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Harry Styles rocked that glorious dress better than she ever could: A Response to Candace Owens and her “manly men”

Candace Owens wants us to “bring back manly men”: but where has this come from? What is a manly man? And why is their absence such a worrying thing? In November 2020 Candace Owens, a black, Pro-Trump, American, right-wing political activist, tweeted that “there is no society without strong men”. She stated that “the steady …

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The Egalitarian: War on Drugs Week

This week we are focussing on the War on Drugs and how this affects women and girls globally. Often overlooked, women and girls face different stigmas, vulnerabilities and punishments when involved in drug use, abuse and the market. There is also a significant lack of consideration for women when looking at treatment, rehabilitation and health …

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The Egalitarian’s Women to Watch in 2021

2021 is set to be a big year. After an exhausting 2020 characterised by Coronavirus – with its lockdowns, social restrictions, disastrous death count (surpassing 2 million worldwide in January 2021) and varying competencies of Governments globally – the hope is that the pandemic may ease with the mass global vaccination process ahead. We are …

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Jingle Bell Flop: Why I Won’t Be Watching Christmas Rom Coms This Year

We all love a romantic Christmas movie, right? The snow outside, the roaring fire inside and a discovery of romance distilled into an hour and a half viewing session – what more could you want? A film that doesn’t set feminism back a century, apparently. A bad case of tonsillitis recently had me on a …

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Deck the Halls with Sexist Tropes: Christmas is a Masculinising Celebration used to Promote a Dangerous Culture that is Endangering Women

Trigger warning: Please be aware Sexual Assault is referenced throughout.  Also on a lighter note: Christmas dreams may be shattered upon deconstruction of festive media. Christmas, although easily the single best day of the year, is nothing more than a collection of sexist tropes that uses the umbrella of festive fun to allow traditional and …

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Female Academics Benefit Young Scientists

The academic world wasn’t immune to the summer of social unrest, which started with the outrage at the death of George Floyd and spread across the world in 2020. The most powerful research institutions, publications and academics in the world put out messages of support and declared commitments to diversity. None more so than Nature …

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Sex Workers Unite: Is OnlyFans the Answer to Bringing Decriminalisation of all Areas of Sex Work?

In many everyday circumstances both men and women sell a service to a customer and receive payment. This continues to be the fundamental concept of any job in modern day and in past and recent history. However, sex workers, whilst still maintaining this fundamental concept have consistently received criticism for the nature of their occupation. …

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A Brief History of TERFdom

1) TERF n. 1 the acronym for Trans-Exclusionary-Radical-Feminists: Did you hear? J. K. Rowling is a TERF, allegedly.2) -dom suffix 1 Forming nouns that denote the set of all examples of the suffixed word. Introduction For starters, I don’t want to offend anyone by my use of the term “TERF”. I don’t want to offend …

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