On my commute the other day, I read a fascinating article about masculinity. It said that the majority of men feel like they must masquerade behind an alternative persona in order to be perceived as a “real man.” Hiding emotions has become the norm of hyper masculinity, a term used to describe the exaggeration of … Continue reading Dying Masculinity: What It Means to Be a Man Today
This year’s ATP World Tour Finals, I saw so many interesting matches with lots of unexpected results. What was more interesting was the fact that there was a black tennis player who qualified for this year’s tournament for the first time: Frenchman Gael Monfils. This was an important day for him and the whole black … Continue reading Gael Monfils: A New Face in the ATP World Tour Finals 2016
The endless, cloud-free azure sky provides the perfect backdrop for our lilting white angel, her four propellers whirring contentedly, sunlight glinting from her blades as she cuts through the heavy midday Australian heat. She dips behind a fence with commendable precision, hovering to land her precious cargo. The happy recipient, languishing in the bubbling waters … Continue reading Drone On.
It has become a societal norm that, when speaking of sexual harassment, our immediate assumption is that a woman was abused by a man. This is mainly due to the fact that we have always associated men with being the powerful sex, whereas females are thought to be more delicate and vulnerable. The Latest Case: South … Continue reading Sexual Assault: Not Just a Women’s Issue
Students like myself who are thousands of miles away from home are feeling comfortable at Kingston University, and all the credit goes to Student Engagement and Enhancement (SEE). SEE arranges regular events so that students can get to know each other, and many of us are enjoying the opportunities to meet. I was first intrigued … Continue reading Comfort in Kingston: Student Engagement for International Students
Brexit broke the hearts of many British residents and left the country bitterly divided. It also shattered the hopes and dreams of many young Greek people currently studying in the UK. Despite the uncertainty and the difficulties that will follow after Brexit, Greek students are determined to fight for their right to study and stay … Continue reading Greek Students and Brexit: Between Two Changing Countries
Ticking just one box on a job application could have serious consequences, according to a lecture given during Kingston University’s Race & Ethnicity Matter Week. Dr. Joachim Stibora of the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences spoke Tuesday morning about Banning the Box, a movement supported by former PM David Cameron to remove the disclosure … Continue reading Banning the Box: Can Ex-Offenders Break Into the Job Market?
Within the last decade, the definition of beauty has been challenged and changed. Companies now understand that, in order to survive in this diverse market, they have to open up and welcome everyone regardless of their sex, race, or religion. Last month, CoverGirl — which literally has its target gender in its name — defied all expectations … Continue reading Thank You, CoverGirl: The New Faces of Beauty
Just before that EU Referendum in June, BBC one aired a controversial documentary entitled Last Whites of the East End. Yes really, they did. Six months on and heavily ensconced in a post-Brexit Britain, two writers from very different ethnic backgrounds attended a two-hour lecture given as part of Kingston University’s four-day Race and Ethics … Continue reading White. Working. Class.
According to statistics gathered by the Hindustan Times, women in India are victims in about 74 per cent of all stalking cases. After the famous 2012 Nirbhaya case in New Delhi, three more women were attacked by their stalkers within 48 hours and many more have been since then, proving how big of an issue … Continue reading Stalking in India: A Glorified Crime