Tag: gender equality

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‘I’m tired of countless sexist comments’

The other day I was having an internal dispute that I often have: how to be a palatable feminist. In other words, how do I engage actively with feminism, always questioning people’s internalised misogyny whilst not being portrayed as an irritating ‘man-hater’?  I used to be one of those girls that didn’t want to cause much…

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Millenials are snowflakes

Most freshers this year will have been born in the year 2000: complete and utter millennials. Yet this seemingly harmless, edgy label has often been synonymous with being perceived as  “snowflakes” – for being too thin-skinned and taking offence over everything. But does this have an element of truth, or is this really just another…

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day brings together global governments, women’s organisations, businesses and charities. With gender equality still causing problems in today’s culture, as the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report revealed that it will take 217 years to close the gap, it is more important than ever to strive for change. The much-anticipated hashtag, #PressforProgress,…

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Women’s rights on global agenda

International Women’s Day has this year been propelled into public discourse, a result of the myriad of events and movements instrumental in publicising the degree of sexism that women face. From the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, prompted by the uncovering of mass sexual harassment in Hollywood, to debates and referendums surrounding abortion in Ireland…

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Aviva’s step forward for gender equality

In a landmark step towards gender equality in the workplace, insurance firm Aviva has become the first UK firm of its kind to offer 6-months parental leave to all their staff regardless of regardless of gender, sexual orientation or how they became a parent (birth, adoption or surrogacy). Mark Wilson, Aviva plc’s CEO said: “I…

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Is “Equal Pay Day” a myth?

Due to the gender pay-gap, British women are effectively working for free from November 10 onwards. According to figures released Friday from the Office for National Statistics, men who work full time earn on average 9.1 percent more than women, and the gradual closing of the pay-gap has been slowing. The World Economic Forum now…

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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,…

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