Tag : feminism

Your Face it Has No Place: Where are Women Meant to Stand in a Scene Like Britpop?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Are women welcome in the masculine sphere of Britpop? Digital Associate, Juliette Rowsell, discusses her experience at a Liam Gallagher concert that turned into a display of lad culture at its grittiest. When you think of Liam Gallagher, what do you think of? Cigarettes and alcohol? The epitome of the … Read More

Carrie Gracie: A Hero Vilified

10 months ago / 0 comments

"My case is just an example of a bigger problem" - former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie gives evidence to MPs about equal pay https://t.co/kExvCXAsjQ pic.twitter.com/Jd2eGLWQZj— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 31, 2018 She is a greedy, avaricious, money-grabbing opportunist ready to rinse the tax-payer of every penny she can ... Read More

Why #Metoo Is Not Synonymous With ‘Men Too’

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood sexual abuse scandal is one that needs no introduction: it has been the – perhaps unsurprising – revelation that women in Hollywood are being abused, manipulated and raped by men in positions of power. It is the systematic and institutionalised exploitation of women. Yet , … Read More

Protesting the Protestors

12 months ago / 0 comments

Many of you will have noticed the small group of pro-life protestors next to the Parkinson Building one Thursday afternoon (16th November). In itself this is not particularly unusual; a protest or stall is far from an unusual sight on campus (in fact a Socialist Students stall also set up … Read More

Feminist fashion comes to Leeds: introducing MUDE threads

12 months ago / 0 comments

Managing and Marketing student Jasmine Moodie has set up a feminist clothing line and I am in love. Her brand stands for celebrating the female body and challenges the hyper sexualisation of women. She has recently blessed us with her new website to satisfy all of our feminist fashion needs! … Read More

Northern Ireland: Abortion Is a Medical Issue, Not a Criminal One

1 year ago / 0 comments

Police should have better things to do than raiding offices for abortion pills https://t.co/hLA9WXnWus— eimear ✨ (@eimearod) March 19, 2017 When you think of Northern Ireland, what comes to mind? Is it beautiful scenery, the Titanic, maybe Game of Thrones? Or do you think of archaic, out-dated abortion laws? For ... Read More

The Pink Sari Revolution: ‘Put down your shame and pick up your stick.’

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Sampat Pal formed the Uttar Pradesh’s Gulabi Gang in 2006 and Mira Mookerjee review’s the play, The Pink Sari Revolution, over a decade later. Based on the novel by Amana Fontanella-Khan, this play discards idealism for truth and grit. ‘Pink is not just the colour of a sari, pink is … Read More

Feminist Slogan T-Shirts – A Disillusionment With Feminism?

1 year ago / 0 comments

The eight-letter word – ‘feminist’ – is enough to make anyone produce some involuntary sound. A gasp; a sigh of relief; maybe an awkward cough? Despite decades of development, its definition remains up for debate. The Oxford English Dictionary offers some help; it simply labels a feminist as “an advocate or … Read More

Period Poverty. Why is it a Thing?

1 year ago / 0 comments

The topic of period poverty has been circulating the media for over a month now, and yet many are still startlingly unaware and uninformed on the seriousness of the issue. Global girls’ rights charity Plan International UK recently published findings that a shocking one in ten young women between the … Read More

#MeToo

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag ‘MeToo’ has taken over Twitter feeds worldwide, with thousands of victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault coming forward to show how prevalent the issue really is. But who does the campaign inherently leave out? And has it only served to paper-over ... Read More