What is a Genealogical Explanation of Gender?

Harriet Whitehead is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In a previous piece, I discussed the implications of Gender Essentialism for intersectional feminism. I proposed a Genealogical explanation of gender as a more plausible alternative. In this article I shall explore the Genealogical explanation and attempt to combat possible worries with the view….

Latin American Identity

Mariana Plaza Cardenas is Editor of Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Latin American identity is defined in vastly different ways according to who you speak to. In the Western World, Latin American identity is quickly defined through the lens of the stereotypical caricature of a Latin American individual. This caricature articulates itself in numerous forms, the…

Are Women Treated Unfairly in the Prison System?

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Proposing an uprooting of the entire system, Frances Cook (pictured below), the CEO of Howard League for Penal Reform, calls the women’s prison estate a ‘scar on the nation’.  In an article written by Crook herself, the reform advocate suggests that “Only those people…

Why are Women Facing the Brunt of Recent Austerity Measures?

Harriet Whitehead is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. According to new figures published by the House of Commons, women are bearing 86% of the austerity burden[1]. Labour called out the Conservatives for this catastrophic failing in a recent report.[2] This systematic burden is a long-standing issue, with the previous Tory government being…

The LGBTQ+ Community and My Little Red Dot

Antara Dasgupta is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Five years ago, if you had asked me about how I felt about the word “gay”, I would picture a very effeminate, immaculately dressed and overly theatrical man – imagine Mitch and Cam from Modern Family, unnecessarily flamboyant, loquacious to the point where it’s…

A Seat At The Table Part 1: Situation And Statistics

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In the snap elections of June 2017 in the U.K., 208 women Members of Parliament were elected to the House of Commons. The number on its own may look acceptable to some considering that it’s the highest number of women ever elected as MPs…

Why do the Labour Party only want male leaders?

Harriet Whitehead is a third year, Philosophy BA student. I am interested in politics and international affairs. More specifically in discussions surrounding freedom of speech and women’s rights. I hope to study this in the future. In over a hundred years of existence, the Labour Party has never elected a female leader. This is unlikely…