4×4 Feminist Features: Icons

Features Editor Sophie Perry is pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and has a special interest in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. [Featured Image: Colourful painting of Malala Yousafzai] Much like any other social, political and/or cultural movement, the feminist movement must have a number of signifying traits…

Asma Jahangir: the Soul of Human Rights Activism in Pakistan

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. At the young age of eighteen, Asma Jahangir first became involved in human rights activism at the time of her…

The Matatus: A Short Story

Regular Contributor Keya Punja is a second year Liberal Arts student with an interest in photography, writing, and dancing ’til the early hours of the morning. She has also drawn the photo that goes along with this piece. [Featured image: Artwork featuring a pencil-sketched woman’s face in a somber mood, her hair dark with light…

I Need To Pee: Accessibility, Disability and Gender Neutral Bathrooms

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. From a young age, my reluctance to queue resulted in me following my two brothers into male toilets of theme parks and theatres. My poor eye sight probably contributed…

Endangered Speeches: Debating the “Culture Wars”

Current Events Reporter  Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student who attended the controversial ‘Endangered Speeches’ event this past week at KCL. Here is a summary of events, and her thoughts on what went on that evening. The 13th November launch of the ‘Endangered Speeches’ series with Dr Joanna Williams began…

The Need For Decriminalisation of Sex Work

Contributor Catriona Morton is the founder of the online space Life Continues After, a communal space for survivors of sexual trauma. She is writing in response to this piece on the criminalisation of prostitution.   The patriarchal and heteronormative organisation of most modern societies perpetuates and worsens oppression and harm towards sex workers. The direct dangers…

Legalised Prostitution: a Freedom of Choice or Legitimised Slavery?

Regular Contributor Katrina is a second year History and International Relations student with an interest in feminism, and the influence of religion and social constructs on the lives of women.   Recently I have come across the debate on legalized prostitution. Legalization of prostitution, as some argues, will provide women with a choice and security…

Surrogacy in Eastern Europe: Are We Doing It Right?

Regular Contributor Aistė Bakutytė is a second year History student and particularly interested in the female experience in Eastern Europe and South West Africa.  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 Forgotten Women: the ‘Triple Burden’ faced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

The Clandestine’s Social Mobility and Class Officer Emily O’Sullivan is a Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics graduate with an interest in poetry, Russians, and instigating political debates in a variety of South London pubs. ‘Their voices are missing, and this persistent erasure or negative representation reflects […] a cultural and political violence towards these women’ Gypsy, Roma…

Time to Break the Silence on Period Poverty

Regular Contributor Marie Colangelo is interested in all things intersectional feminism, debating, and playing ukulele with her friends. Translator Katharine Desgans is a third year International Development student with a passion for cooking, animal activism, and international politics. Image by Alice Skinner from the #FREEPERIODS gallery [Image Description: The picture represents a tampon with a…

Simone Veil: What a Woman!

Contributor Léah Boukobza is a third year Liberal Arts student, majoring in Geography, and minoring in Politics with a love of art, literature, and the written word. Translator María Paula Rincón Hoyos has future hopes to help communities of both Latin and non-Latin women to seek empowerment. Simone Jacob was born on July 13th, 1927,…

A Small Introduction to Feminism: 4×4 Feminist Features

 Features Editor Sophie Perry is a pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Literature, Culture & Theory and is interested in Intersectional Feminism, Queer theory, gender performativity and postcolonial identities. 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…