• An Open Letter To Students Following the Warwick Group Chat Scandal

    Dear Students, Viral messages from Warwick University group chat – making jokes about raping girls amid other racist, sexist and homophobic comments – are an embarrassment to any male student, and should be condemned. As a male student at the University of Nottingham, I was incensed to discover the...
  • Not Playing the Game

    The global outreach and influence of Hollywood on society and culture has always been significant. But times are changing, and actresses are at the forefront of Hollywood activism in the 21st century. Look back through the illustrious history of Hollywood, and you’ll find with it a long history of...
  • Reel Equality – Change Agents for Hollywood?

    Reel Equality, a campaign of the Nottingham based organisation, Equation, has involved itself even further regarding an issue that lies close to the many – gender inequality on the big screen. Impact Magazine interviewed Reel Equality volunteer Agnes Flues to disclose their defining purpose for Nottinghamshire. With developments such as...
  • Don’t Blame the Hooters Girls

    Nottingham: a great Anglo-Saxon settlement. A manufacturing powerhouse, an important historical site. Also, the proud owner of the only Hooters in the UK. I was quite confused when my friends suggested Hooters for lunch on the second day of their visit. I couldn’t imagine why any self-respecting, educated woman...
  • Interview: Catherine Mayer – Co-Founder of the Women’s Equality Party

    The politics of gender equality in Britain has undoubtedly seen vast improvements since the first law was passed in 1918 which allowed some, but not all, women the right to vote. However, our society still doesn’t offer the same opportunities for women as are available to men. We didn’t...
  • Is There Sexism in the Subjects?

    Emma Johnson writes for Impact Features, asking the question: is there still sexism present within university degree subjects? I live in a house of four girls and three boys. We fit rather neatly into gender stereotypes, not only in the realms of general cleanliness, but also in our choice...
  • Is ‘positive masculinity’ key to promoting equality?

    Feminism has been gaining more and more prominence in mainstream media due to the success of projects such as Laura Bates’s Everyday Sexism and the popularisation of feminist writers like Caitlin Moran. Despite this, the movement towards equality seems to be constantly hindered by incidents of lad culture, most...