OED to include same sex unions in definition of “marriage”

The Oxford English Dictionary is to change its definition of marriage after a law authorising same-sex weddings passed its final hurdle last month. Currently, the dictionary includes a reference to same-sex marriage being legal “in some jurisdictions”, but this move is expected to amend the entry itself. “We continually monitor the words in our dictionaries, paying particular [attention] […]

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Why men ‘need’ feminism

The past few weeks in Oxford have seen a multitude of talks, events and PR aimed at raising the profile of feminism in our university and stimulating dialogue about gender relations. The ‘why I need feminism’ meme proved particularly potent, with dozens of men and women taking part. Despite the slightly odd use of the […]

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