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Celebrate Glasgow’s Alternative Spirit This Weekend At GWL

We take a look at some of the great female performers at this weekend’s BBC 6 Music Festival in Glasgow. Missed out on tickets? Never fear, there’s plenty of events to keep you busy here at GWL!

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Urania: How to be a bad XXs feminist and a queer angel in the 20s

Gender Studies placement student Giorgia Succi shares her first blog on Urania, one of the oldest journals in the Lesbian Archive.

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The Devastating Endemic of Sexism in the Workplace

Shocking – but, unfortunately, perhaps not too surprising – new mental health statistics released by the Scottish Health Survey have shown that young women of the 16-24 age demographic have “significantly lower” levels of mental well-being and societal confidence compared to all other age groups of either gender, but also revealed that mental health conditions […]

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(Re)visiting “Jackie”

Do you remember having a favourite magazine when you were young? Were you a Bunty, Diana, Jinty, June or Judy girl? Maybe you preferred Pink or Patches, My Guy or Boyfriend [or maybe girls mags left you cold and it was the Hotspur, Beano or Dandy for you!] .

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A Taster of Events Springing Into the GWL This March!

As the flowers begin to bloom, the nights begin to lengthen (finally) and we all thaw out, we at the GWL have prepared a jam-packed schedule from workshops to outings and events, exhibitions, awards and, of course, the Story Café. There’s something for everyone available throughout March, so here’s just a small taster of a […]

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Helen Oyeyemi and Boy, Snow, Bird: a Review

Some of my very favourite reads are ones that intricately incorporate rich myth, folklore and fairytale, and Helen Oyeyemi’s novels are nothing if not characterised by her abundant use of all of the above, exploring territories and cultures that such historically mythical possibilities for narratives have become deeply embedded. From the central ghost story of […]

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Don’t Discount the Power of Female Protestors – We’ve Been Successful Before

Over the weekend, global society witnessed something quite spectacular. In the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th POTUS, people protested, and protested on a huge scale. Indeed, some figures suggest that protests took place in over 20 countries, with as many as one out of every 100 people in America marching to reject […]

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An Exciting January Schedule!

It’s a new year, and with it a new schedule of exciting and inspiring events here at the Women’s Library. January and February are jam-packed with events and workshops, so why not come along and escape from the dreich and the dull outside with a hot cup of tea, nice biscuit and some good company! […]

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Christmas Gaming Fun That Highlights a Terrible Sexism

Over Christmas, when the turkey and mince pies had settled, I – like many others – came together with my friends and family to show off and play with our new and shiny toys. My boyfriend’s younger brother – an eager gamer – had got lots of new titles for his Xbox and PC and […]

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Tae a Lighthoose: Perform at our Burns Night/Woolf Supper!

On January 27th we’ll be holding our Burns Night/Woolf Supper and we want you to submit a piece of writing to perform on the night! Here’s some background information on the two authors to get you started.

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