Kia ora, and welcome to Issue 10!
I hope that your holiday (if you could even call it one!) went
well. But, before I get into the fun stuff, there is an important
point that I’d like to address.
Due to reasons which we cannot yet disclose, Julie Cleaver is
no longer the editor of Debate Magazine. Julie wants each and
every one of you reading this to know how much she loves
you and will miss you. Julie has always given 200% to every
single issue, including this one, and has undoubtedly left her
mark here at Debate. Being the determined, unapologetic and
absolute badass journalist that she is, Julie is such a huge
inspiration to me and everyone around her – always striving
to do what’s right. She could not have been a better person to
work with, both inside and outside of Debate.
She has done an incredible job with this issue. The process of
brainstorming with her to find topics for this issue was fun and
awkward…but mostly fun.
In this issue, we cover loads of topics – some AUT news: the
recent proposal for job cuts from the Culture & Society faculty
and the unexpected closure of North Campus’ Al Parco; as
well as a very in-depth review of the sex lives of AUT students
(boy, did I enjoy writing that one!). Then, we have an evocative
article about how to have sex after sexual assault; a thought
piece about the questionable PornHub genre, Fauxcest; the
past and present of sex; and many more!
I know I said that the last issue was a spicy one, but I think this
one definitely takes the cake.
As always, thank you to all of our incredible contributors –
writers, artists and photographers – and, it goes without saying,
thank you to Julie for putting this magazine together.