How did you start your day? Maybe you slept your full eight hours, maybe not. Did you have some breakfast? Did you wake up with someone next to you in your bed? Did you have to rush your cup of tea? Was your shower warm enough? And did you get to work on time? Did you say hello to all your colleagues whilst you put on...

In the media, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a name that is often accompanied by “feminism” and “equality”, so it has been shocking to see the controversy she sparked following an interview with Channel 4 News which aired on Friday 10 March 2017. When asked if, in relation to transgender women, ‘are you any less of a...

As we move further into the 21st century, an ever-increasing percent of society is releasing itself from the strict binary interpretation of gender. We are now moving towards the realisation that it is more a spectrum, with more non-binary and trans-related topics being discussed. Alongside this, how we believe a man...

Since I was a child, I have wanted to be an archaeologist. In the beginning, I thought the word archaeologist made me seem mature, but it was really the practical application of an interest in history that drew me to the discipline. My parents encouraged this interest, and I acquired books about archaeology,...

This morning a video went viral of a cyclist tearing the wing mirror from a van. This was in response to continued harassment from a passenger in that van, who repeatedly asked for the woman’s number at a traffic light, then reached for her and swore at her when she refused. When I saw the video, I knew the inevitable...

Whichever corner of the world you go to, you’ll find women for whom bodily autonomy doesn’t exist. Whether by Female Genital Mutilation, menstrual taboos, sexual harassment or sexist dress codes, we are controlled by culture or by those around us. At the Ebbsfleet Academy in Kent, 200 schoolgirls found this out the hard...

With a Republican President-elect set to take the White House and a Vice President-elect encouraging the diversion of funds for HIV research and treatment to spending on so-called conversion therapies. global LGBT* rights are once again in the spotlight. Rightly so, in a world where being gay is illegal in 71...

Five minutes into a conversation with Rosy, founder of EVERY MONTH, I’ve decided that we have to be friends (sorry Rosy, you don’t get a choice). Verbal Remedy is running this piece on Rosy’s project EVERY MONTH, a Manchester-based DIY campaign that crowdfunds money for period packs, which are then donated to food...

  In April of this year, York student Maria Munir came out to US President Barack Obama as non-binary. Through quivering lips, Munir told Obama, “I’m coming out to you as a non-binary person […] I really really wish that yourself and David Cameron would take us seriously as transgender people” (Telegraph, 2016)....

How can we have pride in an organisation or event which doesn’t represent us? Northern Pride Events Ltd is undoubtedly a commercial success, and the volunteers work hard to put on a fantastic day. But it’s only a fantastic day for some and not for all. I should know – I was on the committee. Northern Pride doesn’t...