Nora Ralph

Author: Nora Ralph

May

UK Prime Minister Calls for New Laws To Ban Mean Comments to Politicians on Social Media

Like many Britons, I have no love for the Prime Minister Theresa May. The 2017 snap general election put a lot of people in a difficult position. It was either Theresa “I wanna watch your porn” May or Jeremy “Lets disable our nuclear defence system”...

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University Removes Pepe the Frog Stickers, Vows to “Confront Racism” on Campus

During the 2016 US Presidential election, many things became “hate” symbols. The OK sign, milk, red MAGA hats…but my favourite was Pepe the Frog. This beady-eyed frog twisted panties like no other. In fact, Rachel Maddow went on a ten-minute rant about Pepe during one...

Goodbye From The Best Editor-in-Chief Ever

When it first became clear I would be in charge of TheRalphRetort, I’ll admit I was a tad nervous. I was working 50 hours a week as well as going to university full-time. I averaged about 1-3 hours of sleep a night and often woke...

Ofsted Offical Has Accused Religious Extremists of Using Schools to “Indoctrinate Impressionable Minds”

Chief Ofsted Inspector Amanda Spielman is no stranger to criticism. Last year, Ofsted came under fire for advising their school inspectors to question Muslim elementary school girls wearing hijabs. Spielman said the move was to tackle the sexualisation of children as most Islamic teaching requires the headdress for girls only...

SURPRISE SURPRISE: BBC Pay Review Reveals There is ‘No Evidence’ of Gender Bias

Last summer, BBC published the names of its highest-earning stars, with male presenters dominating the list. Anyone with a brain could have figured out that the pay difference was due to things such as experience, and views. More than nine million people tune in every...

Woman Serves Only 5 Months After Permanently Scarring Her Victim in An Acid Attack

A month or so ago, I heard some rumours that of an acquaintance’s brother was in jail for his involvement in an acid attack. I looked up the story and found that he had been sentenced to 7 years in prison despite not throwing the...

WRONGTHINK: YouTube Restricts Videos That May Be “Offensive To Some Audiences”

YouTube has been cracking down on WrongThink channels for a while. The social media giant used the Pewdiepie debacle as an excuse to clean house. They started to demonotize more and more right-leaning channels, and when people complained about that, they introduced ‘restricted monetization’ which is basically...

GENDER EQUALITY: Oxford University Admits More Women Than Men

When I got my college results back in 2015, there was this letter attached from UCAS. It had statistics on how everyone did and who was going to university. At the bottom of the letter, almost like an afterthought, it said that nearly 20,000 more...

Women’s March 2018 Was A Fail

Despite attracting hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, the Women’s March failed to bring attention to any real women’s and girls’ rights issues. The event consisted of shaming white women for voting for Donald Trump, and demanding that they ‘rectify’ that...

YOU’VE BEEN SERVED: Berkeley Sued For Yiannopoulos Event

First off, I wanna apologise for the lack of posts. Don’t ever do a STEM degree, you have zero downtime. My entire Christmas holiday was spent revising, doing assignments, and filling out countless applications. Just save yourself and do a political science degree. Some of...

Police Arrest COD Swatter After KEEMSTAR Gets Him To Confess During An Interview

After losing a match in Call of Duty, 25-year-old Tyler Raj Barriss decided the best course of action would be to be to find his opponent’s address and to call the police saying he that someone had killed his father by shooting him in the head....

Female Iranian Chess Player on Why She Left Iran

Dorsa Derakhshani, the second-highest-ranked female chess player in Iranian history, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times explaining why she left Iran to play chess in America. From 2011 to 2015, Dorsa played for the Iranian national team in the under 18 division. She didn’t like the...

Higher Education Minister Attacked For Demanding Universities Defend Free Speech

Higher Education Minister Jo Johnson announced plans in his Boxing Day speech to fine universities that failed to protect freedom of speech on campus. Johnson pointed out how no-platforming is stifling debate, the Guardian reported. “In universities in America and worryingly in the UK, we have...

Hilarious British Christmas Ad That Featured an Elf Teabagging Barbie Accused of Being ‘Misogynistic’

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, I know I did. I love Christmas. The people are a little bit nicer, the aunts become a little bit more cattier, and the movies a little bit more shitter. But my favourite part of Christmas is the is...

Merry Christmas!

I understand that this Christmas message is a tad late, it took me almost the entire day to get over my Christmas Eve hangover. Pro-tip: Don’t try to out drink people that are much larger and more experienced than you. You’ll be the loser either...

Former Gawker Employees Launch Kickstarter to Buy Back The Site

We all remember Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel destroying Nick Denton’s Gawker in the court after the tabloid site published Hogan’s sex tape. Not only did the wrestling Hall-of-Famer take the media group to court, Gawker‘s own insurance sued them, saying they weren’t liable for the defense cost...