Vatican Reveals Code for Priests Who Father Children

Zahra Banday, BA English TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses rape and child abuse. It has recently come to light that the Vatican has a secret internal code for dealing with priests who break celibacy vows and father children. Vatican spokesperson Alessandro Gisotti talked with The New York Times saying, “I can confirm that these guidelines […]

The Troubles Facing Alaska Natives

Streisand Neto, MSc International Politics When we think of Alaska, what springs to mind are snow and Sarah Palin. However, what I unearthed is something striking and sinister. “I don’t think the state of Alaska takes sexual assault seriously” according to Elizabeth Williams, the Founder of the “No More Free Passes Campaign”. What Elizabeth Williams […]

Insufficient Evidence

A reflection on how SOAS relegates rape (trigger warning) Anonymous In April this year I was raped. I am not sure how it happened. No, I didn’t lead him on. I wasn’t too drunk. I wasn’t dressed in a provocative manner. Truth be told, I don’t have a Police Report to prove I was raped, […]