A New Wave

After a long hiatus of exams, university applications, catching up on life and more importantly books, I feel armed with new ideas and new experiences to restart this platform of mine. Reflecting on the past year or so, I've primarily focused on gender issues and racial issues as a third party observer attempting a fair …

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Scratching the Surface of the US Elections

Typical of a politics and international relations student, the hot topic in every single class was the US elections this week. Funnily enough, the topic for this week’s class and lectures was voting preferences and we discussed what factors had mattered in the US elections. Primarily talking about Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, otherwise known as …

On the fear of violence from the perspective of an 18 year old girl

Content warning: mentions of violence against women According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. That’s a scarily high statistic - and it gets even higher in countries in which domestic abuse is …

On reputations, boys, and difficult realisations

So it’s come to my attention that I’ve got a bit of a ‘reputation’ in certain circles and it’s not something I'm proud of. Something along the lines of going through guys faster than a broken-hearted girl goes through a box of kleenex. There’s this sexual connotation towards that impression, that simply because I’m constantly …