After the Brexit results were announced, many teenagers were frustrated that the final outcome seemed to be based primarily upon the votes of the elderly, whom the decision would last for a shorter period of time. However, something which has provoked much speculation is the debate over whether or not allowing sixteen and seventeen year olds to partake in the referendum – something I was passionately in favour of – would have actually altered the results.
“We march for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events. We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.” ~ Women’s March London 2017 (official website)
Sometimes, a country will vote for a controversial figure who splits the nation entirely, and in this case, they’re a dangerous force who has the all the respectability and grace of a large bag of pig manure.
Brock Turner was a swimmer, convicted on five charges of rape and sexual assault. Shockingly, although found guilty he was only charged with six months in jail as “a prolonged sentence would damage Mr Turner’s swimming career.” What’s even more disgusting is he only served three months. So without me going off on a tangent about how disgusting society can be here are 17 things that lasted longer than Brock Turner’s prison sentence….
Women who are white, straight, middle-class, thin, cisgender, and able-bodied, whilst still oppressed for their gender, have the loudest voices of any women working on the project because of the privilege they experience. Women who are oppressed for other reasons than simply being women (such as race, sexuality, or class) are therefore often talked over or dismissed, despite experiencing unique problems from that of women with far more privilege, who focus more on what affects them and are often unprepared to listen to others.
Inequality in the workplace has been a feminist issue for as long as women have been fighting for change.