Tag : women

Comment: is 2016 the year of women in film?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Towards the end of 2015 and in this first month of 2016, are we starting to see the long-awaited rise of female leadership? The seventh Star Wars film passed the Bechdel Test; the pretty basic standards a film has to meet in order to be classed as ‘feminist’. The film involved … Read More

There’s Women and Social media Trolls

3 years ago / 0 comments

*TW: Rape* Without debate, the world would probably be an easier but perhaps a less exciting place. It’s completely within someone’s rights to disagree with your opinion, but what happens when the debate turns ugly? While social media can be a great thing, whether it’s being used to catch up … Read More

Woman Crush Wednesday: Leslie Knope

3 years ago / 0 comments

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” – Leslie Knope I have a lot of woman crushes – but one woman reigns supreme above them all. That woman is Leslie Knope; the loyal government employee, passionate … Read More

Uni snatch late victory

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Women’s Handball: Leeds Uni 26-24 Leeds Beckett LEEDS University’s women’s handball team edged past a resilient Beckett side in a hotly-contested match at The Edge on Wednesday afternoon.  Uni started brightly, with Ellie Whitehead scoring in the first 45 seconds of the match, beating the keeper by firing a shot … Read More

Valiant Ladies Battered by Beckett

3 years ago / 0 comments

As Varsity day loomed, the Leeds University women’s football teams knew that they had a big challenge ahead. Aside from the obvious close rivalry between the two teams, each Leeds University side was facing off against a Beckett team two leagues above. The big day came accompanied with a torrential … Read More

‘My Case, My Journey’ Exhibition at Armley Mills

3 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Laura Cummins As I catch my first sunny glimpse of Armley Mills, tucked beneath a viaduct overlooking the river Aire, I know it will be an afternoon of discovery. With exhibits ranging from a visiting Steam Punk fair to an in-house 1920s cinema, this hidden gem is well worth … Read More

Leeds alumna becomes new female bishop

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Church of England has named its second female bishop as Leeds University alumna the Rev Canon Alison White. The 58-year-old will become the new bishop of Hull following legislation to allow the appointment of women bishops last year. The announcement on Wednesday comes after the first female bishop the … Read More

Interview – SLUT DROP

4 years ago / 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, the internet boiled over with fury at the release of the full Reading & Leeds lineup. Some genius with a rubber attacked the lineup poster to uncover the deep-rooted misogyny (and infuriating musical misguidance) of the event, supposedly one of our country’s flagship festivals. R&L … Read More

Women at the Cutting Edge

4 years ago / 0 comments

Quite so. Incidentally, it was reported that in 2012 that 59% of successful medical student applicants in Leeds were female. Why is it then, that in a modern era full of ambitious and talented women, only 10% of UK consultant surgeons are female? The annual ‘Women in Surgery’ conference was … Read More

And the Nobel Prize goes to a man… again.

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Nobel Prize is a prestigious award that has only been awarded to  just 46 women, in comparison to 814 men. Of these 46 women only 16 were awarded a Nobel Prize for science, the rest having been awarded the prize for peace, literature or for economic sciences.  This clearly shows … Read More