Critic controversy

The latest copy of the student magazine Critic caused a stir this week after its controversial “The Menstruation” issue.

The magazine was quickly removed from the Otago University campus on Monday night after staff deemed the cartoon cover to be inappropriate.

It wasn’t long before a Dunedin local listed a copy of the free magazine on Trade Me for a cool $40. This is a great example of one of our members trying to make a bit of money and some noise about an issue that's getting a lot of attention in the media.

With over 4,100 views, bidding for this piece of student media history has reached $80 and the auction closes on Tuesday.


NZ Herald - Artist of controversial magazine cover says it wasn’t her intention to offend

Stuff - Controversial student magazine Critic goes up for auction on Trade Me

Newshub - Copy of confiscated magazine appears on Trade Me

The Guardian - Otago University seizes and destroys copies of student magazine

Otago Daily Times - Former editors protest destruction of Critic