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Fallowfield’s 18.35%: Why are students not voting?

Fallowfield’s 18.35%: Why are students not voting?

The recent narrative of student voter engagement has not been a particularly positive one, and Manchester’s students are no exception to this
Blue Beard review: Problematic and distasteful plastic feminism

Blue Beard review: Problematic and distasteful plastic feminism

In production with Wise Children theatre company, Emma Rice’s new adaptation of Blue Beard uses circus tricks, smoke, and mirrors to dance around the genuine issues it is trying to tackle
Indelicate 4.0: Are sex and art mutually exclusive?

Indelicate 4.0: Are sex and art mutually exclusive?

The Mancunion explores the magical world of West Art Collective’s fetish and sex-positive art exhibition, Indelicate 4.0. The naughtiest night in Manchester celebrates all things pleasure, desire and sex through art, risqué performances, and workshops
“Menstruation involves everybody, not just females”: in conversation with ‘Once a Month’

“Menstruation involves everybody, not just females”: in conversation with ‘Once a Month’

UoM’s student volunteering project ‘Once a Month’ discuss intersectional feminism, toxic masculinity and what the university can do to raise more awareness around period poverty and coercion
University of Manchester’s Reclaim the Night takes over city centre

University of Manchester’s Reclaim the Night takes over city centre

The new route saw the march take over the city centre with a wider diversity of speakers than previous events
Reclaim the Night: New route, same old problems

Reclaim the Night: New route, same old problems

The yearly Reclaim the Night march was empowering, but one speech in particular fell flat, and left me feeling disillusioned about Reclaim’s productivity
How do we make Reclaim the Night more than just a “white women’s march”? In conversation with the Feminist Collective

How do we make Reclaim the Night more than just a “white women’s march”? In conversation with the Feminist Collective

The Feminist Collective discuss the effectiveness of Reclaim the Night campaign, and the changes they hope to see to make it more inclusive and intersectional
“More than just a march”: Interview with Aisha Akram ahead of Reclaim

“More than just a march”: Interview with Aisha Akram ahead of Reclaim

Ahead of the Reclaim the Night march on 29 November, we sat down with the Aisha Akram Students’ Union’s Wellbeing and Liberation officer, to talk about the event, its meaning, and her wider goals for the values of Reclaim
Falling admissions, multiple misconduct failings, and SU suspensions: University round-up

Falling admissions, multiple misconduct failings, and SU suspensions: University round-up

The university stories we’re following this week involved several university staff failures, budget cuts for major universities and a second suspension for an SU President
In conversation with the Feminist Collective: “It’s about making sure that no one’s voice goes unheard”

In conversation with the Feminist Collective: “It’s about making sure that no one’s voice goes unheard”

The Mancunion sat down with the University of Manchester’s Feminist Collective to talk about their society values, their plans for the year ahead, and intersectional feminism
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
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?
The Darkness Manifesto Review: Johan Eklöf’s illuminating new book sheds light on the night but warns us against doing the same

The Darkness Manifesto Review: Johan Eklöf’s illuminating new book sheds light on the night but warns us against doing the same

See the world through a new lens as Johan Eklöf’s ‘The Darkness Manifesto’ poetically exposes the dark undertones of nature, politics and pollution for better or for worse.
“If you say you’re going to do something, do it”: Bev Craig

“If you say you’re going to do something, do it”: Bev Craig

Councillor Bev Craig joins us for an interview after delivering a speech at Reclaim the Night, where she talks about the changes that the council is attempting to make.
“Whose streets? Our streets” chants echo during Reclaim the Night

“Whose streets? Our streets” chants echo during Reclaim the Night

This years Reclaim the Night protest saw hundreds of students marching from Fallowfield to the Students’ Union in protest against gender-based violence
In conversation with Sacha Lord

In conversation with Sacha Lord

We sat down with Sacha Lord to discuss this year’s Reclaim the Night campaign, his thoughts on the loss in momentum of the anti-spiking movement, and the effect the cost of living crisis will have on students
Empowerment through language: Stop putting yourself down

Empowerment through language: Stop putting yourself down

With Reclaim the Night in mind, the Lifestyle section has decided to unpack how the language we use to address ourselves and others has the power to change our outlook from self-doubt to self-confidence
Is it time to reclaim Reclaim the Night?

Is it time to reclaim Reclaim the Night?

Reclaim the Night is a vital event but sometimes the language used surrounding it can have the opposite effect of its intent
An afternoon at Manchester Rape Crisis

An afternoon at Manchester Rape Crisis

An interview with Manchester Rape Crisis’ Chief Executive Officer, one of the partner charities for this year’s Reclaim the Night campaign
“When I say I’m a virgin, no one believes me”: The Sisterhood of Mustang

“When I say I’m a virgin, no one believes me”: The Sisterhood of Mustang

Mustang stunningly captures a notion of female unity, it is distinctive in its relevancy to contemporary feminist movements