Tag : feminism

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

LSR Under Fire after “Slutty” Halloween Costume Poll

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Leeds Student Radio have come under fire after posting a controversial poll on their Twitter account, asking whether girls should dress slutty for Halloween. The topic was being discussed as part of the Saturday Breakfast show in relation to Mean Girls, although this wasn’t made explicit on the Twitter poll. … Read More

Feminism is Not Done: A Response to Emily Hill in The Spectator

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It is the mentality of individuals like Emily Hill that has stunted societal growth since Day Dot. Despite Hill’s insistence, we aren’t ranting and raving over nothing. Caitlin Moran, who Hill appears to take personal offence to, isn’t sitting at home with a mug of Earl Grey, working her way … Read More

Has Game of Thrones gone too far in its portrayal of sexual violence against women?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Surely I can’t have been the only one who saw this coming? We’ve known for a few episodes now that in order to get her revenge on the Boltons, Sansa was going to have to marry Ramsay. We knew that, unlike Tyrion, Ramsay wasn’t about to let her get away … Read More

Let’s #askhermore

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Another season of awards, red carpets and cringeworthy acceptance speeches has come to a close, following the pattern of the hundreds of awards ceremonies before it but with one noticeable difference: women have decided enough is enough. For a long time, women have been treated as the face of the … Read More

International Women’s Day: A column about Karen Pritchard

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As you may or may not have realised by now, I love feminism. I can bang on about feminist issues and women’s issues and patriarchy for hours and hours, until I’ve noticed that no one is listening and that I’m just in a room by myself shouting about the Mail … Read More

Can you be a Page 3 girl and a feminist?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Yes Charlotte Gray In the last few years, The Sun’s notorious ‘Page 3’ has become a go-to example of the lingering and anachronistic misogyny that underlines our society. The ‘No More Page 3’ campaign has gone from strength to strength and The Sun has been banned from sale in our … Read More

We shouldn’t be taxed for bleeding, period.

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Women who menstruate (and those who menstruate who don’t identify as women), have to pay tax on top of what they already have to fork out for sanitary products. This is because they are classified as non-essential, luxury items. Let’s be honest with ourselves: if men had periods, sanitary products would … Read More

Under the Covers: An Interview with Vagenda

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Features Editor Ruby Lott-Lavigna talks to Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, the brains behind the hugely successful feminist website, the Vagenda, and authors of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media. Not wanting to mess up this opportunity to interview the Vagenda editors, I arrive at Rhiannon’s … Read More

Jailed Twitter troll warns of Uni drinking culture

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A Leeds alumna who was jailed for trolling a feminist campaigner has told students to rethink their relationship with alcohol. Isabella Sorley served 12 weeks in jail in 2013 for sending abusive tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez while she was ‘off her face with drink’. She has since founded anti-alcoholism charity … Read More