Tag : feminism

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

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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

Why Fairey’s headscarf shows solidarity and not oppression

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At first glance the image of a women wearing a headscarf made of the American flag is a serious act of support for American Muslims. However does this misrepresent Muslim women and are we excusing the oppression of women around the world by accepting the headscarf and what it can … Read More

Trans women marched too

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The revolutionary affair that saw millions from across the globe and all walks of life marching mere days ago is hardly a forgettable one. There was protest, there was beauty, there was sisterhood and love, but most importantly there was a focus on the marginalised that has been in dire … Read More

Is Love All We need?

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Jessie Jones looks at the current political climate, outlining ways in which we can remain hopeful in a time of uncertainty and upheaval.  In his recent Thump article about my friends’ night Brudenell Groove, Tom Glencross described it as ‘nakedly political’. These two words resonated with me more than any … Read More

Is Love All We need?

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Jessie Jones looks at the current political climate, outlining ways in which we can remain hopeful in a time of uncertainty and upheaval. In his recent Thump article about my friends’ night Brudenell Groove, Tom Glencross described it as ‘nakedly political’. These two words resonated with me more than any … Read More

Bono?! Bloody Bono?!

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BONO. WOMAN OF THE YEAR. You’d be forgiven for thinking the above was a misprint, but sadly it is not. This year U2 frontman, Bono, has been named Woman of the Year, for Glamour magazine’s annual Women of the Year list, because, I can only guess, there were not enough … Read More

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

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Mikhail Hanafi looks at the Ched Evans and Brock Turner cases and why the rhetoric around rape still needs serious change. On the 20th April 2012, Ched Evans was found guilty of rape. What followed was a media whirlwind, as traditional news outlets ran pieces with competing angles, yet all … Read More

#NOTOKAY: the fight against everyday sexual assault

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With the #notokay trend taking social media by storm, Bea Warleta discusses everyday sexism and how it affects women’s daily lives. “Women: tweet me your first assaults. They aren’t just stats” tweeted Canadian author Kelly Oxford on Friday 7th October, after a video of Donald Trump making sexual comments about … Read More