Tag: gender

Who run the world?… Girls!

International Women’s Day was celebrated last  month, shedding light on those who have  campaigned equalrights for women over the world.  The day saw men in Kabul campaigning against  women wearing the burqa, and newspapers  commemorating amazing women such as Malala...

/ 10th May 2015

Sweating like a pig, feeling like a fox

Sport England recently released an advertising campaign to encourage women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities to do more sport and exercise. Named ‘This Girl Can,’ the campaign produced a feisty, memorable television advert showing ‘real’ women participating in...

/ 15th March 2015

Fed up of Feminism?

Photo: The Guardian For International Women’s Day events are taking place across the globe. DMU’s very own Janie Codona MBE held a talk earlier this week about her experiences and it got me thinking: What exactly does International Women’s Day...

/ 8th March 2015

Time to really man-up and embrace equality

Photo: BBC News – Paloma Faith at the International Women’s Day March in London How many women have you listened to recently? Outside of family and friends, you probably haven’t anywhere near as much as you’ve heard from men. You’re...

/ 8th March 2015

Standing up for female comedians

Photo: The Stylist It appears as though the age-old debate of ‘Women aren’t funny’ is still ongoing. So where does this assumption derive from? Interestingly, an evolutionary psychology theory proposes the notion that humour is competitively produced by males to...

/ 30th January 2015

Should we be concerned about gender equality at DMU?

Emma Watson recently gave a speech at the UN headquarters in New York City. She talked about the #HeForShe campaign and how gender discrimination is a problem for both men and women. The video went viral on social media, but...

/ 30th September 2014