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Mike Buchanan is wrong – the state is not ‘assaulting’ men

Mike Buchanan is wrong – the state is not ‘assaulting’ men

Backbencher February 8, 2014 33

Sarah Osborn responds to a recent Backbencher article by mens’ rights advocate Mike Buchanan. In his recent article, Men are Financing the State’s Assaults on Men, Mike Buchanan argues that the state is ‘assaulting’

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Men are financing the state’s assaults… on men

Men are financing the state’s assaults… on men

Backbencher February 4, 2014 22

Mike Buchanan, Party Leader of Justice for Men and Boys, argues that the state advantages women over men. Men pay 72% of the income tax collected in the UK – women only 28%. British

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The Fatal Flaws Of Feminism

The Fatal Flaws Of Feminism

Backbencher January 17, 2014 4

Feminism is an extremely diverse, complex and (potentially) extremely contradictory position to hold, argues Reece Warren. Before attending university, I somewhat pondered what feminism was actually about. Was it about liberation? Was it about

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Disney: Anti-Libertarian Propaganda Machine

Disney: Anti-Libertarian Propaganda Machine

Lee Jenkins December 19, 2013 2

Looking forward to sitting down with a Disney Classic this Christmas? Beware the nefarious propaganda subtext. The Pride Lands of The Lion King were a romanticised vision of a corporatist dystopia. The Circle of

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Leave the Strippers at ‘Upstairs’ Strip Club Alone

Leave the Strippers at ‘Upstairs’ Strip Club Alone

Helena Horton November 22, 2013 0

  The York Feminist Network have compiled a petition to shut down York’s Strip club ‘Upstairs’ on the basis that is a detriment to women through exploitation. Helena Horton believes that this is one

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Check Your Privilege, Comrade: Identity Politics & The Left

Check Your Privilege, Comrade: Identity Politics & The Left

Lee Jenkins November 21, 2013 3

Can the Left have unity when everybody needs their own collectivised voice? Identity politics is largely a result of how the organised labour came into being; a group (in this case industrial workers) was perceived to

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Female University Students are the latest victims of the Daily Mail’s prejudice and exaggeration

Female University Students are the latest victims of the Daily Mail’s prejudice and exaggeration

Backbencher November 13, 2013 0

Lizzie Roberts criticises a recent Daily Mail article on female student beauty spending. Recently, the Daily Mail published an article in their online “Femail” section with the title “Students spend more than £1,000 on

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Sexism Against Men Does Exist

Sexism Against Men Does Exist

Sam Woolfe November 6, 2013 9

I don’t want to undermine or ignore the fact that sexism against women pervades all aspects of society: it still exists in education, employment, politics, domestic life and in every day social situations. It

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Why Political Correctness Needs Destroying

Why Political Correctness Needs Destroying

Backbencher November 1, 2013 6

When did cultural sensitivity become turning a blind eye to wickedness? Reece Warren argues we must unlock the shackles of being PC A few days ago, there was a story in the London Evening

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Lifting The Veil

Lifting The Veil

Backbencher September 20, 2013 4

Does the right to wear what you want trump the right to see who you’re dealing with? The arguments for and against bannig the wearing of the Niqab This week’s constant debate over the

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