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How can Universities endorse both gender equality and Pro-Life societies?

CW: Sexual Assault, Abortion, Violence I was shocked to read that only six Russell Group Universities do not have a pro-life society. It struck me as a hypocritical move that leading universities across the UK claim to be committed to ensuring gender equality in higher education, and yet are endorsing societies which actively challenge the […]

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Why trust in the police is plummeting

CW: rape, murder, sexual assault Do you trust the police? The answer to that question should be yes. The whole point of having police is to ensure people’s safety. But if you answered no, then you’re not alone. Recent events have really brought into question the extent to which we, as women, should trust the […]

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What Feminism means to Me

Feminism has been around for millenia. From women in Ancient Rome to people today, principles of feminism have been in circulation within societies across the globe for a very long time. However, it has changed and evolved a lot over the years.The most significant gains this movement achieved, arguably, happened in the last century. Women […]

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Bridging the gender-data gap

People who identify as women make up more than half of the people on this planet. They do everything that cis men do. They commute to work, buy houses, go shopping, provide for their families, etc. Why then, do they face more problems in their day to day lives than cis men? Women are more […]

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Commission on the Status of Women: time to build back better

According to a recent YouGov/UN Women survey, only 3% of women aged 18-24 in the UK have never experienced sexual harassment. Of the other 97%, 45% didn’t report it, because they didn’t believe it would help change things. Almost 50% of young women reported having been physically followed. Globally, an adolescent girl dies every ten […]

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The pill and gender equality

There is not so much a taboo surrounding male contraception as a discussion deficit. With almost every woman using some form of contraception at one point in their life, the emergence of an effective male contraceptive should come as no surprise. Yet with (sometimes) unreliable condoms and (almost always) permanent vasectomies as the current alternatives, […]

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Equality in enterprise: Avon and the future of women in business

Despite being the brainchild of an American travelling salesman in the 19th century, Avon has evolved to become a company run by women, for women: 99% of Avon’s reps globally are female, as are 70% of its Research and Development team. With products available in 100 countries, a global customer base of 300 million and […]

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The evolution of revolution: reflecting on the women’s liberation movement

Liberation, the lady said. Rubbish we thought. Then we thought some more. Then we talked some more. Then we came together. That was it. Spare Rib is the result.” So begins the first edition of Spare Rib published in 1972, the magazine designed “to take on the culture of the whole western world,” as one of its […]