Gender and Feminism

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Teaching on the cheap: UCL’s exploitation of teaching assistants revealed

A UCLU report, released this past week, has laid bare the unfair and exploitative conditions postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTA) experience A startling gender pay gap has also been revealed, along with a big difference between the pay package of international PGTAs and that of their British counterparts. Low Pay UCLU estimates that PGTAs receive an …

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Misogynist Runs for UCLU Women’s Officer

[Note: this post contains descriptions of violence against women.] UCLU’s newly created full-time Women’s Officer position has a man running for it. Kirk Sneade is, judging from his actions over the past few days, clearly not a self-identifying woman but a deeply offensive and misogynist man. He writes in his manifesto: “Kirk wants to make …

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UCL Confessions’ Dark Side

[Trigger warning: the following post contains description of sexual violence.] ‘UCL confessions’ – a Facebook page featuring anonymous ‘confessions’ from UCL students with nearly 3,000 followers – appears to have been taken down in recent days. In all likelihood ‘confessions’ probably followed the same fate as the UCL Buzz – since renamed Gower Buzz; since …

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