Category Archives: Student Fightback

Defend Bahar Mustafa!

By Rosalind Robson As a current mature MA student at Goldsmiths University I have been watching with increasing dismay the media storm, and swirl of half-truths and lies being spread around about the Student Union’s Welfare and Diversity Office, Bahar Mustafa, and

Defend Bahar Mustafa!

By Rosalind Robson As a current mature MA student at Goldsmiths University I have been watching with increasing dismay the media storm, and swirl of half-truths and lies being spread around about the Student Union’s Welfare and Diversity Office, Bahar Mustafa, and

Feminism is cool now – but where are the politics?

By Beth Redmond The number of young women openly calling themselves feminists is, in my experience, constantly increasing. In the four years between me starting university and now, the attitude of a large number of student women has shifted dramatically,

Feminism is cool now – but where are the politics?

By Beth Redmond The number of young women openly calling themselves feminists is, in my experience, constantly increasing. In the four years between me starting university and now, the attitude of a large number of student women has shifted dramatically,

Malala Yousafzai: activist, feminist and socialist

By Vijay Jackson Recently, the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was much-deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous stand against the Taliban’s oppression of women. She was jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian activist who

Malala Yousafzai: activist, feminist and socialist

By Vijay Jackson Recently, the Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was much-deservedly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous stand against the Taliban’s oppression of women. She was jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian activist who

All the Rage: a celebration of women in class struggle

A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty – everyone welcome @ University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT (the red building opposite the main quad)

All the Rage: a celebration of women in class struggle

A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty A socialist feminist conference hosted by women in Workers’ Liberty – everyone welcome @ University College London, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT (the red building opposite the main quad)

Tackling rugby club sexism

By Beth Redmond The men’s rugby club at the London School of Economics has been disbanded, after circulating a sexist, classist and homophobic leaflet at this year’s freshers fair. The text of the leaflet mocks students at “poly” universities, describes

Tackling rugby club sexism

By Beth Redmond The men’s rugby club at the London School of Economics has been disbanded, after circulating a sexist, classist and homophobic leaflet at this year’s freshers fair. The text of the leaflet mocks students at “poly” universities, describes

Yes means yes

By Charlotte Zalens California has become the first state in the US to have “yes means yes” consent legislation. The legislation, which was passed at the end of September, applies to all post-secondary schools and is a result of a

Yes means yes

By Charlotte Zalens California has become the first state in the US to have “yes means yes” consent legislation. The legislation, which was passed at the end of September, applies to all post-secondary schools and is a result of a

“It is the Kurdish people fighting, but this is a much bigger issue”: interview with Roza Salih

Roza Salih, who is Vice President Diversity & Advocacy at University of Strathclyde Students’ Association in Glasgow and NUS Scotland’s International Students’ Officer, has been organising protests in solidarity with the Kurdish struggle. She spoke to Solidarity. This battle is

“It is the Kurdish people fighting, but this is a much bigger issue”: interview with Roza Salih

Roza Salih, who is Vice President Diversity & Advocacy at University of Strathclyde Students’ Association in Glasgow and NUS Scotland’s International Students’ Officer, has been organising protests in solidarity with the Kurdish struggle. She spoke to Solidarity. This battle is

We all belong to Glasgow

Charlotte Seleus reviews an adaptation of the story of the Glasgow Girls

We all belong to Glasgow

Charlotte Seleus reviews an adaptation of the story of the Glasgow Girls

What’s the purpose of gender quotas?

By Kate Harris A few weeks ago, University of London Union President Michael Chessum (who also happens to be my housemate) asked me what I thought of gender quotas at the National Union of Students.(1) He seemed to be rather

What’s the purpose of gender quotas?

By Kate Harris A few weeks ago, University of London Union President Michael Chessum (who also happens to be my housemate) asked me what I thought of gender quotas at the National Union of Students.(1) He seemed to be rather

Women in Leadership is just boss feminism

By Beth Redmond Liberal feminism tries to persuade us that increasing the number of women in powerful positions and leadership roles can transform our movement and our society. Although the underrepresentation of women in all ‘public sphere’ areas of society

Women in Leadership is just boss feminism

By Beth Redmond Liberal feminism tries to persuade us that increasing the number of women in powerful positions and leadership roles can transform our movement and our society. Although the underrepresentation of women in all ‘public sphere’ areas of society