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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: Reddit

Banning online communities of misogynists is a good thing, here’s why

Sam Glover talks to members of the recently banned ‘Incel’ group, and argues that banning the community is the right move

Photo: Luciano Castillo @ Flickr

Men need an alternative to the toxic men’s rights movement

The Men’s Rights Movement make some valid points, it’s just a shame that everyone involved in it thinks such horrible things about women.

Photo: Elise Gallagher

A culture of objectification, not rape

We must be more accurate with our definitions of the threats that women face if we are to tackle misogynistic behaviour in public and in private

Photo: Kathy Drasky@Flickr

Was the Women’s March a waste of energy?

No matter how many millions of women marched, Donald Trump was always going to hold onto power, pushing ahead with his policies. But that does not mean the march was in vain

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Hull Union apologises for ‘sex act game’ during sports club night

Outrage as union club night, hosted by DJ Lee Watson, “exploited and degraded” women during a game to win a free ticket to sports tour

Debate discusses whether the system should be broken to empower women. Photo: The Mancunion

Women are empowered by breaking the system

Manchester Debating Union concludes with an overwhelming majority that women are empowered by breaking the system, not succeeding within it

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Piggate and the darker side to university initiations

Following the recent ‘Piggate’ allegations, Jack Howell reports on the prevailing and dangerous phenomenon of initiation ceremonies at UK universities

Did Yvette Cooper position herself as the feminist candidate despite anti-feminist actions? Photo: Wikimedia Commons

What room for feminism in the political vacuum of the Labour leadership election?

With the Labour leadership contest drawn to a close, Grace Iona Annesley-Mair retrospectively discusses Yvette Cooper’s billing as the ‘feminist’ candidate

Photo: fnord80 @Flickr

Feminism: Challenging inequality or pernicious social engineering?

Feminism is nothing but a subversive blaming mechanism setting women against men and it does not adequately address gender inequalities

The LGBT+ community has long accepted gender roles as socially constructed tools for the sake of oppression. Has the realisation led to the overuse of 'de'gendered slurs? Photo: bentavener @Flickr

Sluts, bitches, and the LGBT+ community

Have slurs become degendered in the LGBT+ community? Is it still marginalising women? Can we even answer these questions at all?