Society

The Feminisation of Men Is Not A Threat, So Why Are We Told It Is?

Being frightened of the feminisation of men is just as harmful as enforcing the ideal of ‘manly men’. As much as Owens shone a light on the prevalence of toxic masculinity in today’s culture, she also beamed a spotlight on the fact that the feminisation of men actually scares people. It threatens them. Or so …

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Is My Skirt Too Short?: The Rape Culture Pandemic

Rape culture: a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalising or trivialising sexual assault or abuse. Rape culture puts the onus on women and girls to avoid sexual assault. Every woman I know takes precautions to keep safe, and women being shown ways to avoid or escape assault seem to …

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Women Have Been Overlooked When Measuring Poverty

Poverty. Despite being a subject everyone seems willing to discuss in regular conversation, first person accounts of poverty seem to draw nervous coughs and a sudden reluctance to make eye contact. As a working class person, I’ve found it interesting to note that while my upper class companions can describe their second house in Turkey …

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Sarah Everard: Proof that We’re Not Afraid for No Reason

“It’s the thing they teach us to be afraid of from childhood. It’s proof that we’re not afraid for no reason.” – Rebecca Reid I am sick with rage. My throat is blistering with three decades of contained screams. A 33-year-old woman, dressed in brightly coloured walking clothes was going home in the evening, on …

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The Answer to Period Poverty is Out There. Our Politicians Must be Braver if Real Change is to be Achieved.

Most of the problems in the world are solvable. World hunger, as Jeff Bezos and the rest of us are acutely aware, can be eliminated. The migrant crisis currently affecting Europe is fixable, providing the worlds political powers are willing to intervene significantly with intelligently choreographed political measures and financial packages. We can also alleviate …

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Bored of Being Branded ‘Confused’: Bisexuality is a Reality

How Bisexuality undermines both the patriarchal ‘Nuclear Family,’ and the Radical Feminists by challenging the Heterosexual-Homosexual dichotomy of sexuality. Bisexuality – a person who is both physically and romantically attracted to people of more than one sex and/or gender. Biphobia – the irrational fear and hostility towards those who identify as bisexual. Bierasure and biphobia …

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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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