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    Updated on Aug 25, 2020. Posted on Oct 17, 2014

    20 Students From London Share Why They Think Feminism Matters

    "We have too many old white men in power."

    After the London School of Economics (LSE) disbanded its men's rugby club over controversial leaflets that described women as "slags", other students and staff members decided to demonstrate why the LSE needs feminism with a new photo campaign.

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    The LSE Needs Feminism photos show students and staff members at the LSE campus holding whiteboards that say "LSE needs feminism because...", followed by their reason, written down.

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    The aim behind the campaign is to show that feminism is still a big part of their university community despite the recent controversy.

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    The campaign was launched by the women's officer of the students' union, Gee Linford-Grayson, who wanted to show how women's issues concern the LSE student community.

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    Catarina Demony

    "It was brilliant to see such a strong and positive response to the LSE Needs Feminism campaign," she said.

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    Catarina Demony

    "LSE has shown its true colours through this campaign, and demonstrated that feminism here is well and truly thriving."

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    (This man above is Craig Calhoun, LSE Director.)

    The campaign also helped promote the launch of The Women's Network, a new LSE service.

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    The network will offer students a series of free events, campaigns, and workshops "to empower LSE women in all aspects of life".

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    15. The general secretary of the students' union, Nona Buckley-Irnive, commended the campaign's efforts: "Campaigns such as these open up the dialogue about feminism and deliver a progressive, impactful approach to improving our community."

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    Catarina Demony

    "This is the beginning of a key focus on things that really make LSE great."

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