The Repealing of the Contagious Diseases Act – One Small Battle Won Against the War on Women’s Rights, by Charlie Timson

In 1864, the first Contagious Diseases Act was introduced which aimed to tackle the rapid spreading of venereal diseases (VD) in garrison towns and ports in Britain. However, the legislation only policed women who were suspected of being prostitutes, forcing them to be sexually examined; if their tests came back positive, they could face legal consequences such as imprisonment.

Punk: A Music Revolution, by Arthur Arnold

Punk’s Do-It-Yourself ethic was transformative. It would be hard to align Punk with any specific political persuasion as affiliations with the sound run as far and wide as the political spectrum itself. Therefore, one must evaluate Punk broadly, locating its revolutionary dimension in the Do-It-Yourself ethos. As a result, Punk inspired political engagement, musical creativity, and a myriad of sub-genres, whilst maintaining an ethos that transcended stylistic and musical boundaries.

Eponym Ethics: Naming Inhumane Medicine, by Philip Brady

As one of the most studied, popularly represented, and morally contemptuous regimes in modern times, to publicly adopt any aspect of Nazi or fascist language in contemporary society would quickly draw widespread revulsion and reprehension. Yet, the legacies of Nazi experimentation and medicinal breakthroughs found in the nomenclature of science and medicine still produce uncomfortable Continue Reading

From the Kama Sutra to Now: The Impact of Colonial Rule on South Asian Queer Culture, by Nicole Brown

This article will feature in Issue 38: Language and Culture Despite only having overturned Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalised homosexuality,  in September 2018, India has a long queer history, which the BJP (the incumbent Hindu nationalist party) completely disregard.  Both ancient Indian culture and mythological texts directly refute the attitude that Continue Reading