The median age to graduate university in the UK is 22 years old, which for our grandparents’s generation was the average age for a woman to have her first child. Although we have seen generational shifts in heteronormative expectations and norms, there still seems to be subliminal pressures for 21st century women to marry, have […]
Tag: Women’s Rights
What are we facing in 2023?
This week’s publication is undoubtedly a celebration of women’s contribution to society, both throughout history and today. However, the edition should also remind us of the continued emphasis we must place on gender issues. Despite the immense progress we have seen in women’s rights over the last century, gender equality must not be taken for […]
Hope still exists for Iran
CW: Mention of sexual assualt. A couple of weeks ago, Mahsa Amini was visiting Iran’s capital city, Tehran. Whilst there, she bumped into the Iranian state’s ‘morality police’ who took her into custody for not wearing her hijab in an ‘appropriate’ way. A few days later, she was fighting for her life in an intensive […]
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 […]
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? […]
Orla MacMahon talks to the co-founder of Strut Safe about women’s safety and the police.
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 […]
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 […]