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Tag: 2019-16

July 25, 2019

  The #MeToo movement was founded by Tarana Burke in 2006 and gained traction in 2017. Since then, there seems to have been an uptake in men who self-identify as feminists. Call me a cynic, but this raised my skeptical hippo eyes (Google it—you won’t be sorry). #MeToo was about (some) women feeling safe enough […]

July 24, 2019

   “Politics is about identity. Because your identity has defined everything, that is identity politics. You design the world to suit your identity.” – Golriz Ghahraman  As the first refugee to be sworn in as an MP in New Zealand, Golriz Ghahraman has made history. Having studied at Oxford and then worked as a lawyer […]

July 22, 2019

i think the problem with black history is that we already know how this song and dance goes, glass half empty. i watch three black women put a man into space   and i’m always waiting for the punchline, the moment where the perfect illusion dissolves  and we get thrown back to square one. i’m […]

July 22, 2019

*Teri O’Neill: WCC Eastern Ward Candidate* Teri grew up in Lyall Bay in a rental home with her mum. She thinks they did alright. But just down the road, her friends’ families were growing up in damp, mouldy council housing.    Those families serve as a regular reminder to Teri of why she’s running for […]

July 22, 2019

It’s a simple message: Sport helps you keep active, make friends, and gives you the opportunity to achieve to a high level.  VUW is cementing the place of women in sport, with over half of the athletes in Te Puni Village’s Athlete Living space being women, and full-time Sports Manager *Josie Fitzsimons* overseeing a new […]

July 22, 2019

  CW: Sexual Violence   The chances of a student experiencing  sexual assault at university are more than one to three.    Kayla Stewart, a PhD student at the University of Otago, is currently conducting research into the prevalence of sexual violence in New Zealand universities.   Stewart’s research suggests that one in three students […]

July 22, 2019

The tech industry is well-known for being dominated by men. Victoria is, unsurprisingly, no exception. Aleisha Amohia, president of Victoria University’s Women in Tech (VUWWIT), says that Victoria needs to do more to support and encourage women and other minorities in the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS).  SECS at VUW mirrors the same […]

July 22, 2019

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