Jemima Piggott discusses her time spent living in the Middle East and what she learnt about women’s work culture there.
Lina Idrees reflects on the recent spotlighted cases of gender-based violence in Pakistan and its enduring narrative which has preserved a culture of impunity.
Kevin Yu discusses discrimination in STEM subjects
Catherine Lloyd, Copy Editor, condemns the recent trend of reducing women’s corporate and business successes to the term “girlboss” The term “Girlboss” is the verbal equivalent of a pat on the head or worse, a participation medal. And women are cladding themselves in t-shirts, carrying tote bags and drinking from water-bottles emblazoned with the phrase […]
When defining drag, it seems there are many variations. To some, or the mainstream, drag queens are cis-males dressing as, and putting on the characteristics of, women. Yet, it is a lot more complex. For starters, there are also drag kings. Both of which do not have to be performed by cis-men/women. More than anything, […]
Homelessness, natural disasters and extreme poverty. All of these things have several impacts, with many charities working hard to provide food, bedding and other supplies. But when people talk about these issues, how many actually consider the importance of access to sanitary products for young girls and women? Every day, many young women around the world […]
Kate Andrews of the Institute of Economic Affairs spoke to students yesterday, urging female students in particular not to believe the ‘victimhood politics’ represented by the gender pay gap issue – of which she describes as a ‘myth’. The generally accepted figure for the gender pay gap is 9.4 percent between men and women. In her […]
Exeposé recently uncovered the gender pay gap existing between employees of the University of Exeter, with women earning a whopping 21% less than their male colleagues. This story, quite rightly, made front page news, with academics and students alike reacting with outrage to the investigation. Whilst I am in no way validating this pay gap […]
Female staff members at the University of Exeter are expected to earn 21 per cent less than their male counterparts – whilst the gender pay gap for academics is, on average, 16.7 per cent. According to an Exeposé Freedom of Information (FOI) request, the University’s gender pay gap has a mean value of £8,476 for […]
Too often female comedians are forced to make themselves the butt of the joke rather than showcasing their own wit and experience. Why is this, I wonder? Having seen Sarah Millican live a few years ago, I can say that, at least to a degree, female comedians restrict themselves, deliberately or not, to joking about […]