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The Weeknd calls Grammys ‘corrupt’ after being snubbed in all categories

 - Music - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Albeit being potentially one of the most influential artists of this generation, The Weeknd has been snubbed from all Grammy nominations this year and took to Twitter to call the organisation ‘corrupt.’ 

The artist had engaged in heated debate with the Grammys over the idea of performing at both the awards and the Super Bowl, an iconic performance usually given by high-profile artists and bands.

His single ‘Blinding Lights’ is the longest-running top 10 single in Billboard Hot 100 history with his last album ‘After Hours’ receiving acclaim across the board, which begs the question, why was The Weeknd snubbed?

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16 days of activism against violence on women start from today

 - International - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Today marks the beginning of a 16-day activism campaign which creates awareness and addresses the trauma stemming from violence against women.

The United Nations revealed the theme to be ‘Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect’ and addresses the increase in violence against women, an issue which has increased significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to restrictive measures keeping people at home. 

A report published by The Group of Experts on Action Against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) also reveals that while Malta chose to opt for “gender-based violence” rather than “violence against women” which GREVIO points out that, while inclusive, must focus primarily on violence against women.

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Meghan Markle reveals July miscarriage trauma for her and Harry

 - Celebrities - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Meghan Markle has spoken out on a New York Times Article that she and Harry suffered a miscarriage back in July. 

The Duchess of Sussex, wife of Prince Harry and former actress wrote an opinion piece describing the grief she had felt knowing she had lost her second child while holding her firstborn, Archie.

Markle also addressed the taboo on the topic, where many would be “riddled with shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning,” deflecting the standard policy of royal family members who are normally very reserved.

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Scotland becomes first country ever to provide free period products

 - International - Nov 25 SHARE ON:

Scotland has just made history by being the first country on the planet to provide period products for free after four years of campaigning on the subject. 

Members of Scottish Parliament have passed legislation on ‘The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act after widespread support towards a campaign led by Monica Lennon of the Scottish Labour Party. 

The act will thus make period period products readily-available by law for anyone who needs them which “will make a massive difference to the lives of women and girls and everyone who menstruates”, as stated by Lennon.

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