Archive for August, 2011

The Right to Marry: Gay rights in New Zealand

The Right to Marry: Gay rights in New Zealand

by / August 1, 2011 / [ 14 Comments ]

The past 12 months have seen a huge shift towards a focus on gay rights in the media. Spurred by an uprising of gay activists in America founding projects such as The Trevor Project, and a massive push for GSAs (Gay Straight Alliances) and PFLAGS (Parents of Lesbian and Gay Students) in American schools, the [...]

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Student Health Service – Sexual assault: Potential Impacts

Student Health Service – Sexual assault: Potential Impacts

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In my last article on sexual assault, I talked about a common scenario in respect of assaults reported to the Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (SAATS), specifically in regard to the experience of women. Today’s article will identify the multiple harms caused by sexual assault. For instance, there are many potential physical health impacts. [...]

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VUWSA Chooses To Keep Pro-life Club

VUWSA Chooses To Keep Pro-life Club

by / August 1, 2011 / [ 49 Comments ]

The latest club to be affiliated to VUWSA, LifeChoice Victoria, had an energetic start on Thursday when they were joined by feminist activists at an anti-abortion presentation they hosted. Speaker Brendan Malone flew from Christchurch to offer a pro-life perspective on ethical debates about abortion. When asked about why he believes human life begins from [...]

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Animal Of The Week – The Vampire Squid

Animal Of The Week – The Vampire Squid

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A titmouse is a bird. Not a tit, or a mouse. A silverfish is a pale grey insect. A congo snake is not found in the Congo, nor is it a snake. Animals such as this generally suck, however the Vampire Squid is a definite exception to this rule. Its Latin name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally [...]

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Welfare Officer

Welfare Officer

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Justice—it comes in many shapes and forms. It might be as simple as someone making something right with you after they’ve wronged you, it might be simply getting the mark you deserved in an assignment, or it might just simply be living a moral life, living out what you know to be right and true. [...]

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Revengeance! A Dish Best Served Bold

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At this very moment, there’s something that’s got you a little bit irritated, isn’t there? Chances are, something has happened to you today that just won’t sit right. Maybe your lecturer sarcastically insulted you. Maybe your friend stood you up for lunch. Maybe you walked in on your flatmates making naked-love-noises in your bed. Whatever [...]

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