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  • Threads: A Short Story and Photoseries

    Threads: A Short Story and Photoseries

      Threads Contributor Keya Punja is a second year Liberal Arts student with an interest in photography, writing, and dancing ’til the early hours of the morning. Translator Mariana Dongo-Soria is a second year History student who loves to write creatively, dance passionately, and dodge pigeons consistently. The summer breeze blew strong through the wheat […]

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  • Thoughts and Reflections on Walker’s Definition of Womanist

    Thoughts and Reflections on Walker’s Definition of Womanist

    Kat Odina Ali is an artist and writer. She spends a lot of time singing old jazz songs and wandering around London. Womanist (Alice Walker): A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual […]

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  • R Answers II

    R Answers II

    Hi R, I’ve been feeling angry a lot recently. Angry at the people around me, frustrated by ideas that differ from my own and angry at how the world is. I’m finding it hard to work out how to handle my anger. Women are always taught to control their anger, to accommodate others and not […]

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  • 2017

    2017

    Women from King’s sent us their reflections on 2017. Art work  by Hannah Bondi

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  • Exploring Femonationalism

    Exploring Femonationalism

    Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. [NOTE: This message, while important, is certainly not new. This is a tiny look at a massive subject. The intersects of race and gender will not and cannot be understood from one authors research and perspective or another’s briefing of it. For more relevant […]

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  • Neutrality Rather Than Positivity

    Neutrality Rather Than Positivity

    Mariana Plaza is a Colombian/Spanish 1st year Politics, Philosophy and Law student, interested in women, human rights and different cultures. Her hobbies include debating, writing poetry and having meaningful conversations. The politicisation of the female body is not a contemporary concept. Patriarchal power has articulated itself overtime through unrealistic expectations, the constant sexual objectification and […]

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  • In Conversation with My Mother

    In Conversation with My Mother

    Tori Sprott is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Since I have been feeling overwhelmingly uninspired by things the past month, I decided to do something different for my second piece. I interviewed my Mum about her cancer diagnosis and all things in between. Writers block isn’t always the most terrible thing. Let’s […]

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  • In Remembrance: Daphne Caruana Galizia

    In Remembrance: Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On 17th October, the world of journalism lost Daphne Caruana Galizia, a woman with a resounding voice. She started her own blog in 2008 called Running Commentary to express her views of what was right and wrong in Malta. As her former employer wrote […]

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  • SHOOTING AND SEX: FEMINISM, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE 1930s FARM RELIEF

    SHOOTING AND SEX: FEMINISM, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE 1930s FARM RELIEF

    Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, as the United States economy faced significant distress, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographed “Madonnas of the Field”.  These so called “Madonnas” were women typically living and working on farmland, who suffered greatly as a result of […]

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  • Is Gender Essentialism bad for the intersectional feminist movement?

    Is Gender Essentialism bad for the intersectional feminist movement?

    Harriet Whitehead is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Gender Essentialism says that there is a specific feature or ‘essence’ that defines what it is to be a woman. This is often held to be a negative theory from the feminist perspective. This is because with the definition, many people feel a normative […]

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  • Microfinance and the Empowerment of Women

    Microfinance and the Empowerment of Women

    Pooja Sajanani is a regular contributor to Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Since its inception in 1976, microfinance has had a feminist association. In 2016, out of the 132 million clientele of microfinance which cumulatively borrowed $102 billion, 84% were women. Many studies have shown that the availability of microcredit has increased women’s mobility, political participation […]

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  • Decriminalizing prostitution: the right of women to sell their bodies, or the right of men to have unlimited access to women’s bodies according to their economic power?

    Decriminalizing prostitution: the right of women to sell their bodies, or the right of men to have unlimited access to women’s bodies according to their economic power?

    Sandrine Birkeland is a Philosophy student, interested in poetry and Hannah Arendt. In May 2017, Amnesty International adopted a policy supporting the decriminalization of prostitution, removal of laws criminally targeting practices within the sex industry: solicitation, brothel keeping, and living off the proceeds of prostitution. Amnesty claims decriminalization best defends the human rights of sex […]

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