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“Women have to work harder and longer to get recognised”: Are the arts a man’s world?

“Women have to work harder and longer to get recognised”: Are the arts a man’s world?

Art, Culture, Film, Media, Music, musicians, Opinion
Last night’s 89th Academy Awards made headlines for several reasons. Issues ranged from the use of the wrong photo during the memorial video and the already infamous mix-up when announcing Best Picture clouded proceedings. However one key source of controversy has followed the awards since nominees were announced: 80 per cent of nominees outside of the acting categories are male. Criticised last year for a lack of racial diversity, #OscarsSoWhite dominated coverage of the proceedings. It seems that although this year’s ceremony is more representative in some ways, the nominations still come up short in others. This has prompted us to question how much gender inequality women face within the arts. Male-dominated industries Fresh from being awarded a Breakthrough Brit award by BAFTA,
Do we still need International Women’s Day?

Do we still need International Women’s Day?

Culture, International, Opinion
Women have come a long way since the Suffragette Movement in the early 1900s. Is a day dedicated to female empowerment still necessary in the 21st century? Next week marks the 108th International Women’s Day, where women and men around the world will celebrate female empowerment. This year, along with International Women’s Day events such as all-female business panels, talks, and even a London based Women’s run, a Women’s Day Off strike is planned. Yet, some critics claim that a day honouring women has become obsolete. Have women’s rights come far enough to erase the need for marches and events? A history The first International Women’s Day took place at the turn of the century, during a time when females had fewer employment options and were denied the right to vote. Disenfranchised

International Women’s Day: Five powerful women to watch in 2016

Culture
March is clearly the month for celebration, with Mother's day rising to the occasion on March 6th and International Women's Day following closely on March 8th. Women in power today are setting an example to the world, showing and telling other women that there is nothing they cannot do. 1. Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton is a woman who knows what she wants. The wife of former US president, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton went from being first lady to Senator, to putting in her first presidential bid back in 2008. She did not make it into the White House as the leader of the free world but managed to snag the spot of Secretary of State. Patiently waiting her turn, come April 2015 and Mrs Clinton gave it another go. Her slogan - 'Everyday Americans need a champion. And I want to ...