I’m Not Oppressed, I’m Free.

Fatin Abdullah is a recent history graduate from SOAS. She loves all things creative, whether that’s drawing, singing or writing. She also loves Jazz music, reading and Disney movies and stands for equality. Equality between men and women, black and white and everything in between. People just need to be a little more compassionate, a…

Power Distance in the Workplace: a Trigger or Buffer for Sexual Harassment?

Areeshya Thevamanohar is a Politics student with a passion for challenging great injustices through writing. Growing up in multicultural 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: Three small people dressed in business attire…

A Tribute to Junko Furuta: a Protest to Put an End to Gendered Violence

This article has been published anonymously. Content Warning: This piece includes graphic descriptions of sexual and physical violence [Featured Image: A young woman with a solemn look on her face cast in black and white. This is a screen capture from the music video quoted below.] Seconds of frightened wouldn’t be forgotten  Happiness was fainted…

Why You Might Be a Feminist (And Why It’s Going To Be OK)

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: a painting of female faces in front of…

‘I’m Not Interested, Sorry’: Men Approaching Women

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…

Why Universal Healthcare Doesn’t Always Mean Equal Access

Maisie Allen is a second year Liberal Arts student at KCL. “No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means” – Aneurin Bevan.  In the 71 years since its conception, the National Health Service, arguably the foundation of the United Kingdom’s welfare state, has…

Why We Shouldn’t Stop Talking About Class

Rosie McCann is a second year History student at KCL. As mentioned in Emily O’Sullivan’s ‘Myth of Meritocracy,’ Blair’s ‘Third Way’ approach to politics turned us away from class politics and towards a ‘classless society.’ Instead of this vision creating a meritocracy and social mobility, it merely disenfranchised the working class, which alienated us entirely….

Why the Emergence of Gay Parents on Screen Matters

Lea Buecker is a final year English and Film student. Her passions are texts, theatre, and Tabasco. If she’s not reading a book, she’s probably working on an article, writing a play, or watching cat videos online. [Featured Image: Rachel Berry, protagonist of the hit TV show Glee, holding an ‘L’ over her forehead against…

Paternity Leave Pt. III: The Cherry on Top

Sarina Bastrup is a second year History and International Relations student with an interest in literature, equality of all forms, human rights and beer drinking in London pubs. Preferably combined through good conversation with good people. This article is part 3 in a series of 3 written to highlight the many positive outcomes of introducing…

Aced It!: Being Asexual in a Sexual World

This article has been written anonymously. [Featured Image: A hand wearing two black rings, one on the first finger and another on the second finger. The black ring on the second finger is often worn as a symbol in the ace community.] I am asexual. And I was afraid to say this out loud for…

Women in Academia: The Uses of Anger

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. This piece is a summary of the discussion held by the group on October 16, 2019. The academic text…

Menstrual Cups: An Eco-Guilt Trap or a Silicon Slide Towards Empowerment?

Michela Quecchia is a third year at KCL and a cancer survivor with an interest in healthcare and the environment. Currently juggling OCD and philosophy studies. [Featured Image: A hand holding a silicon menstrual cup in front of green foliage.] Social circles – i.e. how open and understanding we are towards social groups that we…