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Will we ever see an end to fatal violence against women?

CW: rape, violence, death On the evening of the 25th of September an Edinburgh vigil was held for Sabina Nessa on The Meadows. It is one of many vigils that have been held throughout the UK in the last few weeks for Sabina Nessa, whose name few will be unfamiliar with. Nessa was a 28-year-old […]

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This week in public… I was leered at in the street

I was walking to dinner with my parents and we stopped to cross the road at Toll Cross where a man was stood waiting in front of us. He turned around, already wearing a very sour expression on his face, and we made eye contact. Then, he proceeded to look me up and down, taking […]

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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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Staff inequalities at the University of Edinburgh must be tackled

The University of Edinburgh is a leading university in many ways. We top the tables as the largest university in Scotland, we have the largest budget surplus, the highest paid Principal and, now, one of the highest staff gender pay gaps of all the universities in Britain. While equal pay legislation has been in place […]

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We need to reevaluate the forms of contraception on offer

The recent trial of a men’s contraceptive pill has resulted in a 96 per cent success rate, heralding promises of a new form of contraception. Unlike the majority of birth control options, the new pill seeks to control the reproductive system of men not women, highlighting the gender bias in current birth control methods, where […]

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Editorial

It is high time I stopped apologising for your willy-waving

After a meeting in which she was consistently ignored by (male) client representatives, a close friend and colleague of mine was told by a senior, female colleague: “Don’t worry, they’re just doing a bit of willy-waving, once you start to look older you’ll learn to just wave your willy right back.” I assumed that this […]

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Effort to establish gender studies department makes gains

The effort to establish a gender studies department within the University of Edinburgh reached a key milestone last week with the opening of a new full-time position for a Gender Studies academic. The position, announced last Monday by Dash Sekhar, Vice President Academic Affairs of Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA), would involve co-ordinating a network […]

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Gender inequality still prevalent at Scottish universities

A recent report has shown that just 22 per cent of university professors across Scotland are female. The study, undertaken by the Scottish newspaper The Herald, also revealed that only 45 per cent of the total academic workforce are women. The number of female professorships has, however, increased from 2010-2011 when the figure stood at […]