Western Journalism Continues To Airbrush Foreign Experiences.

By, Khadija Kothia, BA History Photo credits: The Pioneer On 3 January 2019, Indian women in Kerala caught the world’s eye. Photos displayed five million women standing in a 385 mile-long line that spanned the entire width of the city. Stories reported that the women were demanding an end to violent agitations against women trying […]

Can #MeToo Really Make a Difference for Women in India?

Bella Saltiel, MA Middle Eastern Studies India’s #MeToo movement has been gathering momentum. The hashtag has been used to call on perpetrators to account for their sexual misconduct and has primarily been focused on the CEOs of English Language media outlets. Many powerful men have already been asked to resign including the Minister for External […]

Gujarat, 2002: The Semantic Limitations of the Word ‘Riot’

Atika Dawood, BA Arabic and Linguistics Trigger Warning: (Sexual) violence against women and children The spectre of the 2002 Gujarat Riots has re-emerged following the landslide victory of Narendra Modi early last year. The ‘riots’ began when 59 Hindu pilgrims died after a train carrying them was set on fire. Following the false accusation of […]