Tag: Feminism

Global, Global Investigates

Global Investigates: Nigeria’s Relationship with Feminism

Proponents of women’s rights in Nigeria are facing multiple barriers in their fight for equality. Gender-based violence, a lack of economic opportunity, and political disillusionment are affecting women at all levels of society. The country has the most out-of-school girls in the world, and political representation is limited to just 7 of 109 Senators and…

Books, UEA Live

UEA Live: Marina Warner and Sophie Heixheimer discuss the “truth of the imagination” in their memoirs

Professor Dame Marina Warner is an architect, engineer, and landscape gardener of the imagination; or more formally, a novelist, short story writer, critic and cultural historian. To her, stories are living organisms and since 1972 she has watered and cultivated the land of history’s oldest stories, ranging from the Virgin Mary, to Joan of Arc,…

Global, Global Investigates

Global Investigates: Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention highlights UK failure to ratify the international women’s rights treaty

In the 12-hour period following Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, six women were killed. At least 28 women were killed in February 2021 alone, with further reports of 300 femicides and 171 more women found dead under suspicious circumstances in Turkey last year. Despite the government stressing the extensive capabilities of their existing legislation,…

Music

The importance of “WAP,” Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s unapologetic masterpiece

Conservative white men certainly needed a bucket and a mop to wipe up their sweat marks as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” discomforted and infuriated them last summer. Here came everything they feared: sexually liberated Black women shamelessly voicing their desires, making plentiful use of expletives and reclaimed racial language. Against all odds,…

Science

Hygiene equality is no longer a luxury

The start of the new year has brought in the abolition of the ‘tampon tax’, a policy deemed by many to be ‘sexist’ and a perpetuation of gender equality which does not belong in today’s society – a zero rate of VAT now applies to all sanitary products in the UK. The move was finally…

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