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Kate Byard is a postgraduate student at the University of Exeter, studying Critical Theory and specialising in Digital Humanities, Feminist Theory, and Cultural Marxism.
She is also an educator at not-for-profit organisation EqualiTeach who work alongside London schools to teach students about issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.
In her space time she works as the Campaigns Officer for her University Feminist Society.

  • Online Misogyny is Good for Feminism

    Online misogyny is shit, but it’s highlighting just how much feminism is needed.

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  • The Myopia of #BlameOneNotAll

    Since when did “rapist” become men’s default and “not rapist” become a noble identifier to be applauded? Not raping should be a given.

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  • You Should Be Outraged at Amy Schumer’s Video, Not Laughing At It

    You are not a feminist if your feminism is not intersectional. So please, white women (*cough* Amy Schumer *cough*), stop and think, god damn it.

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  • Is This The Message We Should Be Sending to School Boys?

    Spoiler alert: NO.

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  • The Sun’s Page 3 Will Drop Pics of Topless Women — But I’m Not Celebrating Yet.

    Breaking news out of the U.K.: It seems that The Sun will no longer be featuring topless women on Page 3. The Times (also owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, which owns The Sun) made the announcement today, stating that “Friday’s… Read More ›

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  • No Squirting For You!: Why The UK’s Porn Ban is Totally Sexist and Absurd

    If you’re a fan of squirting, British pornography isn’t for you. Nine sex acts in porn were quietly banned in the UK earlier this month by the BBFC and the government’s Department of Culture, Media, and Sport. Of particular note,… Read More ›

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  • I Confronted The Man Who Sexually Assaulted Me in Public. This is #MyStory.

    It was a beautiful day, the first hot day of a long summer. I was 19-years-old, with baby-blonde hair and had somehow still maintained the slender slim frame of my teenage years. I was in the second year of a… Read More ›

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  • 8 Arguments Against UK’s “No More Page 3” Campaign — DEBUNKED.

    Here in the UK, we have a daily publication that is an amalgamation between a national newspaper and a lad’s mag. The usual newspaper set-up exists – sports and horoscopes at the back, headlines at the front, and opinions in… Read More ›

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  • British Gallery Removes Painting Because of Pubic Hair

    We Brits are at our peculiar ways again: a painting has been removed by gallery management from an exhibition put on by Society for Women Artists (SWA) at The Mall Gallery, London. The reason? It has been branded ‘pornographic’ for depicting female… Read More ›

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  • Nadia Kamil is Rapping About Your Cervix. And This Is Why It’s Great.

    Ironically, as I write this I am being chastised on Facebook for writing a status update — “Never underestimate the effects of a good bath on a bad period” — which is neither graphic, nor indiscreet but simply a matter of… Read More ›

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