Women in Academia: The Uses of Anger

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. This piece is a summary of the discussion held by the group on October 16, 2019. The academic text…

Women in Academia: The Feminist Experience of Studying Up

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. This piece is a summary of the discussion held by the group on October 3rd 2019. The academic…

On Helen Jasper: The Woman Who Performed DIY Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Clandestine’s Social Mobility and Class Officer Emily O’Sullivan is a Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics graduate with an interest in poetry, Russians, and instigating political debates in a variety of South London pubs. [Featured Image: Helen and her partner Brian posing together – Helen in a floral dress and Brian in a navy suit and black…

An Interview With Laura Coryton

Features Editor Sophie Perry is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and has a special interest in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. [Featured Image: A group of young protestors holding signs reading #EndTamponTax and other anti-tampon tax slogans.] I began typing this interview up on March 8th, aptly…

Qandeel Baloch: Murdered in the Name of Honour

Contributor Sitwat Mirza is a second year History student at King’s with an interest in South Asian studies, particularly in how the role of women in politics and human rights activism has changed over time. [Featured Image: Qandeel Baloch posing for a photoshoot in a red blouse, jeans, and black high heels.] On 1st March…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘What A Woman!’ Pt. II

Contributor Léah Boukobza is a third year Liberal Arts student, majoring in Geography, and minoring in Politics with a love of art, literature, and the written word. Translator Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student who is particularly interested in how feminism affects every day life and believes that open…

Murad, Mukwege, and Mending: How Sexual Violence is Still Used in War

Contributor Eliška Stroehlein is a second year English Law – French Law student with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. Translator Wendy Enid Pérez Grecco is an internationally educated Civil Engineer who was recently  one of ten global recipients to be awarded a place on the inaugural M4DLink Women in Resources Mentoring Programme. [Featured…

4×4 Feminist Features: Icons

Features Editor Sophie Perry is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and has a special interest in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. [Featured Image: Colourful painting of Malala Yousafzai] Much like any other social, political and/or cultural movement, the feminist movement must have a number of signifying traits…

Asma Jahangir: the Soul of Human Rights Activism in Pakistan

Contributor Sitwat Mirza is a second year History student at King’s with an interest in South Asian studies, particularly in how the role of women in politics and human rights activism has changed over time. At the young age of eighteen, Asma Jahangir first became involved in human rights activism at the time of her…

Simone Veil: What a Woman!

Contributor Léah Boukobza is a third year Liberal Arts student, majoring in Geography, and minoring in Politics with a love of art, literature, and the written word. Translator María Paula Rincón Hoyos has future hopes to help communities of both Latin and non-Latin women to seek empowerment. Simone Jacob was born on July 13th, 1927,…

Sophie Scholl: A Young Life Dedicated to Changing the World

Contributor Anna-Leah Gebühr is a second year War Studies student with interests in history and war, migration and pacifism. Translator María Paula Rincón Hoyos has future hopes to help communities of both Latin and non-Latin women to seek empowerment. “zerreißt den Mantel der Gleichgültigkeit, den ihr um euer Herz gelegt habt” A group of young…

Anonymous; Malalai Kakar

Isabel Jess is author of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s Anonymous series. “For most of history, anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Recognising Overlooked or Forgotten Voices in History Malalai Kakar was shot dead by the Taliban on September 28th in 2008. I begin with her death as it is an embodiment of the way…