gender



What’s on at COP26?

9th November 2021

It’s day two of week two, and the ninth day of COP26. What’s happening on the conference’s Gender Day? A number of interesting events are taking place today at COP26, as the conference gets closer to its end. We’ve compiled our favourites below… Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action A two-hour event hosted in one ...


Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2021

27th October 2021

Sports Editor Claire Thomson discusses the educating and empowering occasion. 25-31 October 2021 marks the fifth annual Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. For many of us, women in sport is an issue close to our hearts, with every single female athlete facing adversity on a daily basis. Created by Scottish Women in Sport ...


Who decides the length of your shorts?

5th September 2021

Elena Adams delves into gendered issues surrounding sporting attire and the ridiculous double standards women experience when it comes to choosing what to wear Women’s clothing has always been used as a way to police women and their bodies. Consequently, it’s no surprise that this can be seen in the sporting community, even in the ...


Hey! Hey! You! You! I don’t like your… partner?

29th March 2021

Flora Gosling explores whether or not straight couples using gender-inclusive language such as “partner” helps or hinders the LGBTQ+ community. “Hey everyone, this is Brandon. He’s my… er…” Boyfriend? Better half? Some guy I met outside Hive last week? Knowing what to call the person you’re in a relationship with used to be much simpler. ...


White victimhood in Bridgerton’s rape scene

31st January 2021

Content warning: Contains description of a rape scene. Trey-Daniel Kyeremeh examines racial and gender dynamics in Shonda Rhimes’ latest Netflix hit. I watched all of Bridgerton in one night. As a fan of Shonda Rhimes, no convincing was needed to get me to watch this highly anticipated drama. Besides, it was something to pass the ...


Picking a bone: the word ‘q****’

16th October 2020

Why we shouldn’t be using “queer” as a catchall for the LGBTQ+ community. Growing up keenly aware of my complicated relationship with gender and sexuality definitely changed how I viewed myself as a teenager – alongside with how others viewed me. I was never fully open to anyone but a few close friends in my ...