Why Universal Healthcare Doesn’t Always Mean Equal Access

Maisie Allen is a second year Liberal Arts student at KCL. “No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means” – Aneurin Bevan.  In the 71 years since its conception, the National Health Service, arguably the foundation of the United Kingdom’s welfare state, has…

Why We Shouldn’t Stop Talking About Class

Rosie McCann is a second year History student at KCL. As mentioned in Emily O’Sullivan’s ‘Myth of Meritocracy,’ Blair’s ‘Third Way’ approach to politics turned us away from class politics and towards a ‘classless society.’ Instead of this vision creating a meritocracy and social mobility, it merely disenfranchised the working class, which alienated us entirely….

The Myth of Meritocracy

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: Ex-PM David Cameron (top, second from left) and current PM Boris Johnson (bottom, third from left) in a Bullingdon Club photograph,…

Celebrating Tish Murtha: A working-class gaze

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: Black and white photograph of Tish Murtha.]   ‘I asked her what she wanted to photograph, and she said, ‘I want…

Gender Inequality in Healthcare: Misses and Misdiagnoses

  Carolin Geis is a third year International Development student with a specific interest in gender and health. [Featured Image: Women dressed in scrubs and a doctor’s coat.]  Women are used not being listened to. Whether it be in the environment of a job, in a political discussion at a bar, or at a family…

The Forgotten Women: the ‘Triple Burden’ faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

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. Translator Wendy Enid Pérez Grecco is an internationally educated Civil Engineer who was recently  one of ten global recipients to be awarded a place…

Time to Break the Silence on Period Poverty

Regular Contributor Marie Colangelo is interested in all things intersectional feminism, debating, and playing ukulele with her friends. Translator Katharine Desgans is a third year International Development student with a passion for cooking, animal activism, and international politics. Image by Alice Skinner from the #FREEPERIODS gallery [Image Description: The picture represents a tampon with a…

Sex Work and Class

Emily O’Sullivan is a third year Religion, Philosophy and Ethics student who has written for Breaking the Glass Ceiling. The issue of sex work is one that still divides many feminists. Whilst some argue that sex work is a tool of the patriarchy to commodify the female body, others maintain that this attitude stigmatises sex…

From a Female Occupier

A group of students at King’s College London have occupied the James Clerk Maxwell Building in solidarity with teachers and cleaning staff. They are demanding that King’s meet the demands of UCU and bring the cleaners back in house. ‘Gender can fuck right off’ is what the cardboard on the door to the bathroom used…

How To Prove Your Love: The Unethical Burden of Proof on Queer Refugees

Madison Miszewski is Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s LGBTQ+ officer. Does the average person remember the last time their partner visited the dentist? The first time they experienced sexual attraction? Where they’ve misplaced old receipts of even the names of people met on dating apps? For LGBTQ+ refugees, their answers to these questions can quite literally…