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 Assumption of Shame in Studying Gay and Bisexual Authors

Olive Franklin is second year English Literature student with a passion for poetry, politics and pale ale’s, she can often be found holed up next to a pile of books that almost-definitely aren’t on her course-list. She is currently Theatre Editor for STRAND magazine. [Featured Image: A stack of thirteen books in rainbow order, from…

Why the Emergence of Gay Parents on Screen Matters

Lea Buecker is a final year English and Film student. Her passions are texts, theatre, and Tabasco. If she’s not reading a book, she’s probably working on an article, writing a play, or watching cat videos online. [Featured Image: Rachel Berry, protagonist of the hit TV show Glee, holding an ‘L’ over her forehead against…

Aced It!: Being Asexual in a Sexual World

This article has been written anonymously. [Featured Image: A hand wearing two black rings, one on the first finger and another on the second finger. The black ring on the second finger is often worn as a symbol in the ace community.] I am asexual. And I was afraid to say this out loud for…

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…

Bisexual Breakdowns: Breaking Down Bisexuality

Johanna Li is a final year War Studies student with an interest in conflict, neo-colonialism, queerness, and good ASMR videos. [Featured Image: The bisexual flag consists of three horizontal pillars starting with pink at the top, purple in the middle, and blue at the bottom.] Recently it came to my attention that many of my…

Rainbow is the New Black

Contributor Eliška Stroehlein is a second year English Law – French Law student with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. Translator María Paula Rincón Hoyos has future hopes to help communities of both Latin and non-Latin women to seek empowerment. [Image: a pair of handcuffed clenched fists painted the colours of the LGBTQ+…

How To Prove Your Love: The Unethical Burden of Proof on Queer Refugees

Madison Miszewski is Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s LGBTQ+ officer. Does the average person remember the last time their partner visited the dentist? The first time they experienced sexual attraction? Where they’ve misplaced old receipts of even the names of people met on dating apps? For LGBTQ+ refugees, their answers to these questions can quite literally…

3 Ways Straight Women Can Be Better Allies (And Why It Matters)

Madison Miszewski is Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s LGBTQ+ officer. I discovered I was bisexual when I was thirteen. After my closest friend had come out to me earlier in the year, it hit me like an apple supposedly hit the head of Issac Newton. Except instead of an apple, it was actress Emmy Rossum in…

The LGBTQ+ Community and My Little Red Dot

Antara Dasgupta is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Five years ago, if you had asked me about how I felt about the word “gay”, I would picture a very effeminate, immaculately dressed and overly theatrical man – imagine Mitch and Cam from Modern Family, unnecessarily flamboyant, loquacious to the point where it’s…