On the Remarkable Versatility of Shame

From the onset of puberty, girls are taught to fear their sexual nature and hide their bodies as changes in their physical appearance reveal an ‘impure’ part of themselves.

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…

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…

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…

Latin American Identity

Mariana Plaza Cardenas is Editor of Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Latin American identity is defined in vastly different ways according to who you speak to. In the Western World, Latin American identity is quickly defined through the lens of the stereotypical caricature of a Latin American individual. This caricature articulates itself in numerous forms, the…