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Poetic Prizes: The Forward Prizes takes on the North

Poetic Prizes: The Forward Prizes takes on the North

After relocating to Manchester’s Contract Theatre, the Mancunion attends the prestigious Forward Prizes for a night of awe and bereavement
The politician, the media, and her wardrobe

The politician, the media, and her wardrobe

The gender of female MPs is still a source of criticism that their male counterparts have never been subjected to
Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Is gender just about women, or do men have a voice too? Conflicted, this politics student doesn’t know where he stands.
Review: Dreamgirls

Review: Dreamgirls

Jessica Hamilton and Katie Bray review Dreamgirls at the Palace Theatre, where it is playing as part of its first-ever UK tour – starring Nicole Raquel Dennis
UK healthcare is structurally sexist – how do we fix it?

UK healthcare is structurally sexist – how do we fix it?

What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than by discovering the severe structural sexism of the UK healthcare system?
Off-court: Tennis Association negligence towards charges of domestic abuse against players

Off-court: Tennis Association negligence towards charges of domestic abuse against players

The Tennis Association has failed to address multiple charges of domestic abuse against its players
Reclaim the Night 2022!

Reclaim the Night 2022!

If women could solve the issue of male violence and sexual harassment themselves, we would have done so already
Turning the heat up on gender politics: Is the Main Library too cold for female students?

Turning the heat up on gender politics: Is the Main Library too cold for female students?

A ‘chilling’ discovery finds that the University of Manchester sets the libraries’ thermostats to 19c-21c, despite the preferred workplace temperature being 24 degrees Celsius for women and 22 degrees Celsius for men. 
Misogyny Still Defines the Music Industry in 2021

Misogyny Still Defines the Music Industry in 2021

Emily Johnston delves deep into how misogyny continues to influence contemporary music, from the dominance of male production, to the safety of women at gigs.
Spotlight: Laura Bates’ Men Who Hate Women

Spotlight: Laura Bates’ Men Who Hate Women

In light of recent news, Victoria Roberts explains why Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates is an essential read
Review: The Shadows (MIFTA)

Review: The Shadows (MIFTA)

Alexia Pieretti reviews dark comedic social commentary The Shadows, performed at the King’s Arms as part of the Drama Society’s MIFTA season
Opinion: Tyson Fury is no hero

Opinion: Tyson Fury is no hero

Fury needs to properly acknowledge his past derogatory comments before he can be treated as a sports hero, argues Kate Jackson
Thunder Girl: in conversation with Melanie Blake

Thunder Girl: in conversation with Melanie Blake

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy and Claudia Langley interview Melanie Blake, ahead of the tour of the stage adaptation of her best-selling novel, The Thunder Girls
OnlyFans: an easy way out?

OnlyFans: an easy way out?

Cara Conte delves into the world of Onlyfans and the evolving world of sex work
Review: Melanie Blake’s The Thunder Girls

Review: Melanie Blake’s The Thunder Girls

Claudia Langley and Theatre Editor Jay Darcy review The Thunder Girls, directed by Joyce Branagh and based on the best-selling book by Melanie Blake
Review: The RSC’s The Taming of The Shrew

Review: The RSC’s The Taming of The Shrew

Kayleigh Crawford reviews the RSC’s gender-swapped adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew at the Lowry
Serena Williams cartoon cleared of racism, deemed “offensive”

Serena Williams cartoon cleared of racism, deemed “offensive”

The Serena Williams cartoon that circulated after her US Open final loss has been cleared of racism and continues to divide opinions
Opinion: Sexism remains an issue in the music industry

Opinion: Sexism remains an issue in the music industry

Women make up just 17% of the charts, and sexism in the industry goes much deeper even in our local music scenes, writes Lily Martin
Review: Cuts of the Cloth

Review: Cuts of the Cloth

Jay Darcy reviews Cuts of the Cloth as part of the HOME Push Festival
A fight for equality has no room for hypocrisy

A fight for equality has no room for hypocrisy

Jay Darcy writes about the need for campaigns for equality with regards to oppressed or minority groups either in race, gender or sexuality to recognise their overlapping aims.

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