Category: Sex & the Body
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.…
Will I?: A woman’s journey of perception
The author made a request to remain anonymous. Sweat drenched the back of my blouse Trickling down the back of my spine The heat was unbearable Yet there I sat, still as a statue Looking at my reflection Infinite thoughts drifted through my mind Who was that?, I asked How? Why? The uneven brows The semi…
Child marriage in Malaysia
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. ‘Love is like the ocean. It’s not easy to stop when the waves hit.’ or so says the Terengganu government when asked about…
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…
Consent as a cup of tea?The Complexities of Consent
Inès Saada is a French Tunisian Masters student in International Affairs specialising in European and Globalisation studies at Sciences Po Lyon in France, and was previously at King’s for her study abroad year. ‘We must not insist on a sexual desire that is fixed and known in advance in order to be safe’ writes Katherine…
“My Body, My Decision”: Polish Women’s Fight to Legalize Abortion
Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. “Her heart was beating too!” were the angry chants from Polish protesters in November 2021, after Izabela, a 22 weeks pregnant woman died of sepsis because she was refused treatment by…
Facing the Impostor Within Us
Research suggests we can take on more than one of these types of impostors, sometimes at the same time.
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.
‘There’s a fine line between love and hate,’ but Malcolm & Marie is not it
Giulia has just finished her final year at King’s with a degree in Philosophy, and she is currently studying for her Master’s in Curating the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is passionate about history, art, queerness and queer representation in pop culture, feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, war and family narratives, genealogy and…
From Nations’ Salvation Through Baby Seals to Poland’s Abortion Ban and Rooms to Cry in
Undoubtedly fertility rates are below replacement level, and population shrinking is a problem that most of Europe has to deal with eventually.
Human trafficking laws and the façade of protecting womxn
Their freedom is being heavily restricted, and their rights are being violated, all under the guise of protecting them.