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…

Let’s Not Forget Ahed

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. It is 4 in the morning and you are asleep in your bed. 30 armed soldiers enter your home and start ransacking everything. They confiscate all the mobile phones and electronic devices in the house, assault your family members and arrest you. Not because…

How Can Feminist Legal Theory Be Used for the Benefit of Wider Society?

Ana Ben is a first year student in the department of Classics, interested in women’s rights, different cultures, international law and philosophy. Her hobbies include debating, going to art galleries and writing. Although positive shifts have been made in recognising and dismantling the identity of the female, the pervasive nature of patriarchal norms in legal…

A Seat At The Table Part 2: Solution

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In my previous article on this mini-series, I discussed how women are under-represented in politics and why that needs to change. I outlined three reasons for the need for greater political participation from women: On an average, women are more likely than men to…

We Have Been Marching for 100 Years and Will March Again

Katarina Valieva is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On Sunday, 21st of January I had the honour to witness and participate in the March Time’s Up that took place in London. The march aimed to raise awareness and show resistance against sexual violence and other forms of oppression that women are subjected…

The Refugee Crisis and the Women Left Behind

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In 2016, the United Nations Refugee Agency[1] estimated that there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. They may be displaced from their homes through war, persecution, poverty, or environmental disasters. Of this 65.6 million, 22.5 million are classed as ‘refugees’. The others may…

Profile: The Legacy of Angela Merkel

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Angela Merkel managed to secure her place as the German Chancellor after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), her party, won the elections. She is the first female chancellor and the first one from East Germany. Now is the moment to think about her legacy…

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…

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…