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52 Forgotten Women: Why you should read Bygone Badass Broads.

52 Forgotten Women: Why you should read Bygone Badass Broads.

Women who have long fallen lost to history are celebrated in Mackenzie Lee’s book ‘Bygone Badass Broads,’ which gives all the inspiration you’ll need if you’re feeling low on motivation. There really is a story for everyone. Here’s why you’ll definitely be needing this one on your shelf sooner rather than later
An Equal Relationship: Do entrenched norms still define dating?

An Equal Relationship: Do entrenched norms still define dating?

Traditional ideas of who does what when dating is still out there, but why?
Are women more likely to die post-surgery under a male surgeon?

Are women more likely to die post-surgery under a male surgeon?

A terrifying and headline grabbing statistic has drawn plenty of media attention., but is there anything to the claims?
The life of a woman: Part 1

The life of a woman: Part 1

A new lifestyle series created to celebrate and draw awareness to wonderful and difficult experiences women face on a daily basis
One small step for NASA, one giant leap for womankind

One small step for NASA, one giant leap for womankind

Artemis III: NASA’s new mission to put the first woman on the moon
Being a man should not make you worth more

Being a man should not make you worth more

The gender pay gap and equal pay are both important, but it’s also necessary to know the differences between these terms to understand the statistics
Table Tennis Club celebrates International Women’s Day

Table Tennis Club celebrates International Women’s Day

Kate MacLachlan talks to UoM’s Table Tennis Club about female representation and diversity in the sport
Mountaineering Club reaches new heights of gender equality

Mountaineering Club reaches new heights of gender equality

Writer Kate MacLachlan notes how the membership of the University’s Mountaineering Club has diversified in recent history
Misogyny in STEM: the evidence and the future

Misogyny in STEM: the evidence and the future

Jacklin Kwan explores how sexism is perpetuated in STEM and results in disparity in gender representation
Hate all Hate Crime

Hate all Hate Crime

Cachella Smith, in light of the potential changes to the Gender Recognition Act, argues that in order to fully combat misogyny, hate crime against any gender is necessary, including radical feminist groups pitted against men and trans women
Guys, look out for us girls

Guys, look out for us girls

Rona McCann explores unsettling phenomenons that women and girls face every day and why we should all being doing more to eradicate them
Feminists can wear pink: an interview with Scarlett Curtis

Feminists can wear pink: an interview with Scarlett Curtis

Liv Clarke attends the ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink’ discussion at the Lowry Theatre and asks Scarlett Curtis what she thinks about feminism
CERN physicist accused of “sexist” comments

CERN physicist accused of “sexist” comments

One of CERN’s lead contributory theorists, Professor Alexander Strumia, has been suspended after causing widespread outrage over his remarks in a gender equality seminar. In a workshop organised by CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) on Friday 28th September, Strumia claimed that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”. It […]
Gender pay gap among Uber drivers

Gender pay gap among Uber drivers

Drivers’ experience on the platform, preferences of where and when to work, and driving speed account for difference in pay

Women in Media networking event at The Botanist

The informal ‘Women in Media’ networking event is a chance to speak to respected women within the industry and meet this year’s ‘Women in Media’ committee

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

Feminist reflections on International Women’s Day

A reflection on 2017’s International Women’s Day, what it means for feminism, and how it can help us reflect on the fight for gender equality

Inspired by the Women’s March? Get involved in Manchester

There is a myriad of events happening in 2017 in Manchester to fight for gender equality and women’s rights, so if the Women’s March inspired you to get involved, here’s a short round-up of how you can

Preview: OMG! Girls in Tech

To be held on the 28th October, the OMG! Girls in Tech conference aims to inspire young women to challenge stereotypes and recognise their potential in the tech industry

St. Andrews appoints second female chancellor

The second female Vice-Chancellor in St Andrews’ history has been appointed at the university