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World Refugee Day, the impending criminalisation of upskirting and your new ugly-shoe obsession 

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By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

World Refugee Day, the impending criminalisation of upskirting and your new ugly-shoe obsession 

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on
  • Twenty-two-year-old stand-up comic Eurydice Dixon was killed on the way home from a gig at the end of last week and a vigil in her honour was held by campaigners. But instead of putting the onus on perpetrators of violence against women, the police suggested that women should make more of an effort to stay safe at night. "That is not on us. That is on them. It is exhausting to constantly be told otherwise," Sali Hughes said.

  • The government tabled the upskirting bill, after an investigation by The Sun found that social-media sites were hosting hundreds of upskirting photos and videos. "The government’s decision to table the bill will afford authorities – and, by proxy, women – the power to call out upskirting," wrote Emily Baker

  • United Colours of Benetton leaned into its reputation for controversy and, for some strange reason, put its logo on a picture of migrants being rescued and circulated it on World Refugee Day

  • World Refugee Day rolled around, with a number of campaigns calling for citizens to hold local authorities and governments to account where supporting asylum seekers is concerned. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) also revealed that the number of displaced people around the world reached 68.5 million in 2017, despite five million people returning to their countries of origin.

  • There are new ugly shoes in town, thanks to DSquared2 – and they're worse than Crocs. The Giant Heels, a sort of running shoe, heel hybrid, "have impeccable timing", said Hannah Banks-Walker. "With America on the verge of implosion and every other headline simply reinforcing a sense of doom, fugly shoes seem like the perfect distraction."

  • Charity In Kind Direct revealed that 80 per cent of teachers have seen an increase in the number of pupils who arrive at school unkempt or unwashed. "A shocking 50% of teachers surveyed said they provide pupils with essential items like washing powder, soap and shampoo on a weekly basis", Yomi Adegoke wrote.

  • In an extremely bold but fantastic move, John Lewis announced a new recycling initiative, in which consumers who return their John Lewis clothes (regardless of their condition) to the retailer will be offered e-vouchers through an app. It's "the first of its kind to use technology in order to offer financial reward for recycling", said Hannah Banks-Walker.

  • Adam from the latest season of Love Island has ruffled everyone's feathers, thanks to his constant gaslighting, laughing in the face of crying women and habit of hopping from one partner to another each time a new girl enters the villa. It got so bad that Women's Aid highlighted "clear warning signs”  in his behaviour. 

  • Not long after PETA released an exposé on the mohair industry, ASOS announced that it would be banning all mohair, silk, cashmere and feather products by the end of January 2019. "Such big names making these decisions is sure to be a catalyst for real change in the industry", wrote Hannah Banks-Walker.

  • Melania Trump wore a Zara jacket with the words "I REALLY DON'T CARE. DO U?" written on the back of it, during a trip to a detention centre where children who had been separated from their parents due to the Trump administration's immigration policy were being held. Hannah Banks-Walker said: "Some have suggested that Trump’s jacket was simply a distraction from the ongoing immigration crisis."

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