As the Planet Burns, So Do Women.
Lambrini studies History and International Relations The relationship between gender and climate change, to some, may seem tenuously linked. Climate change, evidently, affects us all. 2022 marked the sixth warmest year on record, with the rate of global warming having doubled since 1981. Natural disasters dominated the globe in 2022, with the Pakistan floods, European…
The vital role of women in peacebuilding
Rosie studies International Relations For the majority of women, a war-torn country severely impacts their livelihood. There are countless examples of systematic rapes and murders of women during times of conflict, as well as sexual slavery and exploitation, and various other sex-based forms of violence. Despite, or possibly in spite of this, studies show the…
A New Generation of Voters
Lina studies in the War Studies department The U.S. Midterms in 2022 were predicted to be a “Red Wave.” Experts and news outlets were certain Americans would vote abundantly Republican for Congress, making the democratic President’s job much more difficult since the executive and legislative branches of government must work together to agree on which…
Feminist Degrowth: A Solution to the Climate Crisis?
Sara studies Business Management Liz Truss’ premiership may now seem like ancient history, but it was merely months ago that the former PM introduced her ‘Trussonomics’ policy that has since tipped the UK into huge economic and social disorder. Although Truss’ premiership was undeniably disastrous, I want to zoom in on one key mantra that…
Why you should read “The Book of Form and Emptiness”: An Argument in Three Themes
Matilde is a Politics student Precautionary triggers list for this book: Mental health – Self harm – Addiction / relapse – Death of a parent/spouse – Sexual assault (alluded to). The winner of the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction, The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki is a sad, beautiful book about a…
Boys From School
Marsho studies History It’s a rainy day in your hometown, sometime during the winter break. You’ve come back for the holidays, and after a couple days of being cooped up in your family’s home, you decide to go see your friend from secondary school at the only decent coffee shop in town for the sake…
Women’s Unspoken Curfew: How Half of the Population is conditioned into Paranoid Hyper Awareness
Josie is a master student in Contemporary literature, culture and theory In the middle of winter, the night wraps itself around the day like a heavy blanket, muffling light until only an imperceptible sliver remains. In this sliver we must take our walks, go for a jog, buy groceries, take in as much fresh air…
This is not the sixties, I don’t want to burn my bra and I don’t hate pink.
Jessica is a PPE student The feminist movement across the world has made exceptional movements towards the liberation of women since the birth of the patriarchy, and I must say I am proud to call myself a feminist. I’m pleased to be one, proud to dedicate myself to the movement and proud of the work…
On re-explaining Mansplaining
Paola studies Liberal Arts with a major in Political Science It was a rainy October day in grey-sky London. I was walking to my friend’s house, looking like a drowned rat, the raincoat not helping, wondering about Zoe’s ambition to throw a barbecue party. We were back from summer vacation and looking for the spirit…
Mujeres Say What?
Alicia studies Film Studies L. Susan Brown is a Canadian writer, theoretician, anarchist, and communist. She expressed in her writings that “anarchism is a political philosophy opposed to any relationship of power, it is intrinsically feminist” But in that case, what is Anarch-Feminism? Well, it’s simple definition is that it’s an antiauthoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-oppressive philosophy,…
The Exploitation of the #mumboss
The exploitation of the #mumboss” dissects the paradox between gender equality and capitalism, and explores why the neofeminist promotion of working mothers may actually be harming the feminist movement.
SCUM vs American Psycho: Masculinity and Perception
Thought radical feminism and hyper masculinity had no common ground? Think again. Patrick Bateman, masculinity, and political lesbianism come together in this literary and cultural analysis of two radically extreme texts and the current state of masculinity and femininity in the media.