“I am Speaking!”

Welcome to the Clandestine’s new column, Children of the Patriarchy! Every other Wednesday we will post a column on anything and everything patriarchy related. Whilst most of us are already painfully aware of the patriarchal structure surrounding us, we often do not realise how deeply rooted its effects are. That’s why we are here! Every…

Feminine AND Powerful: Can Women be Both?

You may be thinking at this point, is this really important and worth talking about? The answer is no, what a female politician chooses to wear really should not be something worth commenting on. Yet it is.

Women in Academia: Virginia Woolf: ‘A room of one’s own’

Women in Academia is a reading group initiative by the Women & Politics society created to highlight women in (surprise) academia, by reading academic texts written by women in humanities and discussing them on a bi-weekly basis.  Last week we discussed Virginia Woolf’s extended essay ‘’A Room of One’s Own’’, a work which is based…

Women in Academia: Carol Ann Duffy

Women in Academia is a reading group initiative by the Women & Politics society created to highlight women in (surprise) academia, by reading academic texts written by women in humanities and discussing them on a bi-weekly basis.  Last Wednesday we had our first reading group of 2020! This year our focus is to incorporate a…

The Glass Cliff & the Election of Sanna Marin

Francesca Verge is a first year International Relations student at KCL. She loves music, her dog and is interested in languages, having grown up in a multicultural family. She hopes to help the empowerment of women around the world, and was inspired by a high school anthropology class on gender theory.  [Featured Image: A person…

Hillary Clinton at KCL: Gutsy Woman or ‘Limousine Liberal’?

Contributor Diya Nair is a Masters student at LSE, who is interested in post-colonial feminism and the intersection of culture and gender identity. [Featured Image: Shows the stage set in the large lecture theatre in Bush House for the World Questions launch event. There are two empty chairs, and an orange screen behind reading ‘Hillary…

A Murderer’s Lament: in the Name of Grace Millane

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Artwork produced by Grace Millane in 2018. Image depicts a face painted in the yellows, blues, and purples of a bruise. The eyes are big, brown, and sad.] “She was a slut She was asking for it She died in a sex game gone wrong She liked…

UK: 100 Years of Women in Law

Eliška Stroehlein is a third year English Law – French Law student at Panthéon-Assas University Paris II with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. [Featured Image: A faceless cartoon with long black hair wearing a white collar shirt and a black robe, holding a gavel and a folder. They are standing against a…

A Tribute to Junko Furuta: a Protest to Put an End to Gendered Violence

This article has been published anonymously. Content Warning: This piece includes graphic descriptions of sexual and physical violence [Featured Image: A young woman with a solemn look on her face cast in black and white. This is a screen capture from the music video quoted below.] Seconds of frightened wouldn’t be forgotten  Happiness was fainted…