Tag: Female


Meghan Markle is saving the sinking monarchy

The monarchy is an outdated, irrelevant institution in the fast-moving modern era. At least that’s what some people would have you believe. It’s an argument gaining more traction as we move ever closer to the next generation of royals. People used to hear ‘the monarchy’ and think of the Queen, dressed up to the nines…


Women, power, and reality

The BBC’s recent hit drama Bodyguard received mostly praise for its thrilling plot, but there was significant backlash online over the noticeable number of women cast in roles of power and skill. Some were grateful for the show’s female representation, but most were unhappy, either proclaiming political correctness gone mad or simply stating it was…


Smith scores four despite UEA defeat at Birmingham

UEA women’s Lacrosse team are still waiting for their first points of the season after their depleted squad were beaten 21-4 by a strong Birmingham thirds outfit, after a week’s break from league action. Captain Georgie Sutton’s side made the long journey to the West Midlands without a number of key players throughout the team…


University gender gap remains at record high

Female school leavers in England are 36% more likely to apply to university courses than their male counterparts. Data published by Ucas indicates that the gap, the same as last year, remains the highest on record. Results also show that English applicant levels as a whole decreased by 1%, which is lower than expected given…

Film, OldVenue

A Rey of Light

The New Year has descended upon us, and so I feel it is now acceptable to talk about the new Star Wars film in a bit more detail without being hunted down by Star Wars die-hard fans in fear of spoilers. While many have gone crazy for the return of Han Solo and Princess Leia,…

Comment, News

Pay gap: female graduates earn £8,000 less

A report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission at the end of December last year has found that on average, women graduates earn £8,000 pounds less than their male counterparts. These findings highlight the scale of the task still to be achieved over women’s equality in the workplace, even after 45 years since…


Women’s health in focus

The ‘Tampon Tax’, is receiving a lot of attention: the government is under intense pressure to abolish the 5% VAT currently impose d on sanitary products – the minimum amount permissible under EU law. Concrete looks at some of the other financial and emotional costs of femininity. Sanitation As horrifying and infuriating as they are,…

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February 2021
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