It Is Time to Acknowledge the Sexual Violence at UK Universities

Lara Andrews The endemic sexual harassment and abuse that has been historically ingrained in university culture for the last decades has reached a pinnacle point that can no longer be ignored. In statistics gathered this year by Revolt Sexual Assault, a study of 4,500 people at universities across the UK established that 62% of respondents…

Deconstructing the Female Leader

Sophie-Jo Gavin To many, the female leader evokes an image of development and progression – an understandable conception when considering the wealth of nations still yet to witness one. Only 70 of the 193 member states of the UN have ever been led by a woman, and 13 of those leaders held office for less…

Female Genital Mutilation: Tradition or Torture?

Iona Jenkins ‘FGM violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’ –WHO Female genital mutilation comprises any procedure made without medical need to remove part or all of the external female genitalia. There are no health benefits to FGM; it…

I was raped. I have the right to remain anonymous. But I shouldn’t have to.

Hannah Overton, superhero extraordinaire, shares this touching story about overcoming one of the most egregious things that could ever happen to a woman… It was our second date. Already head over heels for each other, we were in bed and he began to touch me. “Stop”, I said playfully. He didn’t. My playfulness turned to panic. “I…