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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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Talking with the BlackED Movement

CW: racism, homophobia Sharessa Naidoo, a BlackED Ambassador, kindly answered some of our questions about what we can expect from this inherently inclusive movement, how we can get involved and her own personal alignment with the work they are doing. For those who may not know, how was the BlackED Movement formed and what is […]

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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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Clitbait: takes on intersectionality, vaginas, and getting hacked

Clitbait is an online intersectional sisterhood. We founded it based on our desire to empower and embolden those who have been traditionally marginalised by wider society. Feminism, in our view, is all about space. It is about creating the opportunity for marginalised groups to take up space in a world where they are so often […]

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Angmoh is not like Ch*nk: on being East Asian Transmasc

Content warning: racial slurs, transphobia Discovery and then into the closet: “am I not a girl?” By Shinwoo Kim I read a lot while at an all girls’ high school. There are some stories that you read and forget, but there are others that resonate with you so strongly you remember every detail, and for […]

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The R. Kelly allegations point out the need for intersectionality

We are living through a period of exposure. For the past year, a slew of allegations have been hitting the media as women all over the world discuss their experiences of sexual harassment and assault. Often, the antagonist is presented by the media, denounced by their peers, and sentenced by the public. Can the same […]

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The book that tackles the lengthy history of sexism in science

The book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini has an imposing title. Declaring its intentions from the front cover, the book eloquently presents, explains then dismantles many of the ideologies ingrained in science and society that underpin the perceived differences between the sexes. Saini […]

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Emma Watson’s breasts do not affect her feminism

Since her cover shoot for Vanity Fair, Emma Watson has been met with an onslaught of criticism from other feminists, as well as the predictable online trolls. According to them, the photo is too revealing, and shifts her role from empowering women to one of degrading them. Apparently, her critics feel that extensive work with […]