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 […]
Foreign Correspondent in Hong Kong, Callum Hill, discusses how the NGO EmpowerU is tackling the issue of workers’ exploitation, following his experience volunteering with the organisation.
Two separate women’s rights events have occurred in Exeter over the past couple of weeks: the Dead Women Walking Devon March (25th November) and Reclaim the Night (1st December). Both events, though different in the issues they intend to highlight, are united in their aims of raising awareness of concerns regarding women’s safety. Both also […]
R ecently, women in Poland went on strike to protest against the threat of a misogynistic change in law – a proposal for a total ban on abortions. In what became known as ‘Black Monday’, thousands of female citizens fearlessly took to the streets in Warsaw to demonstrate against the unjust proposition. Thankfully, the pro-choice […]
The right to vote has long been a crucial aim of gender equality and, more recently, human rights movements in all parts of the world. Participation in a nation’s political system is largely seen as a route to better standards of living. Since elected representatives are, in theory, motivated to do the best thing for […]
The atmosphere at the Picturehouse is uplifting at the best of times, but the opening screening of Suffragette on Monday was brimming with an assortment of eager feminists. Clad in ‘Votes for women’ sashes and floor length silk dresses, the staff looked like they had stepped out of the movement. Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) is […]