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
This week Pakistan’s first transgender model was introduced to the modelling world. Kami Sid is a social activist who has been working hard to end transphobia, the intense dislike of or prejudice against transgender people. Though many have become more accepting of the transgender identity since Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation shed light on the issue, there’s … Continue reading 7 Transgender Models Who Are Slaying the Modelling Industry
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
I moved to the UK in September of this year and with me came my many daydreams of what British people are like. Some of my notions were based in fact. I’ve been to England before, to be fair, and tried my hand at bagging an English boyfriend whilst I lived in Madrid a few years … Continue reading It *is* Too Late Now to Say Sorry
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
Welcome to the age of activism. People have gathered together to stand against their oppressors after the attacks in Orlando and Nice, incidents of police brutality and even the shocking U.S. Presidential Election. And, not only are people vocal about their opinions, but they’re showing them through their fashion choices, too. Fashion has always been … Continue reading Activist Fashion: Clothes That Do the Talking
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