Opinion

September 13, 2015

Let’s take a minute to talk about the Brazilian wax. You know the one ladies. The half hour of total pain as some foreign woman rips hair off the most intimate part of your body with some hot wax and a cloth. Much glamorous. I’m not a huge fan of the Brazilian. Mostly because it […]

September 13, 2015

Last week when half of New Zealand was whingeing about how we don’t need a new flag, and the other was touching themselves to a photo of the proposed-but-not-proposed Red Peak design, something tragic happened. A Salient issue washed up without a Moan Zone. The world stood still. Like many a Syrian refugee, we were […]

September 13, 2015

Ka tō te rā i runga i ngā puke, i ngā waipiataata, i te whenua o Tahupōtiki, i te rohe o Kai Tahu. Ka eke pai tō mātou wakarererangi ki ngā one o Ōtautahi. Ko mātou a Ngāi Tauira e haruru nei, e tae ā-tinana mai ki te tū hei māngai mō ngā tauira Māori […]

September 13, 2015

Creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls, Lena Dunham is a feminist worth knowing about. She wrote and directed films throughout her time at Oberlin College where she graduated with a degree in creative writing. During her time there she produced several independent short films that she posted to YouTube. Most of them […]

September 13, 2015

Dear Agatha, On Saturday I was a sloppy mess and was being drunk and melodramatic. I woke up to see I tried to call my crush about eight times and texted her about eight times without a reply. I am so mortified, I feel like I’ve basically ruined any chances I have with her. What […]

September 6, 2015

Cost: $12 ~combo~ Alcohol Volume: Mostly ice and mint leaves Pairing: gr8 porchetta in a ciabatta bun Verdict: ★★★★ “Can we eat this with our hands? Fuck it.” Okay, we should start with an apology. We’re slack and we’re sorry. We understand that a $12 mojito at a bar isn’t part of our “cheap booze […]

September 6, 2015

Last month, Salient published the article “The Working Girl’s Class”, about demographic changes in the sex industry. The article generated a significant amount of debate, and Phiona Baskett, owner of two Wellington escort agencies, has agreed to write about the stigma that many in the industry still face. I’m writing today about social stigma in […]

September 6, 2015

Recently, a friend of mine confided in me that he was depressed. I wasn’t shocked. In fact, it was almost expected news. My friend Greg* is what many people, and what I would have long ago, considered a typical “lad”. Brawny, buzzcut, lover of booze, and a friend of brothels. However, like many guys his […]

September 6, 2015

The time is upon us again. Student elections for the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) are on. If you’re passionate about making a real difference to students’ lives, this week is your chance to nominate yourself to be a part of your VUWSA Student Executive. I’ve been on the VUWSA Exec for two […]