Lucy Evans dissects a case of sexism in the workplace and what this tells us about the glass ceiling.
No gold medals for discrimination
Sienna White discusses how fashion has exposed sexist and racist practices at the Olympics.
Sexism kills – exploring consent, contraception and the stigma surrounding female sexual healthcare
Leah Frape discusses how the recent coil controversy has opened up a debate around female sexual and reproductive health
Tackling university culture’s underlying issue of sexism
Esther Huntington-Whiteley investigates the recent scandal involving freshers at Durham University and the deeper issues in society that need to be addressed regarding sexism and rape culture.
Image-Net Roulette: Artistic experiment or internet fad?
Katie Fox looks at the rise and impact of the image-based machine learning software, and evaluates the ethics behind it.
Culture Club: Have I Got News For You?
“You’re a patronising git, aren’t you?” said Steph McGovern to a supercilious Jeremy Paxman on the opening episode to the new series of Have I Got News For You. As guest host, Paxman isn’t the first man to talk down to a female panellist, and it seems he won’t be the last. That being said, […]
Ten Steps Men and Women Can Take to Support Gender Equality
Fortunately, more and more people are beginning to understand the true definition of feminism and are openly identifying with it. The recent news of the sexual harassment allegations surrounding prominent members of parliament and the media demonstrates that women are speaking up, whilst also signifying that the need to discuss women’s issues is more important […]
What to wear: the misogyny of Halloween
As a guy, I’m in the lucky position of costume-freedom around Halloween. I feel no pressure to go as anything ‘sexy’ or ‘adult’. I could go as anything from a Comida! wrap to drunken Gandalf the Grey; from an ablaze Royal Clarence Hotel to Yoda’s mother; from Donald Trump to a North Korean ICBM. No […]
The ‘slapping law’ – domestic violence legislation in Russia
Violence forms a part of quarter of all Russian families: 14,000 women a year die from injuries caused by their husbands or relatives. It is estimates like these, quoted by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2008, that hint at what a Russian Exeter student calls ‘a serious problem in Russia.’ The 2010 report […]
Not Just a Pretty Face
Director Olorunfemi Fagunwa was rejected as a candidate for directing theatre through the Kenneth Branagh New Writing Award at Windsor Fringe Festival because “the committee & the play’s director have agreed that a male director would be better for this play (Eyes to the Wind)”, according to the email she received in response to her application. […]