Tired of the Taboo: Female Masturbation

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Shows four pieces of fruit cut in half all demonstrating or representing female genitalia.] A couple weeks ago I ordered a vibrator online. It’s something I thought about doing for a long time and finally, after seeing a discount for ‘Love Honey’ on Unidays, I bucked up the…

Women in Activism vs. Women’s Activism

For the 2020/2021 academic year the W&P society is restructuring their way of doing events. Each month will have a distinct focus around which events, posts and resources will focus. This month’s theme is Women in Activism.  [Picture is from the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, showing thousands of women marching for women´s rights, with…

If We Are All Imposters, None of Us Are

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Madison Miszewski has just finished her final year at KCL studying History, and is planning on pursuing a Masters in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at LSE this coming autumn. Her interests include forced migration, decolonisation, queerness, diplomacy and a good gin and tonic on a Friday evening. [Feature Image: Front of the…

Addressing the elephant in the room

Emily O’Sullivan is the deputy editor of a Birmingham-based magazine & a writer with an interest in working-class issues. A former Religion, Philosophy and Ethics student at KCL, she aims to represent working-class lives without the middle-class gaze that they are often subjected to. [Featured Image: After Abortion, Zois Shuttie, 2011. Image shows woman lying…

Labour must earn the support of the heartlands, not expect it.

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Two official looking red signs reading ‘Vote Labour’ being held by two people]. Defined as industrial towns in the North of England, ‘Labour heartlands’ have traditionally been perceived as being aligned with patriotism and social conservatism. Areas such as Leigh, Bolsover, Burnley and Redcar in the so-called…

Indifference is a Privilege: A Plaidoyer for Emotionality

Anna-Leah Gebühr is a final year War Studies student from Germany. She is interested issues of social mobility and education, as well as literature and art. In her free time, you can often find her in cafes around London (with a good hot chocolate) and cooking with her friends. [Featured Image: A puzzle bearing the…

The Modern Day Witch

Francesca Verge is a first year International Relations student at KCL. She loves music, her dog and is interested in languages, having grown up in a multicultural family. She hopes to help the empowerment of women around the world, and was inspired by a high school anthropology class on gender theory.  [Featured Image: Three faces…

Banished for Bleeding: A Political Analysis of Chhaupadi

Sukirti Lohani is a final year Political Economy student. She is interested in intersectional feminism and the impact of gender on socio-economic inequality.  [Featured Image: The central figure of the image is a small, clay ‘menstruation hut’ with a tin roof. Inside the door frame of the hut a red top is barely visible, hinting…

What It Really Means When We Judge Someone Based on Their Accent

Maisie Allen is a 2nd year Liberal Arts student majoring in English literature from South Wales. She likes socialism, the welsh rugby team, and gin. [Featured Image: Six animated people each with speech bubbles floating over their heads, having conversations in pairs.] As a society, especially in the UK, we are obsessed with accents. Countless…

The Hypocrisy of the EU in the Palm Oil discourse: an ASEAN perspective.

Women & Politics Postgraduate Officer Fara is currently studying MSc Global Affairs (with regional focus in MENA). She also works for an Environment NGO and has previously interned at the UN (Humanitarian Agency). In her free time, she is a total podcast-enthusiast, runs a food blog on Instagram (follow @wholesomebites_), and is almost always singing!…

‘Tis Pity He’s A Sexual Predator: Roman Polanski and other stories

Saga Jaubert is a final year War Studies & History student, particularly interested in how national security, intelligence, and nationalist politics shape international conflicts. In terms of non war-related interests, she also enjoys literature, theatre, and music, but hates the occasional small talk about Brexit. [Featured Image: Black and white photograph of an audience in…