Tag : sexism

Heteronormativity, Sexism and Disrespect: The Mirror’s Attack on Women Must Not Be Ignored

1 year ago / 0 comments

The power of the tabloid press in the contemporary world is an undeniable truth. Though the outcome of the General Election in June signified the failure of tabloids, such as The Sun and The Daily Mail, to influence the vote as strongly as in past years, the monopoly they hold … Read More

We need to talk about Harry Styles

1 year ago / 0 comments

When One Direction were just taking off, and the sugary staccato intro to ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ was absolutely inescapable, I, like many other people who wanted to be considered distanced from the growing hysteria surrounding ‘that X-Dactor boy band’, turned my nose up. I groaned when it came on … Read More

Losing innocence: David Moyes and the Pandora’s Box of sexism

1 year ago / 0 comments

You’ve likely seen the video by now. You don’t need me to tell you how it goes. David Moyes’ words to the BBC’s Vicki Sparks have been endlessly debated since the footage entered the public domain on Monday. “Just getting a wee bit naughty there at the end, so just … Read More

‘In the face of blatant misogyny’: Why Madonna is still relevant today

2 years ago / 0 comments

Last week, Madonna accepted the Billboard award for ‘Woman of the Year’.  Upon acceptance, Madonna gave a speech addressing issues such as ageism, sexism and misogyny and how she has been subject to such issues throughout her career. As someone who proudly supports Madonna and has done so for more … Read More

Campus Watch: Men’s football team suspended for misogynistic comments

2 years ago / 0 comments

The men’s football team at Harvard University have been suspended for the rest of the season after revelations of the sexual comments that they have made about the women’s football team. The team is currently ranked number one in the Ivy League Men’s football league, however their chances to claim … Read More

LURUFC Players Banned After ‘Inappropriate’ Social Media Activity

3 years ago / 0 comments

Three members of Leeds University Union’s Rugby Union Club have been handed a one week ban from matches and social events for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour on social media, with one of these members found to be responsible for publishing tweets of an offensive nature on the club’s official Twitter account. Tweets … Read More

A response to Piers Morgan’s article about sexism

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

A Controversy That’s Anything But Quiet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Just a few months ago, millions of fans were preparing themselves for the imminent release of the fifth instalment in director Hideo Kojima’s renowned Metal Gear Solid series, anticipating yet more quality ‘Tactical Espionage Action’ with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game was set to be one … Read More

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