Voices

Voices is a section that aims to give students a platform to write about issues that matter to them. This is a space to voice your opinion, especially on topics that can be neglected or underrepresented in mainstream media.

UCL’s Ethnographic Collection: A Road Towards Decolonisation

While researching a mask belonging to the Sande society of Mendiland, Sierra Leone, for an assignment, I was puzzled to discover that UCL’s Ethnographic Collection did not have enough information on this object. Only the most basic details were included in its description: the approximate origin date, source location, and ID number. What truly intrigued …

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TERF

What it feels like to be at the centre of J.K. Rowling’s “TERF Wars”

Trigger Warning: Mentions of violence against transgender people.  Let’s talk about J.K. Rowling; author of the impossibly successful Harry Potter series, owner of a very cute dog and, of course, fresh-out-of-the-closet “gender critic” (aka TERF aka Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist – aka transphobe if you are feeling particularly daring today).  That last bit is actually …

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