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The Olive Gatherers 1889 Photo: Manchester Art Gallery

Renewed female representation: ‘Painting Light and Hope’

Nearly a century since Annie Swynnerton was first exhibited at the Manchester Art Gallery, they pay homage to her legacy as part of the Wonder Woman Festival running across Manchester

Credit: Chloe Weare

Review: Stroppy

Anuli Changa enjoys the angst and humour of Chloe Weare’s ode to teenage girlhood. Part of the Drama Society’s MIFTA season 2018

Petra Collins Gucci campaign Photo: Vimeo

Profile: Petra Collins and imagined nostalgia

Liv Clarke identifies why Petra Collins’ hazy dreamscape photography has become so pertinent in our own female realities

Photo: Kirstie O'Mahony

Students ‘Reclaim the Night’

Students took to the streets to protest violence against women

Photo: Reclaim the Night

Reclaim the Night comes back to Manchester

Hundreds of women will take to the streets to fight for feminism and against violence against women

Photo: UMSU

Review: The Vagina Monologues 2018

Anuli Changa finds empowerment and diversity in the University of Manchester’s production of the 1996 play

Photo: Yasmeen Mjalli

Socially engaged art: the feminist genre of change?

Fighting for women’s freedom from harassment, activist Yasmeen Mjalli discusses how she weaponises the medium of protest art to create social change in the West Bank

Photo: ph-stop @ Wikimedia Commons

Feminism and the F1 grid girls

On one hand is a symbolic step forward, on the other is many women left without jobs

Suffragettes 1908 Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Wonder Women 2018

We look ahead to the the feminist festival taking over of Manchester through an innovative series of exhibitions, performances and discussions

Photo: Artwork by Izzy Rooke-Ley

Writing ‘The Female Sex (Education)’

Creator of ‘the.f.sex’ Instagram account, Izzy Rooke-Ley, explains the importance of presenting an educative platform dedicated to female sexuality and sexual pleasure

Geguri, the first female competitor in Overwatch APEX

Photo: Twitter @ overwatch_news1

What it’s like being a ‘girl gamer’

Traditionally ‘nerdy’ sub-cultures are terrible to women

Photo: WIkimedia Commons

Meghan Markle: the feminist, not the fiancé

In the wake of the media storm surrounding Meghan Markle, James Johnson takes account of the narratives surrounding the history of our newest royal