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…

The war over Ukraine and the collateral damage we need to talk about

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. Looks like the spotlight is going to the Ukrainian army fighting Russia. Now do not get me wrong, they deserve the spotlight they are receiving and more. But let’s not forget…

Food poverty in the United Kingdom

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. Food poverty and its consequent impacts such as malnutrition have become more prominent within the United Kingdom due to increased costs of living, including food…

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…

Palestinian Displacement: from the perspective of women

The author made a request to remain anonymous. Palestinian women have experienced conflict, resisted the oppressive Israeli government all whilst maintaining their household and worrying about their families’ safety and stability. For the past 67 years, Palestinians’ house and village demolitions have become widespread. Forced evictions are related to ethnic cleansing and associated state crimes…

Gendered impact of War in light of the recent Russia-Ukraine war

The author made a request to remain anonymous. News headlines and social media highlight the recent aggression Ukraine is experiencing. Russia has been launching rockets and bombs within Ukrainian cities where civilians are situated in, and additionally, places of target have been essential facilities such as hospitals- a maternity ward in Mariupol was attacked and…

Women are being left behind, but they are the key to battling Climate Change

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. Climate change is inevitably affecting everyone’s lives, though it should be noted that women and men experience it differently. Climate change is also affecting the poorest communities the most, as unpredictable…

Decolonising The Creative Act

Laura Contreras Sauquet (she/her) is a final year Politics student from Barcelona, Spain. She is interested in the effects of colonialism and misogyny on the arts, how ideologies affect policy making, and questions of national identities. She enjoys drinking coffee in sunny corners, having long walks around any park in London, and listening to podcasts…

Post Separation Abuse: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

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. Amid a continuing global pandemic, the start of another war in Europe, and the continuation of warfare around the world, why should the…

Roberta Metsola

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. She loves travelling, dancing to 2000-2010s songs, petting cats, meeting friends for brunch, and…

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…