Fikayo and Ella on sex and how to be better at it

I chose Fikayo and Ella for this special FLIPSIDE sex issue because no one speaks on the topic better than feminists. They are both at the head of their respective societies, Intersectional Feminist Society (iFemSoc) and Women in Politics (WiP).…

Feminism, as watered down as your common house plant

In today’s West, there’s no debate that feminism is more readily accepted than ever. Since my first waking moment of self awareness, I can distinctly recall the feelings of gender injustice and prejudice I faced. Hopelessness was cultivated through the…

Former LSESU Gen Sec Busayo Twins on Channel 4’s dating reality show The Circle

Former LSESU Gen Sec Busayo Twins joined Channel 4’s reality television game show The Circle on 9 October, presenting as a middle class white man named Josh. Contestants on The Circle live in the same house but never actually meet,…

SU Delay Causes Sanitary Product Shortage

Since the beginning of Michaelmas term there has been an absence of menstrual products throughout the Saw Swee Hock Building. SU Women’s Officer Maria Golub told The Beaver in a statement: “It was extremely disappointing for me to observe that…

Femininity is not a Weakness

In 2019, women are widely accepted in the Western world as equally valuable in potential, ability, and rights relative to men, in contrast to men’s history of privilege. But is this only a formality?

The AUful truth – A guide for women in LSE’s Athletics Union

file image: 18/19 Women’s Rugby Members Coming to university is daunting, that is a given. Working out how to get to that awkward lecture on the top floor of the Pankhurst building is overwhelming enough – especially when everyone still…

US Women’s Colleges: Your questions answered

I am a General Course student, and back in the US of A I attend Wellesley – the women’s college, the Hillary Clinton school, all that, yes. Compared to people in my home state, a lot of LSE students actually…

Leading Ladies of LSE

Beatrice Webb in 1875, courtesy of LSE Library Earlier this year, the LSE renamed its towers after three central figures in the UK’s suffrage movement: Emmeline Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence and Millicent Garrett Fawcett. This was to mark 100 years since…

An Ethiopian Man’s Tribute to a Suffragette

I will always be indebted to Sylvia Pankhurst and her descendants’ commitment to enduring values of justice and freedom for all, regardless of race, gender, class or country The year 2018 marks the centenary of the year some women (those…

Misunderstandings of #MeToo Prove How Necessary the Movement Still is

This piece is a response to an article written by Kavum Chugh, “Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?” Mr. Chugh fundamentally misunderstands the #MeToo movement. In attempting to prove that it has gone too far he has in fact proved that…