Struggles of female journalists

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. According to journalists, the most important responsibility of journalists in the United Kingdom is to provide information with accuracy. In doing so, female journalists face…

The Right to wear the Hijab in French Sport Arenas

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. Laïcité, a principle considered to have utmost importance in France, is often brought up within debates of banning religious symbols. Laïcité views religion as something that should…

Weaponised Incompetence

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. Weaponized incompetence, also sometimes known as strategic incompetence, is an old phrase coined many years ago that has been making a reappearance after…

Not Just a Few ‘Bad Apples’: The Institutional Misogyny of the Met Police

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. On 10 February 2022, the first woman to run the Metropolitan Police, Dame Cressida Dick, resigned over reports of institutional misogyny and racism within the police service….

Ni Una Menos: the feminist movement for livable futures

Julia Marszalkowska is a final year student of International Relations at King’s with interest in human rights and transitional justice. She is passionate about applying gender analysis to all aspects of life and crazy about her cat. “It’s like a virus,” remarks Veronica Gago, professor at the University of Buenos Aires and one of the…

Women and Politics Society- Monthly Theme: Women and Security

Chloe:  “For this month’s theme on women’s security, I would like to highlight the transformative potential of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. The agenda, implemented in 2000 when the UNSC unanimously adopted Resolution 1325, addresses how women and girls are disproportionately impacted by violent conflict in war and recognises the critical role that women…

Why Climate Change is a feminist issue

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. Climate change is a current concern in communities around the world. It’s no longer a concern about the future. Concerns about access to clean water…

Social inequalities amidst a pandemic

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. The pandemic has undoubtedly had a negative impact on a variety of factors in our lives, though it can be said that women had faced-…

​​‘She was just going for a run’: when will women be safe from violence?

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. On 15 January 2022, 23-year-old teacher and musician Ashling Murphy was killed when going for a run on the banks of the Grand Canal located in County Offaly,…