Tag : feminism

Can Fashion and Feminism Work Together? Part Two

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Firstly, the world of fashion is invaluable as a contributor to the ‘establishment of the political, social, and economic rights of the female sex’. The career opportunities generated for women by the industry are incomparable; editors, stylists, designers, writers, merchandisers, management, the career choices are endless. Of Conde Nast’s magazines … Read More

Fashion And The Male Gaze

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In April 2014, Rihanna set off a media storm over her bare, pierced nipples. She shared the snaps from her shoot with Lui Magazine on Instagram, a platform which explicitly prohibits any nipples of the female kind, and everyone had their own reaction. What got lost in this storm was … Read More

Can Fashion and Feminism Work Together? Part One

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Although not often obviously linked, fashion and feminism undoubtedly influence each other. While it has been widely argued that fashion perpetuates the idea of appearance being of highest value to women there has been a recent shift in the attitudes of designers and workers in the industry. The discussion of … Read More

Galentines Day? It’s Only The Best Day Of The Year

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Forget Valentines Day, 2016 at LUU is all about Galentines Day. Taking inspiration from Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, LUU’s Women’s Liberation Coordinators have organised an empowering weekend alternative to the standard saccharine holiday. Running on Saturday the 13th from 11am-5pm, Galentines Day promises to be an event to remember. The … Read More

A response to Piers Morgan’s article about sexism

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With women facing as many hurdles as ever to equality, and male privilege still remaining, who better to dissect such delicate topics than the man himself: Piers Morgan, Daily Mail journalist (I say journalist here in the loosest possible sense). Piers Morgan is a man who believes Donald Trump is … Read More

Woman Crush Wednesday: Laura Bates

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I often feel slightly disillusioned with the so-called ‘big names’ of modern feminism. Most people are familiar with Emma Watson’s “He for She” speech to the UN, or Jennifer Lawrence’s essay on unequal pay in the film industry, but while the work they have done should of course of celebrated, … Read More

In the Spotlight: LUU’s Women’s Liberation Co-ordinators

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This Week, The Gryphon interviews Emma Healey, Women’s Liberation Co-ordinator and NUS Women’s Conference Candidate at LUU, to find out more about her feminist beliefs and how she works with LUU societies to help bring about change at Leeds University. In your own words, why is feminism so important and … Read More

There’s Women and Social media Trolls

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*TW: Rape* Without debate, the world would probably be an easier but perhaps a less exciting place. It’s completely within someone’s rights to disagree with your opinion, but what happens when the debate turns ugly? While social media can be a great thing, whether it’s being used to catch up … Read More

Cheerleading and Feminism – Bring it on!

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Cheerleading started out in the 1800s as an activity exclusively for men. The Gryphon explores cheerleading becoming a female activity and discusses what this means for the modern-day cheerleader. For those of us that associate cheerleading with the nineties ‘Bring it On’ films, it can be hard to imagine a … Read More

Why Germaine Greer is not entitled to a platform

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Deemed a misogynist by Cardiff University’s Women’s Officer, controversial activist and writer Germaine Greer has come under scrutiny this week for her views towards trans women. Greer has been prevented from delivering a planned lecture there on ‘Women & Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century’ following the launch of … Read More