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Beulah Devaney
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Now That's What I Call Menstruation: The Noisey Guide to Period Pop

"Motivated by this mild obsession, I have shifted through ancient runes daubed on the back of toilet doors, dodged rolling ovaries and doggedly tracked a ray of sunlight through the shifting Superdrug tampon labyrinth in order to excavate the best (and only) period pop classics. Now, having taken off my sweat-soaked fedora and slapped on my bowtie, please allow me to guide you through the agony and further agony and then a little bit more agony of period pop."

http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/the-noisey-guide-to-period-pop
A song-by-song guide of perfect pop songs that will help you traverse the ebbs and flows of your period.
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism was published yesterday and I'm in it, twatting on about artist, designer, model, novelist, nurse, playwright and poet Mina Loy
Access to the full text of the entire article is only available to members of institutions that have purchased access. If you belong to such an institution, please log in or find out more about how to order. Loy, Mina (1882-1966) By Devaney, Beulah Maud. Article. Mina Loy, born Mina Gertrude ...
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"It’s here. Womankind has waited with baited breath and crossed legs for this joyous day. Now, finally, the world’s first retractable urinal for women has risen.

Retractable urinals for men have long been a feature of most capital cities. Stored underground during the day and rising to pavement level in the evening, they are designed to counteract the traditional night-time narrative of – man goes out, man drinks, the nice toilet at the back of M&S is shut, man floods streets of city with piss..."

It’s here. Womankind has waited with baited breath and crossed legs for this joyous day. Now, finally, the world’s first retractable urinal for women has risen. Retractable urinals for men have long been a feature of most capital cities. Stored underground during the day and rising to pavement level in the evening, they are designed to counteract the traditional night-time narrative of – man goes out, man drinks, the nice toilet at the back of M&...
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Me for Broadly on how right-wing politicians are using the population crisis in Hungary to restrict abortion.

A quote from one of the women I interviewed:

"At this rate the only thing Hungarian women are going to be allowed to do is sit in a dark room and keep giving birth to babies they don't want—while Syrian women desperately try to find homes for the children they do want."
Hungary is trying to grow its population, but instead of supporting women's right to choose, the government has been making it harder and harder to access legal—for now—terminations.
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"Constant double-digit payments are rarely a problem for high-earners – but they can have a devastating impact on the budgets of low-income travellers. This can be seen in Brussels, where fare-dodging has been used as a reason to phase out the (cheaper) paper tickets and demand that customers buy electronic cards. These travel cards have been promoted as a way for travellers to save money; often, though, they instead enable transport companies to reach deeper into the pockets of low-income passengers."

http://www.citymetric.com/transport/heres-how-electronic-ticketing-gates-perpetuate-inequality-1377
The New South Wales government recently announced its latest attempt to crack-down on fare dodgers on public transport, using the high-tech medium of really, really big gates. The state’s minister for transport and infrastructure, Andrew Constance, announced that “jump-proof” barriers will be installed at all Sydney train stations over the next few years.
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So how did a religious belief in extraterrestrial life lead to over a decade of pro-pleasure, anti-FGM activism?
Raëlists believe that aliens created mankind in their image, clitoris included.
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It’s 4/20, a.k.a. National Weed Day: the day that a heady smog rises above every capital city, and hard currencies are replaced by fistfuls of crushed Doritos. In anticipation of 4/20, states in Australia and the United States have blased up early, by announcing their plans to (partially) legalise cannabis.

Such decisions are made at national and state level. But, while advocates used to cite data collected from cannabis convivial countries like the Netherlands and Uruguay, a move towards legalisation in many U.S. states has lead to a spate of research at city level.

So, with this in mind, what impact does legalising cannabis have on a city and its infrastructure?
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[TW: Sexual assault]

I asked a bunch of festival organizers what they're doing to prevent sexual assault at festivals. Their answer?

"Unless someone is raped on stage you’re not going to be seeing anti-sexual assault campaigns from any mainstream music festival"

Music festivals have become a common location for rape and sexual assaults, so why has nothing been done about it?
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"In 1915 a group of women decided to try their hand at world peace. It had been nearly a year since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, multiple countries were piling into what would eventually be known as The Great War, and back home the UK government’s promises that their boys would be “home by Christmas” had failed to materialize."

http://beulahdevaney.com/blog/feminism-in-1915-an-alternative-peace-congress/
In 1915 a group of women decided to try their hand at world peace. It had been nearly a year since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, multiple countries were piling into what would eventually be known as The Great War, and back home the UK government's promises that their boys would ...
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My guide to knitting a Christmas jumper in under a month for +The Debrief
Ok, technically you have less than a month now... but it's not like you've got any other plans, right?
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"Grassroots activists have always been reliant on public donations. Unfortunately domestic violence campaigners are faced by an unusual set of challenges when it comes to engaging the hearts of potential supporters: privacy issues, accessibility and prejudice."

https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/beulah-maud-devaney/how-random-acts-of-kindness-could-transform-support-for-battered-
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Me on the murder of Mitch Henriquez and the attempted cover-up by Dutch police:

"One video shows officers holding Henriquez down while he was clearly unconscious and then attempting to pull him into a sitting position when the van arrived. No efforts were made to check his vital signs and the police seemed more concerned with making it look like he was ok; dragging Henriquez to his feet at one point, only to see him collapse back towards the ground."

http://newint.org/blog/2015/07/02/europes-racist-policing-problem/
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Social Media Coordinator and freelance writer.

Have written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, New Statesman, Feminist Times, For Books' Sake and various others.
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  • London College of Communication
    Publishing MA, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Leeds
    Cinema BA, 2006 - 2009
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