Archived, Gender, Intersectionality, Politics & Current Affairs, Sex & the Body, Structural Sexism, Violence Against Womxn
Reflections on the world as it is today
The author made a request to remain anonymous. When I was growing up I was so excited to finally ‘enter’ the adult world- I seriously couldn’t wait and spent hours fantasizing about what that life would be like. The thought of finally getting a voice was gratifying, yet strange because of how I was raised.…
#FreeHerFace in Afghanistan
Anna Frediani is a French undergraduate studying Economics & Management at King’s and Economics & Political Science at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She would love to pursue a career in the United Nations as she is passionate about gender studies and international relations. Following the announcement of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, Taliban…
Period Poverty – local and global contexts
The author made a request to remain anonymous. The definition of period poverty includes not having access to supplies and information regarding menstruation. Period poverty also includes the stigma around menstruation stemming from cultural and social views. As a consequence of this lack of education and stigma around menstruation, many girls are not adequately knowledgeable…
“At least she has a job”- but is she fulfilling her potential? The dangers of work sexism and how to end it
Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. Last week I had a conversation with someone who refused to accept the pervasive presence of discrimination faced by women in the workplace, “at least she has a job; we should…
Kaylene is a first year LLB Law student from Malaysia. Her interests are politics, feminism and racism against Asians. Outside of university, you can likely find her in a Waterstones or exploring London. Weaponized incompetence, also sometimes known as strategic incompetence, is an old phrase coined many years ago that has been making a reappearance after…
Why Climate Change is a feminist issue
Loura Al Alanezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports on the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. Climate change is a current concern in communities around the world. It’s no longer a concern about the future. Concerns about access to clean water…
Social inequalities amidst a pandemic
Loura Al Alanezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports on the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. The pandemic has undoubtedly had a negative impact on a variety of factors in our lives, though it can be said that women had faced-…
Why is everyone freaking out about guys wearing nail polish?
Sara Dozai is a third year law student who loves fashion and writing. As a writer, she considers herself a thief as everything she experiences through the senses inspires her to write stories and articles. Coffee is her drink of choice and it makes her feel good as she associates it with friend and family…
Gendered ageism: ‘I’m such a grandma’ and other stories
Saga Jaubert graduated from King’s in 2020 with a degree in War Studies and History, and is now studying for a Masters in Public Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. She is interested in international affairs as well as feminist issues, and how they manifest in everyday life. It is not rare, when hearing about a…
We need to take a more nuanced approach to female role models.
Megan Baker is a second year undergraduate History student at King’s. She is particularly interested in women’s unpaid care responsibilities, maternity leave provision, reproductive rights and violence against women. The bestselling children’s book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls has an entry on the fashion designer Coco Chanel, detailing how she succeeded in setting up her own…
Why We Still Need to Talk About Consent
Yes, we still need to talk about consent.
Female workers forced to get hysterectomy in India
The operation is very profitable for the private clinics and put the family of the patient into debt.