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Why are periods still not taken seriously?

England’s latest policy review puts Women’s health and safety on the line. Recent statements from Northern Irish Health Minister Robin Swann are just another reminder that our society still has a long way to go before it achieves gender equality. Turning down a proposal to make period products free in all schools, colleges, and public […]

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Dominic “feminists are among the most obnoxious bigots” Raab: hero of women?

In light of the multitude of spiking and injecting cases across the country, we must consider the vast extent of misogyny that still persists despite the apparent progress we have made over the last century. Yet a key question is raised – why do we care about women? Should misogyny really be a hate crime? […]

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Features

A Conversation with Strut Safe: ‘Policing Should Not Exist As It Currently Does’

Orla MacMahon talks to the co-founder of Strut Safe about women’s safety and the police.

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Editorial

Not all men, but too many men

CW: Sexual Assault Walk fast and keep your head down. Avoid making eye contact but stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Don’t wear anything that could draw attention to you. Always be ready to scream if you feel threatened. At night, never walk home alone. Are you a woman? Do you tend to leave […]

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Voices

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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Voices

Walking in the Dark

CW: Sexual Assault “Don’t walk in the Meadows at night,” everyone told me. I ignored them.  Sarah Everard’s death has ricocheted around the world. From Kent, the news of her murder has spread from city to city, even country to country. I see the effects of her death everywhere. When I cross through the Meadows, […]

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Get to know your Women’s Students Liberation Officer candidates

This year’s student elections have kicked off and many have been wondering who to vote for. Often, most of the attention is given to the EUSA President and VP races; however, equally important are the Liberation Officers who will be in charge of looking after the wellbeing of our more vulnerable student populations. In this […]

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Voices

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 […]