Reflections on the world as it is today

The author made a request to remain anonymous. When I was growing up I was so excited to finally ‘enter’ the adult world- I seriously couldn’t wait and spent hours fantasizing about what that life would be like. The thought of finally getting a voice was gratifying, yet strange because of how I was raised….

#FreeHerFace in Afghanistan

Anna Frediani is a French undergraduate studying Economics & Management at King’s and Economics & Political Science at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She would love to pursue a career in the United Nations as she is passionate about gender studies and international relations. Following the announcement of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, Taliban…

Period Poverty – local and global contexts

The author made a request to remain anonymous. The definition of period poverty includes not having access to supplies and information regarding menstruation. Period poverty also includes the stigma around menstruation stemming from cultural and social views. As a consequence of this lack of education and stigma around menstruation, many girls are not adequately knowledgeable…

Palestinian Displacement: from the perspective of women

The author made a request to remain anonymous. Palestinian women have experienced conflict, resisted the oppressive Israeli government all whilst maintaining their household and worrying about their families’ safety and stability. For the past 67 years, Palestinians’ house and village demolitions have become widespread. Forced evictions are related to ethnic cleansing and associated state crimes…

Gendered impact of War in light of the recent Russia-Ukraine war

The author made a request to remain anonymous. News headlines and social media highlight the recent aggression Ukraine is experiencing. Russia has been launching rockets and bombs within Ukrainian cities where civilians are situated in, and additionally, places of target have been essential facilities such as hospitals- a maternity ward in Mariupol was attacked and…

Women are being left behind, but they are the key to battling Climate Change

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. Climate change is inevitably affecting everyone’s lives, though it should be noted that women and men experience it differently. Climate change is also affecting the poorest communities the most, as unpredictable…

Decolonising The Creative Act

Laura Contreras Sauquet (she/her) is a final year Politics student from Barcelona, Spain. She is interested in the effects of colonialism and misogyny on the arts, how ideologies affect policy making, and questions of national identities. She enjoys drinking coffee in sunny corners, having long walks around any park in London, and listening to podcasts…

Post Separation Abuse: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kaylene is a first year LLB Law student from Malaysia. Her interests are politics, feminism and racism against Asians. Outside of university, you can likely find her in a Waterstones or exploring London. Amid a continuing global pandemic, the start of another war in Europe, and the continuation of warfare around the world, why should the…

Ni Una Menos: the feminist movement for livable futures

Julia Marszalkowska is a final year student of International Relations at King’s with interest in human rights and transitional justice. She is passionate about applying gender analysis to all aspects of life and crazy about her cat. “It’s like a virus,” remarks Veronica Gago, professor at the University of Buenos Aires and one of the…

‘Are men still allowed to be men?’

Milou Klein is The Clandestine’s Column Editor. She is a third year Politics student, originally from the Netherlands. Welcome to the Clandestine’s column, Children of the Patriarchy! Here we will be posting columns on anything and everything patriarchy related. Whilst most of us are already painfully aware of the patriarchal structure surrounding us, we often…

The Current State of Afghanistani Women’s Rights

Loura Al Anezi is a Politics (BA) student. She is from Kuwait, and she reports the topics of poverty, mobility, security and conflict. Her hobbies include reading books and painting. Afghanistan women’s rights are not guaranteed due to the recent Taliban governmental takeover. The biggest indicator of the downfall of women rights in Afghanistan was…