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Women’s ‘invisible labour’ is the backbone of Christmas

Women’s ‘invisible labour’ is the backbone of Christmas

All of the work women put into the festive season goes underappreciated, underacknowledged and unpaid; I’m fed up with it
The End We Start From review: Quietly moving, powerfully provocative

The End We Start From review: Quietly moving, powerfully provocative

Mahalia Belo’s depiction of an ecological crisis is grimly realistic but Jodie Comer’s portrayal of the challenges of womanhood steals the show
Iconic women who paved the way in Manchester

Iconic women who paved the way in Manchester

We highlight the lives of six of Manchester’s most inspiring women, their stories, and their legacies
Equity for women in Science: An interview with Dr Cassidy Sugimoto

Equity for women in Science: An interview with Dr Cassidy Sugimoto

In their new book, Dr Cassidy Sugimoto and Dr Vincent Larivière highlight the challenges facing women in science and how they can be addressed.
Women on Wikipedia: Is your favourite encyclopaedia gender biased?

Women on Wikipedia: Is your favourite encyclopaedia gender biased?

Dr Jessica Wade works behind the scenes on Wikipedia to try to amplify scientific achievements which go unheard of against the big names in science.
Rape culture in the music industry: Raye’s ‘Ice Cream Man.’

Rape culture in the music industry: Raye’s ‘Ice Cream Man.’

In this stunning but devastating song, Raye speaks for all women who have experienced sexual assault
International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

What’s going on for International Women’s Day, find out here:
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
How healthcare fails women

How healthcare fails women

Women have been neglected by the healthcare system for centuries. Surely, it’s time for a change.
2021 in Film: A Year of Women in Horror

2021 in Film: A Year of Women in Horror

From the Netflix flagship films to the independent low budget flicks, 2021 has been a big year for female dominated horror movies. Dan Collins looks back at the female stars, auteurs and writers of the last year.
Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra

Free the Nipple: A History of the Bra

A comprehensive history of the bra, from corsets, bandeaus and nylon to under wiring, Victoria’s Secret and the ‘free the nipple’ movement
The Origins and History of Reclaim the Night

The Origins and History of Reclaim the Night

What are the origins of Reclaim the Night?
Female empowerment playlist

Female empowerment playlist

A playlist of female empowerment anthems compiled by The Mancunion’s Music Section contributors.
Ladies first: Misogyny in the music industry

Ladies first: Misogyny in the music industry

Serena Jemmett talks to women in the music industry about their experiences being dismissed, ignored and sexualised.
Women in Media returns for its seventh year in Manchester

Women in Media returns for its seventh year in Manchester

The Women in Media conference is returning to Manchester for its seventh year in the city. Find out why you won’t want to miss it!
Contact Theatre is Breaking Bread this Women’s History Month

Contact Theatre is Breaking Bread this Women’s History Month

Contact Theatre is marking Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a trio of female-led shows
Women in Space: revolutionising the past to pave way for the future

Women in Space: revolutionising the past to pave way for the future

Exploring some of the most important Women in Space from the past.
Student businesses to follow  #2: Fashion

Student businesses to follow #2: Fashion

The second instalment of the ‘Student Businesses to Follow’ series, which focuses on fashion brands
The PPE gap: another risk for women in healthcare

The PPE gap: another risk for women in healthcare

Georgie Selwood takes a look at PPE and whether one size truly fits all.
A pocket-sized problem, a modern-day inequality

A pocket-sized problem, a modern-day inequality

Ever tried to put your phone in the pocket of your new jeans and found it to be fake? Or your dress pocket is hardly big enough for a phone? There’s a reason for that.