• First Same-Sex Marriage Takes Place In Northern Ireland

    Abi documents the landmark occasion of Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage whilst reflecting on the history of the country's relationship with sexuality.  ...
  • What Does Being a Feminist Mean to You?

    With so many different interpretations on feminism, it can be difficult to know what being a feminist actually means. I asked numerous people what feminism meant to them. There was unanimous agreement that feminism revolves around equality. Many stated that a common misconception is that feminists are men haters/feminists believe...
  • Black History Month: When Will We Show Racism in Football the Red Card?

    “Racism in life was so terrible in the 70s and 80s; racism in football wasn’t any different” – John Barnes MBE Black History Month was first launched in the USA in 1970 and has been celebrated in the UK every October since the 1980s. In light of this annual...
  • Sexual Harassment in the Labour Market

    As part of a series on gender equality, the impressively talented Johanna Rickne from Sweden gave an extremely informative lecture on the challenges of sexual harassment in endangering equality in the workplace. The psychological definition of sexual harassment is, “unwanted sex-related behaviour at work”. Although Rickne points out that...
  • Creative Corner: Womankind

    She teeters. It will take 118 years until the global pay gap  between men and women finally closes.   She waits. One foot wedged on a crescent moon of a cradle, she rocks half the world to sleep. A basket of the deep Pacific sways atop her head, brimming,...
  • Gender-swapped remakes: A risk worth taking?

    With cinematic studios producing gender-swapped remakes such as Ghostbusters and Ocean’s Eleven, it generates a discussion on whether this is a positive way to progress women in film or if it the potential hindrance to them is too risky. There is no doubt that even if there are strong...
  • The BAFTAs – A catwalk for change.

    After a wealth of shocking and saddening revelations in the last few months, it is no surprise that there has been more interest surrounding the support of the Me Too and Time’s Up campaigns at this year’s BAFTA’s than of the awards and winners themselves. The majority of attendees...