Tag: Gender

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…

Features

Timeline of LGBT+ achievements in the last 100 years:

1924: The Society for Human Rights was created by Henry Gerber. It was the first documented organisation for gay rights, however it only lasted a few months due to the arrest of several members. It has been referred to as the predecessor to the modern gay liberation movement and inspired the foundation of the Mattachine…

Gaming

Game opinions: The representation of LGBTQ+ in video games

Video games are generally not the most inclusive. I’ve heard a lot of people say any representation is good representation, I’m not sure I fully agree. One of the most prominent methods game developers use to represent the LGBTQ+ community that I’ve seen is use of the F slur to illustrate that the character is…

Features

A Fine Sex Shop

Norwich’s beautiful side streets and lanes are famous for their independent, interesting shops, but one of the more titillating and lesser known amongst them is ‘Sin Sins Boutique of Love’ on St Benedict’s street. Located between the Platform 12 bar and Norwich Art Supplies, it blends in perfectly as a steady part of the high…

Features

Representation in Hollywood

Representation in film is a huge issue to tackle, arguably too big for the industry itself to fully interrogate and deal with. Twitter throws out its thoughts on how actors should be able to play any role, and that it doesn’t matter if Bryan Cranston plays a disabled character or Eddie Redmayne a transgender character…

Fashion

Menswear

In the last year we have seen a surge of women adopting a more traditionally masculine approach to office attire. Short skirts and frilly tops have been substituted for suits and other garments that stray from the social norm. Why is this? Some view this as a powerful attempt to break barriers in male dominated…

Sport

This Girl Can week a success

UEA’s This Girl Can week took place on campus last week and, I must say, it was an amazing couple of days full of events and new experiences. There are a lot of women who don’t feel comfortable participating in a sports team, or haven’t yet had the chance to try a sport. This Girl…

TV

Altered States: Love without Limits

Louis Theroux describes polyamory as ‘the practice of pursuing multiple romantic relationships with the consent of all those involved.’ Also known as ethical non-monogamy, polyamory is a relationship lifestyle that seems to be on the rise. Even here at UEA, I know a number of people involving themselves in the polyamorous world or even what…

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