Tag : femsoc

Get Baked: “We are an inappropriate company”

3 years ago / 0 comments

Local restaurant ‘Get Baked: The Joint’ is facing criticism on social media over what have been labeled ‘misogynistic’ and ‘inappropriate’ advertising slogans. Complaints made by members of LUU’s Feminist Society have centred around the use of the phrase ‘BOATS AND HOES’, which was recently used as part of its advertising … Read More

FemSoc complaint undermined by media backlash

3 years ago / 0 comments

  A Biology graduate from Leeds University, who recently accused supermarket Morrisons of sexism after finding copies of New Scientist stocked under a section marked as ‘Men and Motors’, has seen her complaint receive national attention. Sophia Anam, a 21-year-old member of LUU’s FemSoc, took to social media to voice … Read More

News | Tequila copycat comes under fire

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Tequila club night appears to be back, with a new night at The Faversham under the name Qualite UK, an anagram of ”Tequila”. The club night came under fire following the release of a promotional video called “Fresher’s violation” in which students joked about raping female clubbers. An investigation by … Read More

News | Leeds students talk feminism on BBC

5 years ago / 0 comments

A special show on feminism featuring Leeds students is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The programme looks at the increased attention feminism has had over 2013,  including Femsoc’s protests following the Tequila controversy. Femsoc coordinator Freya Potter said: “It’s amazing that our society and campaigning this semester was noticed by … Read More

News | Mezz license revoked following student protest

5 years ago / 0 comments

Mezz nightclub has had its licence suspended for three months, following the backlash over Tequila’s ‘Fresher’s Violation’ video. The decision to close the space until it is sold to new management was taken at a licensing review on December 9. The review follows Mezz’s announcement last Wednesday that it is … Read More

News | Students stand up to Tequila

5 years ago / 0 comments

Tequila UK is under investigation following an LS petition to shut the event. Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have opened investigations into the licensing of the event following a series of complaints. The release of a video promoting rape continued to cause widespread anger across campus this week, … Read More