Author Archives: Cara Balen

Weapons of War: highlighting the violence of sexual violence

The start of this week was marked by the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Cara Balen looks at how the UN campaign can help us to refigure our ideas of violence and sexual assault.

Let’s do the Time Warp: Costumes Inspired by Contemporary Politics

Cara Balen gives her readers a Halloween treat by suggesting some politically inspired costumes. But be careful, because this could be more of a trick than you think, as it serves as a reminder of society’s nightmarish political climate.