Gender

A Female’s Perspective on Catcalling

Let’s talk about catcalling You’ve probably seen the viral catcalling video of a woman walking around New York for 10 hours experiencing 108 instances of verbal street harassment. The video has rightly been subjected to much criticism regarding its execution, editing and the implications this holds for racial politics as the film concentrates primarily on

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10 Myths About Femininity Debunked

10 myths about femininity debunked 1. Women are born ‘gentle’. Gender doesn’t determine your personality; a woman isn’t born gentle and a man isn’t born strong. Behaviours are learnt and these identities have been constructed for us…but times are changin’ – as a society we seem to be addressing and challenging these traditional notions and

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Stop Telling Me To ‘Smile’: Every Day Street Harassment

Stop telling me to ‘smile’ ‘Cheer up love!’ ‘Smile!’ ‘It might never happen!’ These are just a few of the things absolute strangers have shouted at me walking down the street. On my way to work just the other day, a man I had never met in my life told me to give him a

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LGBT+ Related Bullying in the Eating Disorder Community: Krista Sturgeon Blogs

LGBT+ related bullying in the eating disorder community When you go for eating disorder treatment the last thing you ever expect is to be bullied in this environment, but when you are not a straight, white, female it happens more than you might think. I must admit that things are getting better, but people that

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Why It’s Time For Twitter To Act Against Hate Speech – Linda Riley

Why it’s time for Twitter to act against hate speech As a magazine and online news site publisher, I am fully committed to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These are the freedoms which, to me, enshrine what democracy is all about: the freedom to be able to speak your mind without the

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‘I Have Had Violent Encounters With People Because of Their Varied Interpretations of My Gender and Sexuality’

We interviewed agender musician and author Rae Spoon DtL: Hi Rae! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey so far?  Rae: I’m a Canadian agender musician and author. I grew up in Calgary, Alberta in a Pentecostal family. As soon as I left school I started playing shows and I’ve

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‘The Fact That I Speak My Mind and I’m a Girl Means I Get Way More s%&t For My Songs Than Men Who Are Outspoken in Music’: GIRLI

We interviewed GIRLI, the young, fearless, London-based singer/rapper/producer making rappy, bratty, sugar-dance-pop DtL: Our research revealed that 35% of teenage girls believe that their gender will have a negative effect on their career. What are your thoughts on this, based on your experiences in the music industry? Girli: My gender has definitely had an impact

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“Female Genital Mutilation and Intersex Genital Mutilation are Similar Procedures”: Pidgeon Pagonis on Their Journey of Discovering They Were Born Intersex

Pidgeon Pagonis talks us through their journey of discovering they were intersex DtL: Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your journey so far? Pidgeon: At an early age, my mum told me, “You were born with cancer in your ovaries, and the doctors had to take them out to save your life.

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Sport and Sexism: We Interviewed Boxer Charlene Jones and Footballer Gemma Evans

We interviewed Cardiff City football player Gemma Evans and boxer Charlene Jones DtL: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got into your chosen sport? Charlene: I first got introduced to boxing through my dad; he used to box and took me to a local boxing gym. From there I haven’t looked

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‘Gender is a Much More Beautifully Complex Thing Than Society Would Have You Believe’

Vesper blogs about identifying as non-binary Life would be easier if it came with a guidebook. If it did, maybe it wouldn’t have taken me 27 years to realise that I didn’t actually have to subscribe to society’s assertion that everyone is either male or female. At the very least, ripping the book to shreds

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