Tag : feminism

The road to equality starts here: women in Saudi Arabia can now drive

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On September 26th, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on women driving. Women in Saudi can now legally drive for the first time since the Iranian revolution. This is as symbolically important as it is practical, for women are being trusted not only to drive, but also to … Read More

Anteros @ Oporto, 27.09.17

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For a band that have yet to release an album, Anteros set the jam-packed venue of Oporto alight with their ‘bitter dream pop’ setlist. Tonight is, pure and simply, about leaving your troubles at the door and getting intoxicated to the groove of Anteros. The band are at home in … Read More

Why tits have nothing to do with it

2 years ago / 0 comments

Emma Watson is definitely not the only one confused at the negative backlash concerning her latest photoshoot for Vanity Fair. Whilst critics argue that it is hypocritical of her to pose in a revealing manner given her feminist ideals, the rest of us might argue that they really don’t understand … Read More

Where are the women in dubstep and grime?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Moving to Leeds almost two years ago has provided plenty of opportunities to involve myself the city’s thriving music scene. Perhaps one of the most iconic parts of this scene is the famous Subdub and Iration Steppas. Countless iconic dubstep DJs have neighboured this bone-rattling sound system in the second … Read More

What’s wrong with showing your body, Hartley-Brewer?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Julia Hartley- Brewer tweeted her views on Emma Watson’s recent Vanity Fair photoshoot. I found her comment, which aligned with many other people’s views on the issue, extremely unsettling: “Feminism, feminism… gender wage gap… why oh why am I not taken seriously… feminism… oh, and here are my (t*ts)!” What’s … Read More

Semper Femina by Laura Marling

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I have to admit, it took me a couple of listens of Laura Marling’s, the twenty seven year old folk singer-songwriter and all round babe, latest album, Semper Femina, to really get my head around it. I had flashbacks to a fifteen year old me turning aghast from Marling’s third … Read More

An open letter to anti-feminists

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s 2017 and yet some people still have the wrong impression of feminism. This week, Bradley busts the most common myths that still surround it. “Brad, I’ve got this friend coming up over the weekend who you might be in to. She’s really into politics like you, she’s studying at … Read More

The Grammys: Adele’s ode to Beyonce

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Media attention is something Adele can often be seen to be withdrawing from, leading a private life as far away from the public eye as she can manage. In spite of these efforts, the well loved singer has drawn a wealth of media attention for one of her speeches at … Read More

Wheels of Change

2 years ago / 0 comments

Hannah Macaulay looks into the empowering affects of increasing numbers of all-girl skate crews around the world. If you’re tired of sexism and certain things being coined as gender-specific, the solution to your frustration may be easier than you think. Some suggest the answer lies in women jumping on skateboards … Read More

Campus Watch: Cambridge women overtake men in successful applications for the first time

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UCAS figures show that despite fewer female students applying this year a higher proportion of women received offers over men. Almost 900 fewer women than men applied to the University of Cambridge compared to the previous year, but female students received just 30 fewer offers. This equates to a 6.5 … Read More