If there is one thing I’ll always care about it’s the LGBTQ+ community. A community on the rise without a doubt but one that is still far too under represented in almost all aspects of our daily lives. Our hetero-normative world is often guilty of overlooking such a vibrant part of our society and even […] Continue reading →
November 2, 2017
by Claire Smith Comments Off on Ciao, adios, we’re done.
(Before reading, please be aware that this post strongly discusses my views on western feminism. All views are my own- I completely appreciate if you don’t support them.) Boys,I could tell you that I love being a female. I could boast day and night to the apparently ‘strong’ species that you are, exclaiming that being … Continue reading Ciao, adios, we’re done.Continue reading →
October 30, 2017
by Blaze Lambert Comments Off on Girls Can Be Spooky Too!!
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again. Colder days, darker nights, orange-toned fashion trends and the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte™. Autumn is in full swing, winter is looming and Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween brings about many questions. What will we do? Where will we go? Who will we go […] Continue reading →
October 9, 2017
by Claire Campbell Comments Off on (3.10.17 Values) Be the rainbow.
Gender or sex? These terms are up for discussion. What defines a person, it’s certainly not a colour, right? Last week we not only had an input on feminism and the importance it has in our society but we attended a workshop that got us questioning the very idea that we have adopted subconsciously. Are […] Continue reading →
October 8, 2017
by Katie Jones Comments Off on Better late than never…
Last week I clicked on our required reading to find out that it was about gender and how it is now seen to be nothing more than a social construct. I was ecstatic! These are topics I have always found extremely interesting and relevant. I read through it with joy and couldn’t wait for the […] Continue reading →
October 10, 2016
by Barbara Mertlova Comments Off on The complex matter of Gender
Gender. Not too long ago, all over the world, the answer to “What is gender?” would without a doubt be ‘Male and Female’. To this day, for many people, the terms ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are used interchangeably, and thus incorrectly. As we have come to learn, the issue goes way beyond these two boxes. So […] Continue reading →
October 4, 2015
by Samantha MacDonald Comments Off on How Did Gender Affect You As A Child?
As the youngest daughter in my family I was always brought up with a love of the colour pink, Barbie dolls and Disney princesses. I was the typical girl with typical childhood fantasies of growing up living in fairytale castles are marrying a handsome prince. I would not say that I was affected by gender […] Continue reading →
October 2, 2015
by Fionnaigh Ewing Comments Off on Gender balance
How did gender affect me during primary school? I was taught by all female staff whilst I attended primary school, I was always very comfortable in the classrooms as I felt I could relate easily to another female. I never felt that I was categorised by gender throughout my early years of education as the […] Continue reading →