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…

Changing Sex on Screen

Contains mentions of sexual, racial, and homophobic violence/discrimination, and spoilers for Bridgerton, I May Destroy You, and It’s a Sin