‘The Walking Dead’ in relation to biopolitics

‘The Walking Dead’ in relation to biopolitics

Words by Mahira Rehman The Walking Dead is definitely one of the top shows out in the world that bring about philosophical questions like 'How do we survive in a world without government? Who is the greatest enemy? If there are no more animals do I have to become vegetarian? (I thought long and hard about that [...]

The Symbolic Violence Censoring Free Speech

The Symbolic Violence Censoring Free Speech

Words by Anetha Sivanthan [Editor's note: This blog piece is the first in a series of four. To finish the series, please head to Ane's blog: Unravelling Contemporary Violence] War and terror are the tangible indicators of subjective violence often inspiring a myopia towards the everyday symbolic violence infiltrating our communication. Jordan Peterson's viral interview with [...]

The Land of the Free? The Treatment of Gun violence in America

The Land of the Free? The Treatment of Gun violence in America

Words by Savannah Strudwick Growing up in mid-west America and moving to England for university, the difference in societal views of violence between the two similar but not-so-similar cultures immediately struck me . In America I grew up around guns. Lots of them. Not everyone I knew owned a gun, but you assumed they did. [...]

Myth of Veiling and Protection in Islamic countries

Myth of Veiling and Protection in Islamic countries

Words by Rayhana Neyazi Muslim women are using #MosqueMeToo to share their experiences of sexual harassment during the Hajj pilgrimage and other religious settings. Reading an article about Muslim women sharing their experiences of sexual harassment during the Hajj pilgrimage has devastated me on a whole new level. It is not that I wasn’t aware [...]

Who benefits from gun violence?

Who benefits from gun violence?

Wordsy by Zainab Khan The latest mass shooting incident to take place in the Unites States is that of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which claimed the lives of 17 students. Once again, there has (in my opinion) been righteous condemnation of the fact that a 19-year-old was somehow able to obtain firearms legally in a country [...]

Lara Croft: Sensual Killer or Feminist Icon?

Lara Croft: Sensual Killer or Feminist Icon?

[Editors note: Image above taken from Vanity fair ] Words by Nisha Bhamra A significant topic of discussion as of late has been the physical representation of female leads in action/adventure narratives. Characters like Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Lara Croft have been critiqued, objectified, and judged purely based on their bodies. Lara Croft in [...]

‘Yaaas Queen your face is beat for the Gawds!!’

‘Yaaas Queen your face is beat for the Gawds!!’

Words by Camilla Patel Ok, so I know that the title of this blog post will appeal to a certain demographic: make-up addicts or drag queen fanatics (me in a nutshell). If you don’t fit into either of those categories, I suspect you might be thinking that this is complete gibberish. Well, quite simply, ‘beating’ [...]