Tag : women

Comment | Airbrushing Austen

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The compulsion to airbrush images of women is now so entrenched in our media that even those born before the invention of the camera aren’t exempt from manipulation. This week the Bank of England were criticised for photo-shopping a portrait of Jane Austen which will don £10 notes from 2017. … Read More

Sport | Hockey – Women's 2nds – Leeds 10 – 0 Huddersfield

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This fixture always had the look of a one sided affair on paper, and that was transferred to the pitch in a match dominated by the Gryphons as they secured a routine 10-0 victory in the first round of the Northern Conference Cup. The visitors seemed disorganised even before the … Read More

Comment | The role of women in politics

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For attractive women in politics, a certain level of scrutiny is always expected. Politics do not always come first when the press is only interested in your wardrobe and you are trying to be heard in a male dominated world. Out of the 650 members of parliament there are only … Read More

Sport | BUCS Preview

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After the Men’s 1sts completed their revenge over Met last week, it’s the turn of the Women’s Hockey to take centre stage. Lining up against Loughborough, newly promoted will have a job on their hands against a side who placed third in the Premier North last season. The Gryphons, having … Read More

Blogs | Why Student Unions Need A Women's Officer

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For most universities around the UK, their student unions will be shortly holding bi-elections for officers that cover all important aspects that affect students regardless of their background. I myself will be running for Women’s Officer at Leeds Trinity University, and I wanted to offer a little information as to … Read More

Sport | Society in Focus – Korfball

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From afar, an unsuspecting observer watching a korfball game could be excused for seeing nothing other than a man/women throwing a football at a streetlight. That is, until they see the game in full flow. A lively and team-oriented game, Leeds University Korfball President Matt Norman describes the subtle but … Read More

Sport | Varsity – Brave defending not enough for Women's 1sts

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As the rain held off for 90 minutes, both sides played out a scrappy but entertaining fixture without having to dodge any puddles. Met made the most of their home advantage, starting brightly and pushing Uni into defending for the majority of the first half. The breakthrough came just ten … Read More

Sport | Uni Hockey domination continues in Varsity

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In true Varsity style, the crowds gathered on a very rainy Wednesday afternoon to watch Leeds Uni 1st XI Hockey take on Leeds Met. And after a just a few minutes, they were rewarded for their support, Uni opening the scoring with an unstoppable deflection from Rachael Ellis, guiding home … Read More

Sport | Varsity | "A flexy thrashing"

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Women’s Rugby Union: Met 94-0 Uni Some Varsity fixtures are too close to call. This was not one of them. Despite some early pressure from Uni’s Women’s Rugby 1st team, it only took Met one attack to break the deadlock, as Clare Garner put the hosts in front. It was … Read More

Women to march against rape to ‘Reclaim the Night’

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30.11.12 This Saturday hundreds of women will be taking to the streets to ‘Reclaim the Night’. The women will be marching through Leeds city centre asserting women’s right to feel free from the fear of rape and male violence in any form. ‘Reclaim The Night’ has a long tradition in … Read More