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International Women’s Day: To Celebrate in Protest

This article was originally submitted on the 3rd April It began with a 4:30am start and a cold bus ride to the beach. I remember telling people about this, to which I received many comments involving the word ‘crazy’, but that’s why I did it. On International Women’s Day 2022, I ran into the ocean […]

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Underrated women in politics

With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we can expect many headlines invoking the names of world-renowned female politicians: Angela Merkel, Kamala Harris, Jacinda Ardern. What will, perhaps, not be talked about so much are the hidden majority of women in the political arena who go unnoticed. And that’s not to discredit some of the […]

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Golden Globes: how much has the film industry changed?

It is no secret that Hollywood is not the paradise it is often idealised as, especially for women, people of colour and other minority groups. After the prominence of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the 2018 Golden Globes, many of the female attendants wore black dresses in solidarity with women who were sharing […]

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Voices in Focus: Celebrating International Women’s Day with Clitbait

For this year’s International Women’s Day we spoke to Lilah Hyman and Laila Gaffar, the Co-founders of Clitbait Blog, an intersectional, virtual feminist sisterhood which aims to empower and celebrate all women. How would you define intersectionality and why is it so important within feminism? “‘Intersectionality’, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is essentially a framework of […]

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Status: mentally Love Island, physically lockdown

The third lockdown has not brought much new to my life except a revived obsession with Love Island. Having made my way previously through all the UK seasons, Love Island Australia and briefly flirting with Love Island USA (bad move), I have returned to my former love: Love Island UK Season 3. For those less […]

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International Women’s Day: celebrating Lifestyle’s unsung heroes

In the past year, we have seen social justice movements, a global pandemic, political uprisings and creative innovations. At the front of many of those changes were incredible women, sustaining us through lockdown, saving lives, leading protests and countries, advocating for justice. With International Women’s Day coming up, here is a list of inspiring women […]

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Transphobic stickers found on West Nicholson Street before International Women’s Day

CW: transphobia 7 March 2021, a slew of transphobic stickers were found littered across West Nicholson Street directly opposite the university. The stickers were placed sometime between 2-11 pm, presumably after sunset as they had gone unnoticed by the majority of the public. The Student was alerted to this situation by a mere observer who […]

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The Female Image

A consideration of Emily Ratajkowski’s essay for Harper’s Bazaar… Model, actor and activist, Emily Ratajkowski is no stranger to the discussion of feminism and body positivity, despite receiving controversial opinions. In her 2019 essay for Harper Bazaar, Ratajkowski writes a personal account of her experience of being a woman in an ever-changing society that fears […]