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F1 vs feminism: The impact of Susie Wolff allegations against female involvement in the sport

F1 vs feminism: The impact of Susie Wolff allegations against female involvement in the sport

The 2023 allegations and subsequent investigations against Susie Wolff could have an impact on the role of women in motorsports
The Booker Prize: Empowering or performative?

The Booker Prize: Empowering or performative?

The Booker Prize’s shortlist has been announced, and as always, each entry is laden with polemical and current societal commentaries. But why does this prize champion liberation? Perhaps due to its colonial past and problematic present.
Promising Young Woman didn’t deserve a release, nevermind an Oscar

Promising Young Woman didn’t deserve a release, nevermind an Oscar

As Saltburn dominates FilmTok, Emerald Fennell’s misguided feature debut is once again back in a spotlight that it never deserved
In conversation with MMU art matriarch Sue Fox: “I have no fear of anything”

In conversation with MMU art matriarch Sue Fox: “I have no fear of anything”

Sue Fox is a passionately fearless creatrix, urging students to use their art to find themselves and lose their fear. The Mancunion spoke to Sue about connecting with yourself and the role of art as therapy.
Doon Mackichan talks acting, feminism and life lessons at Manchester Literature Festival

Doon Mackichan talks acting, feminism and life lessons at Manchester Literature Festival

From empowerment to activism: here’s everything we should be learning from Doon Mackichan’s appearance at Manchester Literature Festival
Inside Taylormania: What does it really mean to be a fan of the world’s biggest super-star?

Inside Taylormania: What does it really mean to be a fan of the world’s biggest super-star?

Just 55 shows into her record-breaking international stadium tour, Taylor Swift is bigger than ever. From sold-out shows, a recent re-recording project (Taylor’s Version), and politicised documentaries, we ask: what does it really mean to be a fan of the world’s biggest superstar?
I don’t want to become a journalist because of Russell Brand

I don’t want to become a journalist because of Russell Brand

The media industry is becoming increasingly notorious for protecting sexual predators – and the men at the top are preventing women from pursuing a career in the industry
Film, fashion, and the female nude: Eroticism and femininity in photography

Film, fashion, and the female nude: Eroticism and femininity in photography

Lara Hedge delves into the history of the female nude and its relation to contemporary photography practice through her own work
In the wake of a recent stabbing, this year’s Reclaim the Night is more important than ever

In the wake of a recent stabbing, this year’s Reclaim the Night is more important than ever

The stabbing of a 15-year-old London schoolgirl shows the importance of continuing the fight against gender-based violence
Review: The Drifters’ Girl at Manchester Opera House

Review: The Drifters’ Girl at Manchester Opera House

Harmonising History: The Resonant Journey of The Drifters
Who are our cities built for? (And why is it only men?)

Who are our cities built for? (And why is it only men?)

The Mancunion discusses feminist urbanism, who our cities are built for, and how we can make them more inclusive spaces
Bloomers are back: A successful attempt at reclaiming feminist fashion?

Bloomers are back: A successful attempt at reclaiming feminist fashion?

An exploration of bloomers as a feminist symbol and their role in fashion today
A love letter to my little sister, my younger self, and my bikini line

A love letter to my little sister, my younger self, and my bikini line

Puberty is never a pleasant experience. Yet under the patriarchal society we live in, where female bodies are labelled by male ‘discovers’, it’s even harder for the female, trans, and queer community. But, as adults, does this discomfort have to continue, or do we have a voice over the perceptions of our own bodies?
Contact invites you to reach for the stars (in search of your own orgasm)

Contact invites you to reach for the stars (in search of your own orgasm)

STARS: An Afrofuturist Space Odyssey comes to Contact as part of its UK tour
Review: Opera North – The Cunning Little Vixen

Review: Opera North – The Cunning Little Vixen

Welcome to the forest: Opera North’s performance of Janáček’s political opera The Cunning Little Vixen was nothing short of brilliant
Redefining “The Safe Space”: Black Girls’ Space

Redefining “The Safe Space”: Black Girls’ Space

Black Girl’s Space disproves orthodox notions of what safe spaces are, and what they achieve
International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

What’s going on for International Women’s Day, find out here:
Women Talking review: An act of female imagination

Women Talking review: An act of female imagination

Women Talking shows us what women living in a rural religious community will decide when faced with the future of their survival
Extraordinary review: superpowers and quarter-life crises

Extraordinary review: superpowers and quarter-life crises

Extraordinary shows us a world where everyone has a superpower, except our protagonist Jen.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover review: Steamy, stylish, and slow

Lady Chatterley’s Lover review: Steamy, stylish, and slow

Netflix’s latest adaption of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover is steamy, stylish, and slow