The Double Standards of Colonial Feminism

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. In 2002, President George W. Bush used the liberation of Afghan women from the Taliban to justify the US invasion of Iraq. Bush stated that ‘respect for…

“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…

Spiking

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. Recently, viral Tik Toks have shown people sharing their experiences of being unknowingly spiked via needles. Those who experience this commonly wake up feeling dizzy,…

Leila and the Wolves

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. Watching Leila and the Wolves by director Heiny Srour thematizes the Palestinian cause and its intersection with women’s rights advocacy; the movie included multiple…

Why aren’t British MPs entitled to maternity leave?

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. In August 2021, pregnant Labour Party MP Stella Creasy tweeted about her struggle to keep working to represent her constituents, facing multiple important meetings in the days…

TikTok, The Simulacrum Available for iPhone – The Impact of Making Gender-based Violence A Virtual Reality

Taimi Vilkko is a second year International Relations student. She is particularly interested in intersectionality and feminist perspectives on security. [Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown Source] On TikTok, we have seen it all being romanticized. Emotional abuse, unhealthy relationship dynamics, sexual violence, to name a few. Most recently, the “vanilla-shaming” phenomenon on the platform has gotten…