Categories
Features

A Conversation with Strut Safe: ‘Policing Should Not Exist As It Currently Does’

Orla MacMahon talks to the co-founder of Strut Safe about women’s safety and the police.

Categories
LGBT+ Lifestyle

No place like home? The hidden LGBTQ+ housing struggle

Finding a place to live in Edinburgh is hard. Acquiring a safe and secure living space is akin to running a race in a housing market so competitive and brutal. The difficulty of this is, however, increased for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. This claim might raise an eyebrow or two: surely […]

Categories
Comment

Out of the ashes of Covid-19, we must build a better world

As millions of people here, and billions across the world, become accustomed to the restrictions being placed upon their lives there is one recurring theme: uncertainty. Uncertainty for some over the survival of loved ones, for others over where the next meal is coming from and how they are going to pay the bills, and […]

Categories
Lifestyle

The ramblings of a twenty-something university feminist

A man sits down across from you, you can tell he is looking for a plug. The research room never seems to have enough and it is a serious design flaw, definitely contributing to the low student satisfaction at the school. He sits across from you, and you know he wants to plug in his […]

Categories
Features Lifestyle

#EachForEqual – International Women’s Day 2020

Not having a man by your side doesn’t stop you from being perfectly satisfied with your life or pursuing the career you want. That’s equality”. Simple, isn’t it? Still, some facts paint another picture. Only 6 countries have equal legal work rights for both genders and it will take 108 years to close this gap. Also, women […]

Categories
Features TedTalk Analysis

WOC in focus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on feminism

I was fifteen years old. I was spotty, more so than I am now anyway , stressed for my National 5s and discovering my love of languages; but more than anything else, I was angry.  I was a fifteen-year-old-angry-feminist who got into arguments with boys at school, and probably bored a lot of my friends […]

Categories
Features Lifestyle

Top progressive moments this week

2019 marked some tremendous developments in women’s equality all over the world with women in Saudi Arabia gaining the right to drive, and women in India entering a male only temple in protest to their segregation. Here’s a look at our top picks of progressive achievements from the last year to inspire us to fight […]

Categories
Features

‘We can all work towards pay equality’: interview with BBC news presenter Carrie Gracie

The Student sat down with Carrie Gracie, former BBC China Editor and current BBC News presenter to talk about her life as a journalist and the experience of covering China’s biggest stories. Her recently published book ‘Equal: A Story of Women, Men and Money’ is partly a memoir of her battle with the BBC over gender […]