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#Vote100: From suffrage to impostor syndrome

#Vote100: From suffrage to impostor syndrome

Activism, Education, Featured, Lifestyle
It has been 100 years since women could legally vote in the UK. To celebrate the centenary of this historic event, Voice of London is here to spread some girl love. Brief History Women were not allowed to vote in the UK up until 1918, which is when The Representation of the People Act was passed. In lights of the Act women above 30 with the required property qualification and all men above 21 were able to vote. While this was a huge step towards equal rights for women, it was only a stepping stone. There were two groups who fought for women’s rights. The ‘suffragists’ campaigned with peaceful methods such as lobbying, while the ‘suffragettes’ used more powerful, sometimes even illegal and violent protests to fight for equal voting rights for women. Their continuous fight resulted in
“What if men could menstruate?”

“What if men could menstruate?”

Activism, Featured, News, UK
“Menstruation would become an enviable, worthy, masculine event: Men would brag about how long and how much. Sanitary supplies would be federally funded and free.” Written in 1986, Gloria Steinem’s essay, “If men could menstruate” is as relevant today as it was then. Tampons are still taxed as a “luxury item” and one in ten young women (aged 14-21) have been unable to afford period products. In London, this number is closer to one in seven, Plan International UK reported this year. “Period poverty occurs when a person has to make a choice between food and sanitary items, between going to school or work and risking their menstrual fluid leaking because they can’t afford menstrual supplies,” Alice Walker-Mitchell from the charity Bloody Good Period told Voice of London. Girls in this s
Know your rights! (And not just because it’s Human Rights Day)

Know your rights! (And not just because it’s Human Rights Day)

Activism, Podcasts, Specials
It's Human Rights Day! But... do you even know your rights? Keep on reading to find a quick little audio condensing the thirty human rights in the United Nation's official Declaration into just four minutes. Yes, you read that right: FOUR. The 10th December has finally arrived and that means it's Human Rights Day worldwide – it also means it's only fifteen days until Christmas! Human Rights Day is a day of the year which is specifically aimed at dealing and celebrating our rights as a human. Essentially, this means that there will be numerous political conferences and meetings dealing with this issue, cultural events and exhibitions. And maybe – to keep up with the latest trends – throw in a few protests here and there, too? (I'm only kidding, people have been protesting on the s
Coral of the Year

Coral of the Year

Activism, Arts, culture, Design, Have you heard, Lifestyle, World
Tickle me pink - or ‘Living Coral,’ to be exact: coral has been deemed Colour of the Year by Pantone. With every day seeming to bring a new headline about how the world is breaking down, Pantone knows what humanity needs as 2018 comes to a close — a Colour of the Year that reflects ‘warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy.’ Introducing the 2019 @Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral. It is a warm natural shade that’s energizing, stunning, and at the intersection of the biggest visual trends. https://t.co/lQMk3ELeZv #COY2019 #LivingCoral pic.twitter.com/te6UP19rP7 — Adobe Illustrator (@Illustrator) December 7, 2018   Unlike ‘Rose Quartz’ (also referred to as ‘millennial pink’) which was Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2016, the deep pink colour has a
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