Tag: Female

Arts, Venue

Mary Beard at the Autumn Literary Festival 2019

Mary Beard has become something of a household name over recent years; whether we know her from her television appearances, books, or lectures, she is undoubtedly one of the most influential contemporary figures in the world of classics. As a woman, one could argue that this is quite an achievement, especially as the humanities subjects…

Sport

UEA Angels secure Legacy medal

UEA Angels’ Cheer Stunt comp squad have placed third at Legacy, their second competition of the year. Legacy was held at Stratford’s Copper Box, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venue which now serves as a multi-purpose sporting arena. The Angels scored 89.70, improving on their result from the season-opening Future Cheer competition. President Emily Roe…

Features

What is it like as a graduate woman going into the workforce?

You’ve done it. You’ve swam your way through the Sportspark pool in your cap and gown. You’re officially a ‘proper’ adult, ready to face the world of graduate jobs. Yet of the swimmers who have spent approximately the last three years partying in the LCR and enduring late-night library sessions, a large group will go…

News

She Can and Chancellor’s Keynote speech

To celebrate International Women’s Day the university will be holding a number of events and workshops to help inspire and empower female students within UEA. International Women’s Day has taken place for over a century, beginning with its first gathering in 1911 which was supported by over a million people. International Women’s Day celebrates the…

Sport

Concrete meets UEA Basketball

Growing up, two sports touched my soul and helped me figure out the kind of person I wanted to be. The first of which was tennis, which I played for seven years. The other was basketball, which changed my life in only two years. These two sports are still a huge part of my life,…

Creative Writing

Period

Sharp pangs Stab my stomach On my back, In pain. A hole inside of me, I am not complete. My vagina is a gateway for the other. I want to take a needle and pierce the eye with red thread, I want to sew together the lips that engulf my emptiness. Red. Flesh. Raw. My…

Music

Sex sells: the modern music video

Music videos are, at heart, a marketing exercise. Labels don’t throw thousands of pounds at a band to make art, they do it to promote the music and try to sell it. There are four historical ways to market any product: humour, showcasing, controversy and sex. This Is America is a great example of a…

Fashion

Jameela Jamil shames Avon for dimples advert

‘Dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs)’. This was the thoughtless and, frankly, unbelievable slogan used by beauty company Avon in their most recent marketing campaign. Unsurprisingly, it received instantaneous backlash, most notably from former UK television and radio presenter and current star of Netflix’s The Good Place, Jameela Jamil. As well…

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