Behind the scenes of the London Women’s Strike 2020

(c) Socialist Appeal March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day in which millions of people will gather across the globe to protest inequality, discrimination, and violence against women, to name a few of the key issues. What is it…

Cliteracy Class 7: a brief history of the pussy

For the first Cliteracy of the decade, let’s travel back in time to the first pre-historic female squatting down awkwardly over a particularly reflective pond, craning her neck and taking a peek at this thing we call the vagina. Get…

Economics seeks to cleanse its name

(C) LSE Events On 14 October 2019, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Abhijeet Bannerjee, Esther Duflo, and Micheal Kremer as the winners of the  Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. While prior speculation suggested other prominent names in the…

Girl, Woman, Other – A Love Letter to Black Womanhood ★★★★

Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to co-win the Booker Prize, alongside Margaret Atwood. Her book, Girl, Woman, Other, follows the lives of 12 black women in the UK. Evaristo spins their disparate stories around Amma’s – a gay…

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…

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…

LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security receives​ funding grant to tackle injustice

The LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security has announced it will be spearheading a new coalition of research institutions focused on tackling worldwide gender-based injustice. The Hub, One of twelve new research bodies funded by the UK Government’s Global…

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…

The Aftermath of #MeToo

Deputy Features Editor Marianne Hii provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of public institutions and the press in the age of #MeToo After more than a year since the #MeToo movement has started, the United Kingdom finds itself in the…