Women



Where are all the statues of women in Glasgow?

15th February 2022

Melanie Goldberg guides us through the few statues of women in Glasgow, and offers suggestions for those who deserve equal commemoration.  Glasgow is often revered for its artistic reputation, a fact emphasised by the fair share of successful alumni from the Glasgow School of Art. Another notable aspect of Glasgow is the abundance of statues. ...


Prince Andrew – the final straw to break the monarchy’s back?

4th February 2022

Prince Andrew’s trial reveals a pattern of privilege and mistreatment of women from the royal family. In mid-January, news broke that Prince Andrew would in fact face civil trial over allegations that he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre when she was 17-years-old. New York judge Lewis Kaplan has rejected motions made by the Duke of York’s ...


Women called to complete survey on safety in Glasgow

4th February 2022

The survey uses an interactive map to pinpoint areas of concern to women’s safety. In a bid to make the city a safer place for women, Glasgow-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Wise Women and Glasgow Girls Club have come together to create an online survey asking women to highlight specific places where safety is a concern.  ...


The UK government is unwilling to fight the war on women

20th December 2021

Boris Johnson does not support misogyny becoming a hate crime, reinforcing the societal norm that women’s lives do not matter. I knew in an instant that I picked the wrong route home. I saw them stumbling in the street in front of me, completely shattered with a bottle still in hand, tripping on and off ...


Report reveals 95% of women feel unsafe visiting Glasgow parks at night

3rd December 2021

A recent report published by The Young Women’s Movement (YWCA) as part of the Young Women Lead programme, has called for feminist town planning, as research revealed 67% of women in Glasgow often felt unsafe on buses and 95% felt unsafe visiting parks at night.  This report was undertaken as part of a nine month ...


I’ve never been assaulted by someone I don’t know

14th October 2021

CW: Gender-based violence/sexual assault. I don’t mind walking home alone. I don’t feel particularly unsafe. I don’t stress about walking back from clubs, or bars, or even work, myself. I don’t dislike walking in the dark, or at night. I’m not meaning to sound flippant, but I don’t mind the journey. I prefer it, sometimes. ...


‘Glasgow Women on Wheels’ comes to the city this month

19th September 2021

The bike festival aims to encourage more women and non-binary to take up cycling. The Glasgow Women on Wheels Cycle Festival is taking place throughout September with the aim of getting more women and non-binary people started in cycling or incorporating it more into their daily lives. It is also a celebration of the 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 ...


Editorial: The sexual harassment epidemic

25th March 2021

Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings talks about the human rights crisis of women continually being sexually harassed in the context of university. Content Warning: rape, sexual harassment, gender-based violence We’ve got the vote, we aren’t limited to child-rearing and sandwich-making, we get an education, we’re allowed to wear trousers, the pay gap is closing, and we have ...


SRC president-elect Ella McCabe makes statement about work to tackle gender-based violence

25th March 2021

 The SRC joined with Successful Women at Glasgow to create a tribute to Sarah Everard and all the victims of gender-based violence at the University flagpole. On 14 March, alongside Successful Woman at Glasgow (SWAG), the SRC jointly invited people to come along to the open vigil site situated at the University flagpole, to remember ...