Tag : sexism

#MeToo and the Silencing of the Press

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

It has been an unholy tradition for many years that powerful people can silence accusers using defamation suits, NDAs, and other legal tools that are weaponized in order to rummage through the life of accusers both financially and emotionally. The Me-Too movement was built on the foundation of brave people … Read More

Prizes Are Great But Female Representation in Science Is Far From Equal

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Swedish Noble committee awarded The 2018 Noble Prize in Physics to a trio of scientists, including Canadian physicist Donna Strickland, for their research and discoveries about the science of lasers. With this award, Strickland became the third female laureate in Nobel Prize history. The prize had not been awarded … Read More

We Should All Walk a Mile in Her Nikes

2 months ago / 0 comments

Tennis is a game of binaries, things are very much ‘in or out’. The discourse that has sprung from the final of the US Open was not quite as clear-cut and has proven that the ball still falls very much on either side of the net. In short, Serena Williams accused … Read More

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

2 years 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

2 years 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