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Culture
17
May

Kirsten Dunst: ‘It’s always harder for women’

In a candid interview, Kirsten Dunst reflected on the difficulties women face in the entertainment industry. Speaking to Variety with director Sofia Coppola, the Bring it on actress discussed aging and the difficulties behind being a female in Hollywood. The article, entitled ‘The Future Is Female’ also discussed their new project; a feminist take on...
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28
Apr

Muslim vlogger challenges women to understand her exclusion by wearing hijabs

A Muslim vlogger has asked women to wear hijabs for fifteen minutes in order to understand how it feels to be excluded from society. The video comes as part of a campaign with Channel Mum- a YouTube community for mothers. Nilufa Dahlia appeared on Good Morning Britain to promote the campaign, explaining that she decided...
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12
Apr

Hidden Figures’ Janelle Monáe proposes a sex strike for gender equality

The star of Oscar-winning Moonlight has called for women worldwide to abstain from sex until ‘every man’ joins the fight for equal rights. In May’s edition of Marie Claire, Janelle Monáe graces the cover under the tag line ‘The Future is Female’. In the interview, she discusses gender norms, female empowerment and the “Lysistratic non-action”...
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24
Mar

Forgotten story of our early female legal pioneers finally given a voice

Women now make up half of new solicitors, but they are still lagging behind in terms of pay and senior positions in firms. A recent report highlighted that only 30 per cent of our judges are female, compared to over 50 per cent in most of the rest of Europe. We still only have one...
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08
Mar

Culture is the crucial factor behind the lack of gender diversity in tech, says Venquis

Culture, not pay, is the crucial factor behind the lack of gender diversity in the technology sector, according to Venquis. An analysis by the specialist change and business transformation consultancy found that an overly technical and ‘geeky’ image, combined with a lack of understanding about what attracts and motivates female professionals, has contributed to the...
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28
Feb

Lively LA | Maiden Voyage Blog

Los Angeles is alive and lively in many ways! A recent business trip landed me there for the better part of a week and allowed me to get a taste of the vibrant city center. Located in the heart of the downtown, the JW Marriott Los Angeles offers convenient access to restaurants, museums, arts, sports...
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12
Oct

Vikki van Someren: The woman behind The Bike Shed

Vikki van Someren is married to Anthony ‘Dutch’ van Someren, the founder of the hugely successful Bike Shed Motorcycle Club (BSMC) in 2011. Since that date, The Bike Shed has not only run annual custom motorcycle shows in London and Paris, it has also branched out and set-up a 12,000 square foot venue in Shoreditch...
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02
Aug

MPs call for BBC to publish stars’ salaries if they earn more than Theresa May

Members of Parliament have called for the BBC to reveal the salaries of some of its biggest stars, if they earn more than the Prime Minister. A new report released by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended that those earning over £143,000 should be publically published. This extends to executives, producers, performers, and...
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