• Toxic Masculinity: The World of Andrew Tate

    The recent rise in popularity for the self-proclaimed sexist Andrew Tate has initiated debate about toxic masculinity podcasts in 2022. Last week, Tate was banned from multiple social media platforms. Hannah Bentley explores the wider implications of the harmful views he has spread, and what we can all do...
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    Day 9 COP26: Gender And Equality

    Ottilie Owen takes us through the events of COP26 Day 9: Gender Day. What promises and pledges have countries made to improve gender equality whilst also trying to avoid climate disaster?...
  • Are Gender Reveal Parties Transphobic?

     In a recent Instagram post that has since garnered significant media attention, Demi Lovato (she/her) denounced gender reveal parties as transphobic....
  • The Importance Of Using Personal Pronouns

    You might have recently seen people putting their personal pronouns in the bio section of their social media accounts or when signing off in an email. But this is not a new thing to both people in and out of the LGBTQ+ community. Although society is (very slowly) becoming...
  • LGBTQIA+ Lifestyles and Struggles

    Many of us here at the University of Nottingham are either part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or we know someone who is be that a friend, family member or work colleague. The term LGBTQIA+ encompasses many identities with the acronym standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexuality/Aromantic,...
  • 3, 2, 1… Affirmative Action

    Affirmative action (also known as positive discrimination in the UK) is a system whereby members of groups known to have been previously discriminated against are given preferential treatment in the employment or education process. This can be in the form of quotas, or just employer/recruiter making their decision with...
  • Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance.

    Last week I visited the Contemporary’s newest exhibition, Still I Rise. Displayed across four galleries, Still I Rise has over 100 exhibits, including new commissions as well as previous work not often exhibited here in the UK. Each gallery offers a different thematic perspective and are all open for...