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It’s Time to Stop Policing Women in Pop

It’s Time to Stop Policing Women in Pop

The #MeToo Movement was revolutionary for women across the world but female artists within the pop music industry are still put under more pressure than their male counterparts. Could this be due to patriarchy and capitalism? It’s time the problem was acknowledged, and something was done about it. Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Madonna are some of the women who have influenced society wi...

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Case dismissed: a Q and A

Case dismissed: a Q and A

On Road January 2019 Subject: Aasha Shahzadi   On a cloudy afternoon, Aasha Shahzadi shared her story as a 25-year-old commercial lawyer in one of London’s most established law firms with me.  She starts off by explaining what sparked her passion for law. What got you into law? My initial interest sparked from witnessing my uncle’s residency application. Watching solicitors deal with the...

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