Blogs

by Albin Chaiet In an age of social media, everything is online. Approximately 79% of Americans, or roughly 247 million people, use social media. Every minute, over 300 hours of footage is uploaded on YouTube. These videos have an ever-expanding range: from the latest children’s toy un-boxing, to live footage...

by Azhar Vickland This year has been another year where we have seen human rights abuses and achievements both unfolding, while we continue our fight for the best of humanity. Having spent an entire year of my life at university, I have been given the privilege of trying on different...

by Regina Osei-Bonsu This article aims to share my experience of the prevalent sexism found within the Martinican culture. Also, to shine a light on the culture shock that westerners or those of more liberal and accepting thoughts may face. “You need to teach her how she should be in...

by Lucy Little On the 28th September, the streets of Merida were filled with banners, green scarves and hopeful protesters, fighting to change the law on abortion here in the state of Yucatan. As part of the demonstration, feminist organisations vandalised parts of the city centre, most notably the Monument...

by Zahra Iqbal In my last article I wrote about Catalan independence and how politically turbulent Spain is. Again, rather naively, I thought that after the November elections things will calm down a little. Yet, every day I still see people protesting in city centre of Madrid. Whether it’s about...

by Olivia McGhie The lecture hall is packed, students are sat tightly together in the rows of musty smelling seats, and banners have been flung over the sides of the oval shaped room reading “la précarité tue” (hardship kills). The General Assembly held at the Pierre Mendes Centre here in...

by Edie Clee Since its conception in 2013, Spain’s far-right party, Vox, has enjoyed an unprecedented rise to the forefront of Spanish politics. Going from being a relatively unknown political entity only 6 years ago, to now being Spain’s third biggest political party after a shocking performance in the recent...

by Abbie Sharp Scrolling through the Instagram tag for #탈코 gives an insight into what one of the newest and fastest growing South Korean feminist movements is all about. 탈코 (tal-ko), short for 탈주 코르셋 (tal-ju co-reu-set) – ‘escape the corset’ in English – is a movement that seeks to...

by Lucy Little As I frantically wrote my application to become a language assistant with British Council in Mexico, I rambled on about Frida Kahlo, the film Roma, the food.  As I got further along in the application process I started to realise how much I didn’t know about Mexico....

by Nayab Fahim Most people are unaware of how the Kashmir conflict came into existence. The conflict is a result of a historical dispute between two nuclear armed neighbours: India and Pakistan. The conflict persisted with both countries claiming the region as their own, following partition in 1947. Maharaja Hari...