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Women Come In All Shapes And Sizes: The ASA Was Right To Ban Breast Enlargement Ads

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

‘Love Island’: a guilty pleasure for most on a warm summer’s night. What you may have also been watching in the breaks was MYA’s breast enlargement TV adverts, which branded the surgery as the opportunity to feel ‘amazing’. Twenty-eight formal complaints later, the ASA has ruled the adverts ‘irresponsible and … Read More

The Glass Ceiling We’re Not Even Close to Breaking

1 month ago / 0 comments

Sheryl Sandberg, the CEO of Facebook, graduated university in a pool of graduates with a roughly equal male-female ratio. Above her was a male-dominated hierarchy that she imagined would decline as she progressed up the career ladder thanks to the efforts against gender discrimination in the workplace made by the … Read More

University of Leeds Reports 22.5% Gender Pay Gap

7 months ago / 0 comments

The University has released its Gender Pay Gap 2017 report, which sets out and explains the institution’s ‘gender pay gap’ data from the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and how they are working to eliminate the gap.  ‘Gender pay gap’ refers to the average salary of all women employed … Read More

Gryph Picks: International Women’s Day 2018

8 months ago / 0 comments

March 8th: the day the world celebrates all women, regardless of nationality, sexuality, political standing or faith. Women are recognised for their continued resilience and strength in the face of a society which even in 2018, is still by no means offering them equal opportunities or status to those granted … Read More

Fashion in the workplace

9 months ago / 0 comments

Is it fair men have to suit up while women have more flexibility? When it comes to fashion, boundaries are being broken everyday. Gender neutral clothing has started popping up throughout some of our favourite shops, with skirts no longer being exclusively for women and trouser suits no longer exclusive … Read More

Repeal the 8th

9 months ago / 0 comments

In late May 2018, the Republic of Ireland, still considered the most intransigent Catholic state in the world, will hold a referendum on repealing the 1983 eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. Currently, the eighth amendment outlaws abortion by giving the life of the foetus equal value to the mother’s, ... Read More

Anything but a luxury: periods, and why dignity should be free

11 months ago / 0 comments

At no point during the pasta-filled weeks of my student budget do I think to myself “you know what, I cannot live without some caviar this week”. It’s a luxury. Period. Which is ironic, considering that my ‘time of the month’ is apparently also just that. A grandiose display of … Read More

Northern Ireland: Abortion Is a Medical Issue, Not a Criminal One

1 year ago / 0 comments

Police should have better things to do than raiding offices for abortion pills https://t.co/hLA9WXnWus— eimear ✨ (@eimearod) March 19, 2017 When you think of Northern Ireland, what comes to mind? Is it beautiful scenery, the Titanic, maybe Game of Thrones? Or do you think of archaic, out-dated abortion laws? For ... Read More

A halt in the march of progress? New figures prove disappointing for ambitious women

1 year ago / 0 comments

A fortnight ago, working women across the UK awoke to the disheartening news that even holding the top jobs can place them in a significantly inferior position to their male counterparts. A recent report published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR shows that of over 3 million managers … Read More

The road to equality starts here: women in Saudi Arabia can now drive

1 year ago / 0 comments

On September 26th, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on women driving. Women in Saudi can now legally drive for the first time since the Iranian revolution. This is as symbolically important as it is practical, for women are being trusted not only to drive, but also to … Read More