A Murderer’s Lament: in the Name of Grace Millane

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Artwork produced by Grace Millane in 2018. Image depicts a face painted in the yellows, blues, and purples of a bruise. The eyes are big, brown, and sad.] “She was a slut She was asking for it She died in a sex game gone wrong She liked…

A Tribute to Junko Furuta: a Protest to Put an End to Gendered Violence

This article has been published anonymously. Content Warning: This piece includes graphic descriptions of sexual and physical violence [Featured Image: A young woman with a solemn look on her face cast in black and white. This is a screen capture from the music video quoted below.] Seconds of frightened wouldn’t be forgotten  Happiness was fainted…

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…

True Crime, White Men, and Patriarchy: I’m Bored.

Contributor Izzy Caldwell is a third year English Literature at KCL with an interest in human rights literature, disability representation, and a good bit of jazz. [Featured Image: Ten finger prints taken from a crime scene pressed on to a cream coloured police record card.] The wonderful Anoushka Chakrapani recently wrote a great piece in…

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…

Brett Kavanaugh: Criminal, Emotional, and Unqualified

Contributor Coline Baralon is a second year in International Relations, with growing interests in the topics of feminism, human rights and diplomacy. Editor’s Note: As a young, queer, American woman who has found it incredibly difficult to tune into the news of her home country, I feel the need to lend my voice to this discussion….

The Plight of the Indian Activist

Contributor Diya Nair is a third year Law student at KCL, who is interested in post-colonial feminism and the intersection of culture and gender identity. 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…