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We are just getting started

NOW TRUMP IS PRESIDENT OF THE USA, FEMINISTS MUST PRIORITISE AND PROTEST, SAYS HEATHER PEACE
PHOTO CHIRON COLE, AMANDA LYNN JONES (CREATIVE COMMONS)

The current state of the Western world feels a bit like a socio-political melting pot of immiscible liquids. Like oil and water, as long as they exist together in the pot, there won’t ever be cohesion. It’s totally divided and it’s a mess.

I’m reading things online that I can’t begin to understand. I’m pretty empathetic. I’m interested in other peoples’ motivations and generally strive to “see things their way”. At times it’s clear why our views differ. We are well aware already that elements such as poverty, religion or even simple geography play a fundamental part in forming our core belief systems. But at the moment, it’s like a bad sci-fi film. Like we are victims of a botched cloning experiment. Instead of the Antichrist, there are living, breathing versions of the “Anti-us”. Whatever the beliefs of my friends (and they’re a pretty eclectic bunch), there is someone out there offering enough of an extreme opposite version of them to be genuinely worried.

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We are so excited to have the stars of hot new web series Different For Girls on our cover this month! Open up the issue to find out more and read exclusive interviews with the stellar cast, which includes Rachel Shelley, Nimmy March and Guinevere Turner. Also in this issue… Who is your feminism for? The Veronicas on Mardi Gras, body glitter and Ruby Rose Jen Richards tells Carrie Lyell what it’s like to be trans in Hollywood What Would Danvers Do? Feminist life hacks from your TV faves How jail changed me: 60 Days In Jail star Tami Lynn speaks to Claire Harvey BFI Flare 2017: Sophie Ward selects her highlights from the LGBT film festival Sofie Hagen: The Guilty Feminist Why we love: Janelle Monáe Are you a miss-ogynist? PLUS: Travel, fashion, family and much, much more!
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