A Tory story: OUCA reject claim that party has “a problem with women”

OUCA rejected the claim that the national party has “a problem with women” in a debate this week. At its weekly “Port and Policy” meeting on Sunday, the University Conservative Association’s members discussed the proposition “This house believes the Tory party has a problem with women”. The motion was narrowly defeated. President Jack Matthews said […]

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Suit Up

As I flicked through the latest issue of Glamour, I fell upon a photo of Jessica Biel wearing a suit matching her husband Justin Timberlake’s, at the premiere of his new film, Runner Runner last September.  At this point my friend looked over my shoulder and laughed as he asked me in astonishment, “Why isn’t […]

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Celebrations for Wadham’s women

An all-women’s dinner is due to be held at Wadham to mark the 40th anniversary of the college being open to female students. The decision comes as a result of a motion passed unanimously at an SU (equivalent to a JCR) meeting last Sunday, with no objections raised. According to the motion, all female students, […]

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Graduating straight into a glass ceiling

Gender Equality. These are the words playing on the lips of an ever-increasing amount of Oxford students. Indeed, as a former committee chair of OUSU’s Women’s Campaign and now newly-elected Women’s Campaign Officer, I have had the pleasure of watching and participating in this fourth wave feminist movement, which, thanks to social media, among other […]

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Queen’s sports committee told to balance genders

The Queen’s College JCR and Governing Body have demanded that the college’s predominately male sports committee become more inclusive and democratic. The Amalgamated Sports Committee, known as Amalgers, has been criticised for lacking gender balance. JCR President Alfred Burton described Amalgers as “having a history of excluding women”. Lacrosse Captain Rebecca Shutt concurred, saying that […]

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Apparently, you don’t know you’re beautiful

‘Tis the season to be body conscious. The sun is shining, hemlines are rising, and the beauty industry is champing at the bit, waiting to sink its teeth into womens’ insecurities. First off, there’s the brazen, shouty advice peddled by the likes of Cosmo and Glamour. Going on holiday this year? Better make sure you have a beach body, […]

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Celebrating Women in Film

Spielberg. Tarantino. Boyle. Nolan. What do some of the biggest household names in cinema have in common? They are all male. It’s a sad fact that even in 2013, women are underrepresented and often underappreciated in the entertainment industry. Distinguished actresses like Meryl Streep and Maggie Smith may have racked up multiple Best Actress Oscars […]

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