The Pill and the Pope

By Georgie Day Out of all contraceptive methods, the pill is one of the most popular types of female contraception, with an almost 99% effectiveness rate when used correctly. It cannot be disputed that the introduction of the pill has changed society forever. It gave women control over their reproductive organs and sex life, madeContinue reading “The Pill and the Pope”

Forgotten Ideas: Emma Goldman on Anarchism, Gender, and Prison

By Peter Marshall “Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the domination of religion; the liberation of the human body from the domination of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. Anarchism stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals for the purpose ofContinue reading “Forgotten Ideas: Emma Goldman on Anarchism, Gender, and Prison”

What We’re Reading: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Throughout this short and insightful book there is one powerful and potent message: Gender does matter, no matter the sex you are born with, the money you have, or where you come from.   The main purpose of this book is to act as a rallying cry, a point of call to use when confrontedContinue reading “What We’re Reading: ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

A Step Backwards for a Regime or a Step Towards Equality?

By Sophie Minter Nearly 17 decades have passed since the women’s rights movement started in Seneca Falls, New York. Over those decades it is evolved into the intersectional feminist movement many people are familiar with now, championing issues that women and minorities face globally.

NGOs and Their Role in Human Security

By Gavin Davies Humanitarian efforts have saved countless lives, but have been accused of making bad situations worse. The impact of this duality has grown after the end of the Cold War, when the USSR and the US removed support from their respective spheres of influence and left a power vacuum. With no interest orContinue reading “NGOs and Their Role in Human Security”

In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War

By Lola Scurlock According to the UN, International Women’s Day is a global event to acknowledge progress made in women’s rights, to advocate for change and to proclaim the role of common women in altering the history of their nations and communities through acts of courage and determination. On the 8th of March, we willContinue reading “In the blind-eye of the media; the role of women in the Syrian Civil War”