Politics // What’s On: International Women’s Week

  As of tomorrow (Monday 29th Feb), it is International Women’s Week so here at The University of Leeds we are celebrating the achievements of women around the world. Many societies have planned a range of events throughout the week that will explain what women have achieved in history as well as what women are…

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Playlist // International Women’s Day

‘This is for my girls all around the world’ *Disclaimer – When compiling this playlist I became very aware of how WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic) my music taste is so I have attempted to include some cool international women too (partly to alleviate my guilt, but mostly ‘cause they’re cool). The list…

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The Woman Who Made Fashion Fun

Like most little girls, Mary Quant was sent to ballet lessons. It was at one of these lessons that the young Mary noticed not her teacher’s instructions but the outfits of the tap-dancers in the next-door class: the short pleated skirts, skinny black sweaters and white ankle socks peeking out of the top of the…

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Feminism: the case for

A few days after International Women’s Day, we ask the question: is feminism really necessary in England today? Lara Bugle argues that it certainly is! Telling me that feminism isn’t necessary is like telling a 5 year old that Father Christmas isn’t real - it isn’t going to go down well. Most likely, I would…

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Feminism: the case against

A few days after International Women’s Day, we ask the question: is feminism really necessary in England today? Izzi Wheeler presents the argument that perhaps feminism has lost its relevance. There is something of a divide in our house. On the one side, there are your rather typical Arts students – who recoil when numbers…