Category: Gender

“When we tell a boy to ‘act like a man’, we’re effectively saying, ‘Stop expressing those feelings.’ And if the boy hears that often enough, it actually starts to sound uncannily like, ‘Stop feeling those feelings.’   This is Robert Webb’s memoir, How Not To Be a Boy. The book is split into two acts – the first half...

  The vicar has warned us all of the perils of gluttony and lust – or, Dawn French has given an interview that slams young women who get drunk. In an interview with the Sunday Times, French slammed reality TV shows that perpetuated today’s drinking culture and showed women it was acceptable to be ‘champions of the...

Uncharted is an action-adventure shooter platform game series that follows swashbuckling treasure hunter Nathan Drake as he adventures across the globe, exploring historical legends and battling villainous antagonists. Considered to be one of the greatest video game series of all time, with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End...

Although it came out nearly 5 months ago, I’m still hearing conversations about The Red Pill, the controversial documentary which dives into the deep and dangerous world of the Men’s Rights Movement. Last weekend I decided it was high time I went down the rabbit hole myself. The film documents liberal feminist filmmaker...

Okay, so. This is a longstanding issue I’ve had, but one I’ve been unsure as to how to confront. So naturally, I thought an article was apt. Without further ado, I’m going to come out and just say it – Stop putting gender neutral labels on disabled bathrooms. Seriously. It’s counter-progressive, poor feminism, poor...

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...