Zaman Keinath-Esmail explores the controversy surrounding the Oxfess moderators and their handling of transphobic and trans-affirming posts.
Our readers discuss Trump’s legacy, the difference between a coup and riots, and a Capitol Hill staffer’s experience of the building’s occupation.
“Maybe Biden won’t carry Texas, commentators conjectured, but he’ll sweep the swing states. Then the results came in.”
Peter Brookes examines what went wrong in the 2021 election polls.
“Attacks like these on the organs of the state must be punished to as full extent of the law as is possible because they are so dangerous – maximum deterrent must be established.”
William McCathie discusses the wider implications of the Capitol riots on US politics and Trumpism.
Maebh Howell discusses the recent backlash Lizzo has faced for her smoothie cleanse, and highlights some of the issues with it.
“The Honours system is not fit for purpose, and its integrity is diminished with every new list of names published.”
Jade Calder explains the need to reconsider a system inextricably linked with imperialism.
“As a carer in a locked-down home, I am often one of the only people a resident will see that day, and so will be the person to whom they express their worries. It saddened me beyond words these past few weeks seeing how residents deteriorated in isolation, suffering from boredom and loneliness.”
Jemima Storey discusses the harsh realities of working as a care worker this winter.
A new year, a new lockdown. And with it again, the call for a tuition fee reduction – this time with more weight behind it than ever. Orlaith Lindsay and Calum Isaacs present the cases for and against a reduction.
“2020 was queen of wacky lockdown trends and a look back over some of them suggests that many of us were questioning, if not abandoning, our gender performances, whether we knew it or not…”
Eve McMullen explores how lockdown has given people the freedom to change and experiment with their gender expression.
“A new study out from Civitas has declared Oxford one of the worst universities in the UK for free speech: [previous warnings] have clearly gone unheeded.”
George Beglan examines what can be done to improve.