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Fiona Dodwell

Fiona Dodwell is a freelance writer and author who has written for Made In Shoreditch Magazine and Music News among other. She is passionate about music books animal rights and politics.

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On the mistaken maligning of motherhood

Parenthood and raising children can be something beautiful and valuable — it's not the horror story of destruction and regret that the press and social media are often trying to tell you it is.

Fiona Dodwell / Sep 26, 2021

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Social media sites should enforce tougher age restrictions

After a recent internal social media detailed the negative impact social media sites on its younger users, it becomes clear that it's time for these sites to implement more stringent age restrictions.

Fiona Dodwell / Sep 19, 2021

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Live entertainment needs to make a full come-back

Almost every major touring artist has been forced to cancel their tours, performers who've dedicated their entire lives to the arts were abruptly told to "retrain in a new profession."

Fiona Dodwell / Sep 5, 2021

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Morrissey and the misguided outrage of his critics

This never-ending quest to undermine one of the most important singer/songwriters of our time tells us much more about the way society is shaping itself into spineless mediocrity.

Fiona Dodwell / Aug 29, 2021

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Johnny Depp is still winning awards—and he should

The idea that those who speak up as victims must automatically be believed is damaging. Especially when it can possibly cost somebody not only their career but make a great impact on their mental health.

Fiona Dodwell / Aug 22, 2021

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Tom Stoppard on cancel culture and the end of free speech

As Stoppard himself attested, it is not only the public figures who have been attacked by online mobs who are paying a price for their perceived shortcomings it is the future artists.

Fiona Dodwell / Aug 15, 2021

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Ryan Adams, cancel culture and the complicated truth

Are we taking things too far as a society when we make the cancellation of individuals we find morally questionable a ferocious blood sport?

Fiona Dodwell / Aug 8, 2021

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Poet without a home: Morrissey has been let down by the music industry

It seems inconceivable to his fans that Morrissey still has yet to find a label to work with on his upcoming record, Bonfire of Teenagers.

Fiona Dodwell / May 31, 2021

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It's time to cancel cancel culture

It's almost as if, as a society, we don't know how to handle complicated things, we want every issue to be black and white, with no grey areas, and we want so desperately to be on the "right" side.

Fiona Dodwell / Mar 23, 2021

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The lucrative business of royal scandals—and our unquenchable thirst

Our thirst for royal scandal is a lucrative business of which there are a number of beneficiaries, none more so than Prince Harry and the Dutchess of Sussex themselves.

Fiona Dodwell / Mar 14, 2021

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How social media became the new judge and jury—the downside of #MeToo

MeToo has changed the landscape of what it means to stand accused in the public eye—and no record label, network or close associate wants to be in—or anywhere near—the firing line.

Fiona Dodwell / Feb 16, 2021

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Clones and conformity: Why cancel culture keeps fans thankful for Morrissey

Morrissey has found himself slandered and targeted by mainstream publications who viscously criticise his words without even examining why he said them.

Fiona Dodwell / Jan 24, 2021


Morrissey reflects on 'the horror of 2020' after departure from BMG

BMG should surely be begging for Morrissey's hand for every future release he will produce. For there lies true diversity: committing, with loyalty, to an individual who thrives as completely himself in a sea of conformity.

Fiona Dodwell / Nov 17, 2020

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Morrissey: How did the ultimate anti-establishment artist make it against all odds?

We have become acclimatized to safe public figures who brand themselves as a commodity like a soft drink, palatable at first but devoid of any substantial nourishment.

Fiona Dodwell / Oct 17, 2020

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Esther Krakue brings a new voice of reason with the uncomfortable truth

To speak up at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement was gaining huge momentum in the UK and US, Krakue certainly put her neck on the line to question the motives of those around her.

Fiona Dodwell / Jul 27, 2020

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