• 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...
  • Impact world news roundup

    This week, Bitcoin reaches a new low, Tesco faces a lawsuit that could cost the company £4bn, and Trump plans a military parade. Bitcoin falls due to government crackdown Last Tuesday, the price of Bitcoin fell to $5.947, its lowest price since November, when it plummeted from $19.000 to...
  • Fashion and Feminism: Opinions on the Emma Watson Vanity Fair Controversy

    Appearing in March’s issue of Vanity Fair, Emma Watson’s ‘topless’ shoot prompted controversy over what it means to be a feminist. It made me question if an individual’s clothing and style choices impact how seriously they are taken? Maturing from Hermione to Belle in @beautyandthebeast is a true coming-of-age...