Gender Inequality in Healthcare: Misses and Misdiagnoses

  Carolin Geis is a third year International Development student with a specific interest in gender and health. [Featured Image: Women dressed in scrubs and a doctor’s coat.]  Women are used not being listened to. Whether it be in the environment of a job, in a political discussion at a bar, or at a family…

Why Do We Hate Things Girls Love? (or, Just Say You Hate Women and Move On)

Features Editor Sophie Perry is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and has a special interest in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. [Image Description: A blonde barbie doll with long, curled hair and wearing a bright pink fur coat along with a dress patterned with her own face….

Girls on TV – Why Good Mental Health Representation Matters

Amika Moser is a second year International Relations student from Geneva, Switzerland. She’s passionate about women’s rights, pop culture and mental health advocacy. [Featured Image: A body in a white shirt and jeans with a television set as its head set against a hot pink background.] Teenage girls are a demographic that are often pandered…

Murad, Mukwege, and Mending: How Sexual Violence is Still Used in War

Contributor Eliška Stroehlein is a second year English Law – French Law student with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. [Featured Image: Ink drawings of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.] Every year, a committee in Oslo is presented with hundreds of nominations, including organisations such as the Arctic Council…

On Compassion: A New Resolution for the New Year

Editor-in-Chief Madison Miszewski is a second year History student with interests in queerness, migration, and diplomacy. [Image: Painting of a woman’s arms grasping a bouquet of pink, yellow, and white flowers.]   Dear Reader, As 2018 winds down, it feels pertinent to write a short ‘letter from the editor’. I want to highlight that this…

Reevaluating the Wage Gap: Why Do Women Really Earn Less?

Val Meo is a second year in History and International relations that loves to travel, read, and debate in Model United Nations. [Featured Image: Woman and a man see-sawing across a dollar sign.] Teaching, nursing, and fashion-related careers are considered “soft” fields, which proportionately pay less and are seen as “anti-intellectual” and more “frivolous”. There…

4×4 Feminist Features: Books

Features Editor Sophie Perry is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and has a special interest in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. [Featured Image: A stack of lightly coloured books on a shelf.] In this article for 4×4 Feminist Features the focus will be on books – four…

4×4 Feminist Features: Icons

Features Editor Sophie Perry is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and has a special interest in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. [Featured Image: Colourful painting of Malala Yousafzai] Much like any other social, political and/or cultural movement, the feminist movement must have a number of signifying traits…

Asma Jahangir: the Soul of Human Rights Activism in Pakistan

Contributor Sitwat Mirza is a second year History student at King’s with an interest in South Asian studies, particularly in how the role of women in politics and human rights activism has changed over time. At the young age of eighteen, Asma Jahangir first became involved in human rights activism at the time of her…

The Matatus: A Short Story

Regular Contributor Keya Punja is a second year Liberal Arts student with an interest in photography, writing, and dancing ’til the early hours of the morning. She has also drawn the photo that goes along with this piece. [Featured image: Artwork featuring a pencil-sketched woman’s face in a somber mood, her hair dark with light…

I Need To Pee: Accessibility, Disability and Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Contributor Izzy Caldwell is a third year English Literature at KCL with an interest in human rights literature, disability representation, and a good bit of jazz. From a young age, my reluctance to queue resulted in me following my two brothers into male toilets of theme parks and theatres. My poor eye sight probably contributed…

Endangered Speeches: Debating the “Culture Wars”

Current Events Reporter  Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student who attended the controversial ‘Endangered Speeches’ event this past week at KCL. Here is a summary of events, and her thoughts on what went on that evening. The 13th November launch of the ‘Endangered Speeches’ series with Dr Joanna Williams began…