Inclusion not Initiation in SOAS Netball

By, Anna Jordan BA Development Studies and History & Holly Ogborne BA International Relations and Developmental Studies   Competition in sport can be fun but the competitive element should not extend beyond that into the social aspects of a club. No one should have to prove themselves through initiation rituals or feel excluded by social […]

What is BJJ?

Lucy Dunnet, BA Chinese (Modern and Classical)   When I tell new people that I am off to ‘BJJ training’, more often than not I receive a confused, slightly surprised look in response, and it is clear that a variety of curious and not so PG thoughts are whizzing through their brain. I then have […]

The US Open Final Controversy: Serena Williams disciplined due to racist and sexist bias.

If you haven’t seen the news story, you must have seen the memes. The 2018 US Women’s Open final saw 20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeating Serena Williams. Umpire Carlos Ramos took a point from Williams and then responded to her protestations, giving her a game penalty late in the second set. This sparked controversy as people […]