History

The Reason for the Gender Pay Gap? Motherhood, Housework and Capitalism

We can’t solve the gender pay gap until we offer accessible universal childcare, eradicate domestic gender roles (or pay women for their unpaid labour) and regulate capitalism. Disclaimer: the gender pay gap (GPG) can hardly be attributed to overt discrimination against women in favour of men at the hiring stage (although this does exist, as …

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Menage A Trois and Anti-Nazi Resistance Fighters: Meet the Incredible Female Characters of the 1930s and 40s

We’ve always loved movies in my family. After spending most of 2020 in different countries, I couldn’t wait to slip under the blanket with my mum and sister to watch some of our old favourites. Perhaps surprisingly, most of these movies are from the 1930s and 40s.  I didn’t realise it back then, but I …

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To Call Margaret Thatcher a Feminist is to Discredit the Whole Movement

Yes, Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minister. Yes, she smashed through the glass ceiling and yes, admittedly, this was a symbolic breakthrough for women. Never, within the UK at least, had a woman commanded so much respect, and so much power. Such an achievement provided innumerable possibilities, a woman in power could …

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