The Cavendish Chronicle

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

Tag: Politics

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 ….

Why I self-identify as a feminist

by Amy Heidi I remember reading an opinion piece in the Chronicle a couple of years ago on “Why I couldn’t care less about feminism”. While the author and I share the same faith, we do not share the same background; she was “a brown skinned British Muslim with Indian parents”, I am an international student who hails from Brunei, a tiny kingdom located on an island in the middle of Southeast Asia. I have a mixed and diverse Asian ancestry that I do not identify as being wholly either South or East Asian. Unlike Ateka, who faced greater discrimination ….

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 ….

Anarchy or Autarky? The dark side of the Bitcoin revolution

by Emma Sims The volatile cryptocurrency’s value rose 900% in 2017, but at what human cost? Lucy Cavendish College is a multidisciplinary haven, one where intellectual vitality abounds. But a tendency to veer towards academic insularity isn’t uncommon, with HSPSers despairing over Durkheim, and the Englings, Dante. It’s nice – and often necessary – to broaden your exposure to other disciplines, other schools of thought, other arenas of study. And yes, while we’re all entitled to audit other courses (Intro to Microeconomics, anyone?), I’m yet to meet anyone who’s actually had the wherewithal to pedal down to Sidgewick and attend ….

Refugees and UK Parliament ~ A Report

by Rabia Nasimi Last week, the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association hosted ‘Refugees and UK Parliament’ at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. This event was held as part of UK Parliament Week, an annual series of seminars held in conjunction with local MP’s.  The objective of these seminars is to inspire the general public’s interest in parliament, politics, and democracy. You might remember the name of the ACAA from the Michaelmas print edition of the Cavendish Chronicle, which featured my personal journey to Cambridge University (From Refugee to PhD). I am deeply involved in the organisation, and I was ….