The Need for Women in Leadership

Clearly, it is not a lack of skills or qualifications that lead to the lack of women in high-decision making levels. So, what is it?

“I am Speaking!”

Welcome to the Clandestine’s new column, Children of the Patriarchy! Every other Wednesday we will post a column on anything and everything patriarchy related. Whilst most of us are already painfully aware of the patriarchal structure surrounding us, we often do not realise how deeply rooted its effects are. That’s why we are here! Every…

Feminine AND Powerful: Can Women be Both?

You may be thinking at this point, is this really important and worth talking about? The answer is no, what a female politician chooses to wear really should not be something worth commenting on. Yet it is.

Women in Academia: Virginia Woolf: ‘A room of one’s own’

Women in Academia is a reading group initiative by the Women & Politics society created to highlight women in (surprise) academia, by reading academic texts written by women in humanities and discussing them on a bi-weekly basis.  Last week we discussed Virginia Woolf’s extended essay ‘’A Room of One’s Own’’, a work which is based…

Women in Academia: Carol Ann Duffy

Women in Academia is a reading group initiative by the Women & Politics society created to highlight women in (surprise) academia, by reading academic texts written by women in humanities and discussing them on a bi-weekly basis.  Last Wednesday we had our first reading group of 2020! This year our focus is to incorporate a…

The Glass Cliff & the Election of Sanna Marin

Francesca Verge is a first year International Relations student at KCL. She loves music, her dog and is interested in languages, having grown up in a multicultural family. She hopes to help the empowerment of women around the world, and was inspired by a high school anthropology class on gender theory.  [Featured Image: A person…