The Disease of Dark Skin

By Uswa Ahmed, BA World Philosophies Being a South Asian woman on the darker side of the spectrum, you tread on very dangerous waters. Our community appears to be plagued by a disease of self-hate hightentend by a strange fact. The sufferer is unaware of their sickness. For those unfamiliar with this problem, skin whitening […]

The Hollywood Syndrome

By Inès Rodier Sunday the 12th of November in Los Angeles, women and men marched to support the victims of harassment from the now infamous figures of the entertainment industry. At the heart of where it started, Hollywood, people asked for the end of the unpunished sexual harassment in the show business.   Indeed, these crimes […]

Capital punishment: Should we re-legalise it in the UK?

By, Hasan Almusawi 1st year LLB Since the abolition of capital punishment in 1965 (which had been a well-established custom of English criminal law for centuries), the public have generally remained opposed to the practice. This is due to progressive social attitudes as well as increased recognition of human rights and human dignity.  Despite this, […]

Aladdin – Disney’s orientalist fairytale

By, Yasar Ohle LL.M. Law and Gender After arriving in London this fall, and while exploring the exotic and hidden world of the London underground, an advertisement for Disney’s Aladdin Musical caught my eye. What crosses the minds of (white) people going to this musical? Are they aware of all the Orientalism in the room? […]

Why Decolonising our universities is important

By, Halimo Hussein, Co-President for Equality and Liberation   Decolonising the curriculum recently hit the headlines again with the uproar from right wing media in response to comments made by Lola Olufemi, the Women’s Officer at Cambridge Students Union. Lola was scrutinised because of a letter she put forward to academic staff calling for the […]

Finally, Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring

By, Maya Alsughaiyer, BA Politics and World Philosophies The current Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is 81 years old and suffers from Alzheimer’s. But this is anything but representative of the Saudi society where 70 percent of the population is under the age of 30 and roughly 25 percent are unemployed. The pressure […]