute. It seems where there is wifi, opinion is broadcast. So, here at The Broad, we’ve taken a step back and a deep breath. Armed with a fresh take and finetooth comb we’re putting the way we feel about the world into words. Our entirely free-speech, free weekly instalments are by students for students. So join the conversation. Unbridled opinion will be heard and we will be able to hear ourselves think. I hope our journalism 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, Editor-in-chief