• Magazines for a New Generation: how ‘girly mags’ have become Political, Powerful, and Personal

    Go into any corner shop and go to the magazine aisle. What do you see? It’ll probably be a fairly strong distinction between ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ magazines, a line drawn between pink and blue, between fashion and cars. Granted, change has been occurring, and more and more people are...
  • 100 Vaginas: The Empowering Documentary Breaking Down Taboos

    The bold documentary explores the functions and importance of the vagina and the impact it has on the individual women interviewed. By touching on subjects that have largely been regarded as taboo or stigmatised, for example periods, female masturbation and the vagina itself, it aims to normalise conversation surrounding...
  • The politics of Ruth E. Carter’s fashion designs

    We cannot escape politics when it comes to fashion, no matter what we wear. Each garment binds us to a political statement whether we realise it or not. Fashion almost always coincides with making a political and powerful statement. For instance, in 1919, labour leader Luisa Capetillo became the...
  • I Weigh: A Declaration of Self-Love

    Social media can often get in the way of how we view ourselves and although we can sit with friends and family and admit this, sometimes we need an extra reminder. If you have not already heard of the I_Weigh movement on Instagram, then it is time to check...
  • LOVE – TO ALL THE GIRLS OUT THERE – YOU NEED TO READ THIS

    My girl WhatsApp group chat continually buzzes with general random topics like food, fashion and most importantly, boys. Screenshots of conversations ping back and forth and advice is absolutely needed. ‘What do I do?’, ‘I like him but he did this and he treated me like that’ and the...
  • One day is not enough to celebrate women

    The 8th of March passed as quickly as it came. Whilst the University of Nottingham hosted an array of events to celebrate, we ask: was it enough? International Women’s Day. A commemoration of the movement for women’s rights. A celebration of two X chromosomes. 24 out of the 8760 hours...