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15
Feb

Society Spotlight on FemSoc: “It’s about being part of a movement which is there to help all women everywhere.”

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Last week we caught up with the lovely President of the Feminist Society, Emily.

According to Emily, the Feminist movement strives for equality and justice for people of all genders. It explores and questions gender inequality, but, as Emily commented, it’s important to be mindful that people are affected by inequality differently. By this, she means that the level of discrimination someone faces is often influenced by factors beyond their gender too, for example their race, sexuality, class and where in the world they live.

During the interview, Emily touched upon the positive impact that female celebrities such … Read the rest

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22
Nov

Reclaim The Night

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We are proud to announce that Feminist Society are hosting Hampshire Reclaim the Night this Saturday 26 November, between 19:30-20:30 at East Park Terrace to raise awareness of women’s rights and to protest against the targeting of gender based violence and street harrassment.

The protest will begin and end in Southampton city centre, with the march going through the St Mary’s area, London Road and Bedford Place to end with a loop of Guildhall Square. Get together with your friends and housemates to wave banners and show your support.

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25
Aug

Rainbow Love: Southampton Pride is Back!

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This Sunday 28 August sees the return of Southampton Pride, the city’s biggest celebration of LGBT+ equality.

Celebrations will commence on West Marlands Road (outside the Stage Door) from 11:00 on Sunday, with live music from midday. The party is set to continue through the evening at the official after party at The Edge & Box Bar.

The Community Parade will leave the Stage Door at 15:00, heading around Guildhall Square and down Above Bar Street to the Bargate.

As a Union, we are proud to have such a diverse student population and we are here to welcome, celebrate … Read the rest

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11
May

EU Referendum: BritaIN or BrEXIT?

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Not sure whether to vote BritaIN or BrEXIT? Here are some of the facts to help you make an informed decision…

Reasons to remain according to Britain Stronger in Europe:

  • 3 million UK jobs are linked to our trade with the EU
  • The UK gets £66 million of investment every day from EU countries
  • For every £1 we put into the EU, we get almost £10 back through increased trade, investment, jobs, growth and low prices
  • Worker’s rights are protected by the EU, such as paid maternity leave and guaranteed holiday leave
  • EU laws protect women’s rights, including equal
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17
Dec

Housing: Good things come to those who wait!

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It’s that time of year again: the housing frenzy has descended upon us. You haven’t found somewhere to live next year, you have no idea who you’ll be moving in with and various letting agents and landlords may have convinced you that you need to get a move on.

But we’re here to tell you – Don’t Rush to Rent!

Sadly, we know of far too many students who, under pressure to commit, have ended up in some unpleasant situations that could easily have been avoided. Damp, mould and pests rank highly in the list of housing issues experienced … Read the rest

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