‘Toxic’, ‘traditional’, thorny masculinity?

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: The painting shows group of men and one…

Has social media become the new window to the soul?

Areeshya Thevamanohar is second Year Politics students at King’s. Growing up in Malaysia, and then moving to London, she hopes to keep exploring the many conflicting views that have shaped how gender is treated in all walks of life. [Featured Image: A close up shot of a hand holding a phone receiving pink social media…

Can We Put a Stop to Poverty Tourism?

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: A group of white, Western tourists on a ‘poverty tour’ in a favela in Rio de Janeiro lead by a man in a white shirt with a Brazilian…

Women in Academia: Carol Ann Duffy

Women in Academia is a reading group initiative by the Women & Politics society created to highlight women in (surprise) academia, by reading academic texts written by women in humanities and discussing them on a bi-weekly basis.  Last Wednesday we had our first reading group of 2020! This year our focus is to incorporate a…

The Starlings

Keya Punja is a final year Liberal Arts student with an interest in photography, writing, and dancing ’til the early hours of the morning. [Featured Image: A blue and yellow starling bird perched upon a small, bare branch.] The president was making an appearance at Nairobi University, and it seemed as though everyone and their…

Meat and ‘Manliness’

Ellie Macmillan-Fox is a 3rd Year History and International Relations student. She grew up taking feminist inspiration from the likes of Caitlin Moran and has a keen interest in women’s participation in domestic and global politics. As a History student, she has studied the evolution of women’s movements during the 19th and 20th Centuries. She’s…

The Glass Cliff & the Election of Sanna Marin

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: A person…

Why You Shouldn't Accept Tardiness

Felicity is a final year student at KCL. [Featured image: A Picasso painting entitled ‘the Friendship’. It features two friends painted abstractly in browns, greens, and blues in a somber embrace.] I used to have a pretty simplistic idea of friendship. A friend is someone who is kind, someone who you have fun with and…

The Assumption of Shame in Studying Gay and Bisexual Authors

Olive Franklin is second year English Literature student with a passion for poetry, politics and pale ale’s, she can often be found holed up next to a pile of books that almost-definitely aren’t on her course-list. She is currently Theatre Editor for STRAND magazine. [Featured Image: A stack of thirteen books in rainbow order, from…

Hillary Clinton at KCL: Gutsy Woman or ‘Limousine Liberal’?

Contributor Diya Nair is a Masters student at LSE, who is interested in post-colonial feminism and the intersection of culture and gender identity. [Featured Image: Shows the stage set in the large lecture theatre in Bush House for the World Questions launch event. There are two empty chairs, and an orange screen behind reading ‘Hillary…