‘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…

Playing sports- a pastime enjoyed by many but forbidden for women: the growing gendered apartheid in Afghanistan

Sofia Lopez Simpson is a second year International Relations student. Her hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and spending hours making spotify playlists. “I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket,” said Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq. Although hard to believe, this…

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…

We want to be safe

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. We still call our loved ones before we leave, as Sarah Evelard did. We walk in crowded areas, especially in open spaces like Sabina Nessa…

Why aren’t British MPs entitled to maternity leave?

Megan Baker is a second year undergraduate History student at King’s. She is particularly interested in women’s unpaid care responsibilities, maternity leave provision, reproductive rights and violence against women. In August 2021, pregnant Labour Party MP Stella Creasy tweeted about her struggle to keep working to represent her constituents, facing multiple important meetings in the days…

Diversity of language as a form of diversity in cinema and TV

Sara is a third year law student who loves fashion and writing. As a writer, Sara considers herself a thief as everything she experiences through the senses inspires her to write stories and articles. Coffee is her drink of choice and it makes her feel good as she associates it with friend and family encounters,…