“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…

The BBC’s Entanglement With The N-Word

A news outlet as huge as the BBC, whose influence is not only national but worldwide, broadcasted (not once but twice in a week) a white reporter using the N-Word.

Being Non-White at a White University: It’s Time to Decolonise

Sarah Nizarali is a first-year History and Iberian Studies student. She hopes to one day go into post-colonial studies and research the Lusophone and South Asian world. In her free time, she tries to run away from commercialisation, tucking herself into tiny coffee shops, independent films and the mountains. [Featured Image: The Maughan Library’s cream…

Climate Change Movements – Why Are They White Dominated?

Assistant Features Editor Sagal Hassan is an MSc student in Global Affairs and a recent International Relations and History graduate. She is interested in history, international development and politics particularly regarding East Africa and the MENA region. [Featured Image: Extinction Rebellion protestors at a rally with their signature bright green, pink, and white signs.] During…

I’m Not Oppressed, I’m Free.

Fatin Abdullah is a recent history graduate from SOAS. She loves all things creative, whether that’s drawing, singing or writing. She also loves Jazz music, reading and Disney movies and stands for equality. Equality between men and women, black and white and everything in between. People just need to be a little more compassionate, a…

Why Universal Healthcare Doesn’t Always Mean Equal Access

Maisie Allen is a second year Liberal Arts student at KCL. “No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means” – Aneurin Bevan.  In the 71 years since its conception, the National Health Service, arguably the foundation of the United Kingdom’s welfare state, has…

Women in Academia: The Uses of Anger

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. This piece is a summary of the discussion held by the group on October 16, 2019. The academic text…

Redefining Representation: Colonial Classrooms

Moshka Mehta first year International Relations student from India. In her free time she likes to address the issues of colonisation, representation and feminism. Currently struggling through studies and the angst of adulthood. [Featured Image: Two KCL students sitting and speaking in the Strand courtyard.] Just this morning, I was attending a lecture of International…