At the time of writing, the Conservative Party are currently choosing their new leader, the next Prime Minister of the country. The contest has been called “the most diverse major party leadership contest in UK History” by the BBC. This is due to half of the original contenders being women and five out of the eight being from an ethnic minority background. As we reach the final round of voting, two remain – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss. This article examines both the contest, and the gender diversity of wider UK party politics, along with the representation it brings.
Following lockdowns, the love and obsession with TV shows are at an all-time high. Simultaneously, given the success and fame granted by such shows, individuals are clamouring more than ever to participate. However, the glorification of these programmes is far from what it seems.
Following a recent partnership with campaign group No More, dating app Tinder has announced that keeping women safe is now “at the heart” of the company.
Tinder’s first female chief executive has come forward stating that their ‘safety work is never done’, with Renate Nyborg going on to say that her approach to prioritising women’s safety is to implement measures at all stages of the business.
International Negotiation Competition 2022: A Female Law Student’s Insight into the World of Legal Practice
In July, I found myself in Omaha Nebraska, competing in Team England at the International Negotiation Competition. I found myself wondering how exactly I had ended up there. 6 months before I knew nothing about negotiation; I was still a green first year law student with limited knowledge of legal practices outside the basics of a criminal trial. Even now, I find myself questioning how during the second half of my first year, I ended up coming second place in an international law students’ competition.
The female ideal is no longer the doting wife, waiting at home for her husband to return as she cooks, irons, and cleans. It is the ‘girl boss’; she is the working woman who has time for her own activities and achievements, as well as home life. This ideal is becoming increasingly romanticised in the media with family bloggers and celebrities such as Kim Kardashian stating ‘it seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people that want to work’.
There was one day I was around some family and my cousin’s mom had told him to come put on some “lip-gloss” so that his lips they don’t dry out. This seemed normal, but there was kind of an uproar; “that’s for girls”, “that’s girly”, “boys don’t use lip-gloss” are just a few examples of some things said, and he was mocked. He is less than thirteen years old, and I could see him get visibly uncomfortable that all his older cousins were teasing him; he then started to reject using the lip-gloss, something that he usually did at home.