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University of Manchester professor in ‘sexist’ twitter row

As well as tweeting about waking up next to a Students’ Union Women Officer, it appears the professor has been ‘liking’ other controversial content on Twitter

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Interview: Women’s Equality Party – Sally Carr

As part of our series of interviews with local candidates before June 8th, we sit down with Sally Carr the Women’s Equality party candidate for Withington

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The 1973 suffragettes of women’s football and the future of the sport

The National Football Museum held the ‘Suffragettes in Football’ event on the 7th of March, where female football pioneers talked about their experience with football

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Harvard suspends men’s soccer team over sexual comments

Harvard cancels the Men’s soccer season, after discovering that sexually explicit ‘scouting reports’, rating women from the team, continued from 2012 through to 2016

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City University students vote to ban the Sun, Mail and Express

The Students’ Union at City University, renowned as one of the top journalism schools, have passed a motion to ban newspapers in order to “oppose fascism”

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Are universities sexist?

Recent studies have found that only 22% of professors are female. Does this mean that universities are inherently sexist?

Those who identified with one or multiple minority groups were charged less for a cupcake. Photo: (Mariam) @Flickr

Death and rape threats made in feminist cupcake dispute

Personal attacks were made to organisers of a ‘gender pay gap’ bake sale at the University of Queensland that charged different prices to men and women

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Interview: The Cribs

People’s punk band the Cribs have weathered thirteen years well thanks to their DIY spirit. Jacob Bernard-Banton talks to bassist Gary Jarman about sexism and showmanship

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The problems of authenticity in male-dominated rock music journalism

Joe Connell examines the narrow scope of gendered rock criticism that has for decades revolved around the phallic symbol of an electric guitar. Is a paradigm shift upon us?


Better sex education key to tackling sexual assaults, campaigners say

Campaigners call on government to reform sex education, claiming current system leaves many unprepared

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LSE report recommends mandatory quotas to reduce gender inequality

Report designed to inform political and public policy debates calls for legislative change in four sectors to reduce gender inequality

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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