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.
Katie Fox looks at the rise and impact of the image-based machine learning software, and evaluates the ethics behind it.
“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, […]
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 […]
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 film industry has flirted with the word ‘feminism’ a lot in recent years. Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Joss Whedon, Channing Tatum – amongst many more – all proudly declare themselves as feminists. Looking at the industry, it’s not surprising that many have been outraged by inequality. According to one study by Directors UK, in […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Last week, I heard a sexist joke. It went something like ‘What do you call a woman with two black eyes? Nothing, you already told her twice’. Everyone in the room chuckled and yet I found it very difficult to laugh– it made me too annoyed. I was accused of ‘not being able to take […]