Harriet Williamson

Harriet is a freelance journalist and an online content writer. She likes to cover fashion, feminism, mental health awareness and higher education.

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Ed Miliband has made “standing up” to Rupert Murdoch over the phone-hacking affair a central plank in his attempts to persuade voters that he is a strong leader (EPA)

Ed Miliband might not be 'cool', but when you stand up for what you believe in it doesn't matter

As the #Milifandom hashtag trend proves, young voters want someone who can face down bullies like Rupert Murdoch

The story, entitled “A Rape on Campus”, centred on the Phi Kappa Psi house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Rolling Stone have let down survivors of rape with with a staggering failure of investigative journalism

As a survivor of sexual assault I knows the crushing hopelessness and despair that accompanies not being believed

Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home by bicycle following the announcement by the BBC that it would not be renewing his contract

Being fired from the BBC could be the best thing to ever happen to Jeremy Clarkson

Someone may be talented, but that doesn't mean they're untouchable

James Blunt performs on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo

IdeasTap brought some much needed diversity to the arts - so what's going to happen once it's gone?

We have an impressive pool of potential and creative talent in Britain which is being thrown to the wolves in the name of austerity

Too few GPs know how to spot the signs of an eating disorder

Eating disorder sufferers aren't always young and painfully thin — and they don't choose to be ill

I have suffered for nine years, and at a very low point in my illness was told by a GP that I just needed to "eat a baked potato"

Kasabian line up at this year's NME Awards

And the award for the most irrelevant, insipid awards ceremony of the year goes to... NME

Instead of awarding innovation, the magazine has given a big pat on the back to the usual mix of repetitive white men and tax avoiders

Victoria's Secret 'Perfect Body' advertisement is dangerous thinspiration

More people are unhappy or worried about their appearance, according to research

Beyonce performs in front of a Feminist sign at the MTV VMAs 2014

No wonder David Cameron wouldn't wear the 'feminist' t-shirt when the UK is such a terrible place for gender equality

The latest World Economic Forum report throws mud on the assertion that Britain no longer has a problem with sexism

Anna Wintour attends the Christopher Kane show during London Fashion Week

Advice from London Fashion Week: How to break into the industry according to people who've made it

From 12-16 of September, Somerset House in London becomes a new home to the fashpack, an array of glittering celebs, hopeful designers, models, outlandishly dressed bloggers, photographers, and hordes of fashion students and hard-working interns.

This is what 'generation rent' need to hear from Ed Miliband in order to vote Labour next year

Soaring student debt, a lack of affordable housing and draconian benefit sanctions: these are the things that matter to young voters

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Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
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