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…

Domestic Violence: Why do laws not protect us?

“Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men.”

‘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…

A Murderer’s Lament: in the Name of Grace Millane

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Artwork produced by Grace Millane in 2018. Image depicts a face painted in the yellows, blues, and purples of a bruise. The eyes are big, brown, and sad.] “She was a slut She was asking for it She died in a sex game gone wrong She liked…

A Tribute to Junko Furuta: a Protest to Put an End to Gendered Violence

This article has been published anonymously. Content Warning: This piece includes graphic descriptions of sexual and physical violence [Featured Image: A young woman with a solemn look on her face cast in black and white. This is a screen capture from the music video quoted below.] Seconds of frightened wouldn’t be forgotten  Happiness was fainted…