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Will the University of Edinburgh go further than Teviot posters to tackle the issue of women’s safety?

Cw: Sexual assault, Sexual violence Nightclubs have reopened this week (24th Jan) in Scotland under the most recent relaxation of Scotland’s COVID restrictions. The issue of safety is once again brought to the forefront of many women’s’ lives. Nightclubs all seem to be saying that they are making a concerted effort to keep women safe. […]

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Culture Theatre

Review: A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jordan and Skinner’s A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego has the same relevancy today as it did when it first premiered in 2019. Under the direction of Caitlin Skinner, the show’s self-awareness of its digitality creates an engaging performance that serves as a strange but welcome substitute to live theatre—also largely thanks to […]

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Lifestyle

Adele & The Female Body Politic

Sporting a yellow corseted dress, voluminous blonde hair and her signature cat-eye, Adele recently reappeared in the public eye after a 5-year hiatus as the cover star of British Vogue’s November issue. The issue comprises an article detailing her first interview since 2016, in which she speaks to Giles Hattersley ahead of the release of […]

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Culture Film

No time to Change: Women in James Bond

The James Bond franchise is blessed with a rare quality: unrelenting popularity. Since its inception in 1962 with Dr. No starring Sean Connery, the movies have seen back-to-back box office hits, with little alteration from each movie to the next. 2021’s No Time to Die shocked movie-goers with an unpredictable ending, but what is most […]

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Art Culture

Frida Kahlo’s Sweet Multi-Million Dollar Revenge

 “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolly and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” Last November, Frida Kahlo’s Diego y yo was sold at auction for an impressive $34.9 million, breaking the record for the highest sold artwork by a Latin American Artist, and surpassing […]

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News

University of Edinburgh Feminist Society launches new interview series: ‘Is this what a feminist sounds like?’

The University of Edinburgh Feminist Society (FemSoc) have launched a series of blog posts on the theme ‘Is this what a feminist sounds like?’.  The series involves interviewing women from a range of professions and backgrounds, in order to explore and challenge traditional views of feminism. The series began in November 2021 and will continue […]

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Voices

The Feminist societies that make Edinburgh: Girl Up

Words by Sharessa Naidoo (Girl Up President) What are Girl Up’s plans for the new year? Our theme for the year is ‘Information is Power’. We wanted to communicate Girl Up’s belief that all women in the world – and more immediately, at our university – have it in them to live a life of […]

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Culture Literature

The unspoken feminism of Marianne Moore

Prior to the Women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, poetry was an occupation dominated by men. The progress feminism has made in recent years makes it difficult for contemporary readers to comprehend the oppression that characterised women’s lives in the early twentieth century. A woman did not have a separate legal identity from her husband, […]