Sexual assault at LSE: What has Hands Off achieved?

By Bora Bayram In light of the recent murder of Sarah Everard, sexual assault and women’s safety are issues that have come to the forefront. At LSE, the voices of those campaigning for better treatment of sexual assault victims on…

Sarah Everard’s murder shook the UK. The LSE must do better for its women.

Whilst reading about the disappearance and murder of Sarah Everard, I felt a shiver down my spine at the thought that just a few days ago, I too was walking alone at night in London. The most basic encounters on…

The LSE Starter Pack #6: Seeking Support

“I think there is a tendency for people at LSE to suffer with their mental health but think they’re not bad enough to seek support, and that’s really not the case. If in any way your mental health is affecting…

LSE ramps up sexual violence support provisions with 36 new safe Contacts

LSE appears to be increasing its provision of support for survivors and announced the recruitment of 36 new safe contacts, a significant increase from last year’s 7. Campaigning over the issue by groups such as Hands Off LSE and pressures…

Bombshell – fox in the #MeToo hen house

There’s an irony of a proto-MeToo movement taking place in the halls of the fiercely conservative Fox News’ offices in 2016. Yet Jay Roach’s Bombshell subverts this irony. He provides context to the origins of the scandal while giving humanity…

LSE Limelight #3: Hands Off LSE

“Looking at the current provisions for survivors of sexual assault, LSE is really lagging behind other universities.” – Ella Holmes This week Yasmina is speaking to Hands Off LSE‘s Ella Holmes about tackling sexual assault on campus, their campaign to improve LSE’s support for victims…

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…

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…

Has #MeToo Gone Too Far?

As the #MeToo movement broke out, I, like most others, was inspired by the women leading the movement to stand up against the men who have brutalised them. I thought, “Maybe this will be the generation that makes sure that…

LSE does #March4Women

In an effort to raise awareness on campus about consent and sexual harassment, LSE and the Student’s Union have collaborated together and have launched the Consent Campaign this year. Our 5 Consent Champions, in collaboration with other important actors such…