The Misogyny Behind Mass Shootings

Valentina Meo is a third year in History and International relations that loves to travel, read, and debate in Model United Nations. [Featured Image: A woman dressed in jeans and a tie-dye t-shirt, holding up a white sign with red writing saying “Enough is Enough”. In the background a group of people consisting mainly of…

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…

South Sudan Facing Rape as a Weapon of War

Charlotte Kissick-Jones is a second year studying English at KCL and one of the Clandestine’s Current Events Reporters. In this piece she takes a break from her investigative work and dives into the use of rape as a weapon of war in South Sudan. [Featured Image: The United Nations Security Council committee room.] Gender-based sexual…

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…

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…

Rethinking Feminist Discourse on FGC

Contributor Charlotte-Kissick Jones is a second year studying English and is one of The Clandestine’s Current Events Reporters. 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 conversation and compassion are the best ways to change the…

Life Continues After

Catriona Louise is a recent KCL graduate who runs the project “Life Continues After”, a communal online space for survivors of sexual assault and a soon to be podcast. Translator Mariana Dongo-Soria a is a second year History student who loves to write creatively, dance passionately, and dodge pigeons consistently. TW: sexual assault — It will be…

The Sex Buyer Law: Choice, Voice and Violence

Hannah Bondi is the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of Breaking the Glass Ceiling. The global sex industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The sex industry could be seen as consisting in a range of businesses providing sex products, services (prostitution) and adult entertainment (pornography). However, if we were to understand the real…

Abortion Saves Women’s Lives

Aleksandra Kusnierkiewicz is a second-year student of International Relations, currently on an exchange in Sydney, Australia. She is particularly interested in radical feminism and ethnic identities. Her hobbies include writing, acting and film. The 25th of March marks the international day of the Unborn Child. As I watched a large group of people marching in…

The Female ‘Moral Criminals’ of Afghanistan’s Prisons

Shirin Shamloo is a third year English Literature student. She is passionate about issues of women’s health, human rights and social justice. Women in Afghanistan are convicted of and imprisoned for “moral crimes” more and more frequently every year. These women can be convicted of any form of “zina“, or sexual relations outside of legal…

Who is Karina Saifer? Revenge Porn: A Lesson in Consent

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In November this year, a Brazilian teenager ended her life after months of racial and sexual abuse following the release of ‘intimate photos’ that her ex-boyfriend had shared onto social media[1]. In the photos, she was 14 years old, upon her death, she was…