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Intimidating aspects of Oxford politics discourage women from speaking

Despite the university’s history of producing prominent female politicians, the atmosphere of political discussion in Oxford does not encourage women to speak, say the women who completed a survey by The Oxford Student. Furthermore, when asked how often they spoke at political discussions, the most common response among those surveyed was “Hardly ever”, with many […]

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Hysterical women playwrights

“Why the 23-year-old Sarah Kane chose to write it is her affair. Presumably because she was given a grant by the hitherto admirable Jerwood Foundation in their quest to help new talent. Some will undoubtedly say the money might have been better spent on a course of remedial therapy” Jack Tinker infamously wrote in the […]

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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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