Banished for Bleeding: A Political Analysis of Chhaupadi

Sukirti Lohani is a final year Political Economy student. She is interested in intersectional feminism and the impact of gender on socio-economic inequality.  [Featured Image: The central figure of the image is a small, clay ‘menstruation hut’ with a tin roof. Inside the door frame of the hut a red top is barely visible, hinting…

What It Really Means When We Judge Someone Based on Their Accent

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: Six animated people each with speech bubbles floating over their heads, having conversations in pairs.] As a society, especially in the UK, we are obsessed with accents. Countless…

The Hypocrisy of the EU in the Palm Oil discourse: an ASEAN perspective.

Women & Politics Postgraduate Officer Fara is currently studying MSc Global Affairs (with regional focus in MENA). She also works for an Environment NGO and has previously interned at the UN (Humanitarian Agency). In her free time, she is a total podcast-enthusiast, runs a food blog on Instagram (follow @wholesomebites_), and is almost always singing!…

‘Tis Pity He’s A Sexual Predator: Roman Polanski and other stories

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: Black and white photograph of an audience in…

Why You Should Be Striking Too.

Sarah Nizarali is a first-year History and Iberian Studies student. She hopes to one day go into post-colonial studies and research the Lusophone and South Asian world. In her free time, she tries to run away from commercialisation, tucking herself into tiny coffee shops, independent films and the mountains. [Featured Image: A large group of…

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…