Domestic Violence: Why do laws not protect us?

“Violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men.”

‘Tis Pity He’s A Sexual Predator: Roman Polanski and other stories

Saga Jaubert is a final year War Studies & History student, particularly interested in how national security, intelligence, and nationalist politics shape international conflicts. In terms of non war-related interests, she also enjoys literature, theatre, and music, but hates the occasional small talk about Brexit. [Featured Image: Black and white photograph of an audience in…

A Murderer’s Lament: in the Name of Grace Millane

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Artwork produced by Grace Millane in 2018. Image depicts a face painted in the yellows, blues, and purples of a bruise. The eyes are big, brown, and sad.] “She was a slut She was asking for it She died in a sex game gone wrong She liked…

A Tribute to Junko Furuta: a Protest to Put an End to Gendered Violence

This article has been published anonymously. Content Warning: This piece includes graphic descriptions of sexual and physical violence [Featured Image: A young woman with a solemn look on her face cast in black and white. This is a screen capture from the music video quoted below.] Seconds of frightened wouldn’t be forgotten  Happiness was fainted…

The Misogyny Behind Mass Shootings

Valentina Meo is a third year in History and International relations that loves to travel, read, and debate in Model United Nations. [Featured Image: A woman dressed in jeans and a tie-dye t-shirt, holding up a white sign with red writing saying “Enough is Enough”. In the background a group of people consisting mainly of…

True Crime, White Men, and Patriarchy: I’m Bored.

Contributor Izzy Caldwell is a third year English Literature at KCL with an interest in human rights literature, disability representation, and a good bit of jazz. [Featured Image: Ten finger prints taken from a crime scene pressed on to a cream coloured police record card.] The wonderful Anoushka Chakrapani recently wrote a great piece in…

South Sudan Facing Rape as a Weapon of War

Charlotte Kissick-Jones is a second year studying English at KCL and one of the Clandestine’s Current Events Reporters. In this piece she takes a break from her investigative work and dives into the use of rape as a weapon of war in South Sudan. [Featured Image: The United Nations Security Council committee room.] Gender-based sexual…

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…