The Cavendish Chronicle

Termly print magazine from Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Student-run, read, & written.

Tag: Laura Carman

Forum on Feminism: In Full

~ All responses to forum questions have been ordered alphabetically ~ Can you give us details about your relationship with feminism, and what it means to you? Alex A: I don’t remember a time where I didn’t identify as a feminist, mainly because my mum (who is a mega-feminist) always encouraged critical ways of thinking about gender, and the potential limitations that women face such as unequal pay and discrimination in the workplace. However, when I was younger, feminism seemed very simple to me – largely to do with second wave feminist issues about gender and the problems women face ….

Welfare is Political

by Laura Carman & Nat Abbott People often don’t believe you’re in crisis; they think this level of crisis is normal because of what they’ve seen before. Sometimes Cambridge can be the cause and accuser of the blame. This is not a happy piece. As Lemony Snicket once said: “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other books. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” People here are really suffering and it is likely more ….

Living in Lent.

It’s the first day of Lent! After a cold and dark winter, the Cavendish Chronicle is BACK: with more ideas, more amazing content, and more excitement than before! I am STILL here, and still your digital editor [apparently she never leaves, and we are beginning to suspect she never ever will… ed.] The editorial team have had our first meeting of the term, and we have a lot in store for you between now and Easter. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for us, as we will be running some sneaky competitions over the next few weeks. We are also excited ….

Transgender acceptance

By Laura Carman On Thursday, 19 October Lucy Cavendish College held a panel on inclusivity guidelines for transgender students. I attended this event with high hopes of hearing how Lucians can encourage policy change that follows the recent decision of Murray Edwards College. The revised policy at Murray Edwards states that the college “will consider any student who, at the point of application, identifies as female and, where they have been identified as male at birth, has taken steps to live in the female gender”. Legally, this means the college will no longer be bound by the Gender Recognition Act ….