Anonymous: Sophia Duleep Singh

Isabel Jess is a new contributor to Breaking the Glass Ceiling. She is a current History student with a passion for (arguing about) international politics and migration issues. “For most of history, anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Recognising Overlooked or Forgotten Voices in History As the 100th anniversary of British women’s suffrage passes,…

How Can Feminist Legal Theory Be Used for the Benefit of Wider Society?

Ana Ben is a first year student in the department of Classics, interested in women’s rights, different cultures, international law and philosophy. Her hobbies include debating, going to art galleries and writing. Although positive shifts have been made in recognising and dismantling the identity of the female, the pervasive nature of patriarchal norms in legal…

Are Women Treated Unfairly in the Prison System?

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Proposing an uprooting of the entire system, Frances Cook (pictured below), the CEO of Howard League for Penal Reform, calls the women’s prison estate a ‘scar on the nation’.  In an article written by Crook herself, the reform advocate suggests that “Only those people…

A Seat At The Table Part 2: Solution

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In my previous article on this mini-series, I discussed how women are under-represented in politics and why that needs to change. I outlined three reasons for the need for greater political participation from women: On an average, women are more likely than men to…

We Have Been Marching for 100 Years and Will March Again

Katarina Valieva is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On Sunday, 21st of January I had the honour to witness and participate in the March Time’s Up that took place in London. The march aimed to raise awareness and show resistance against sexual violence and other forms of oppression that women are subjected…

Women at the National Gallery: Re-thinking Art History

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. There are roughly two-thousand three-hundred pieces of artwork in the National Gallery, but only sixteen pieces are by female artists. Of these sixteen works, only four are on display. For my birthday this year, my boyfriend surprised me by booking us an eye-opening, female-focused,…

The Refugee Crisis and the Women Left Behind

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In 2016, the United Nations Refugee Agency[1] estimated that there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. They may be displaced from their homes through war, persecution, poverty, or environmental disasters. Of this 65.6 million, 22.5 million are classed as ‘refugees’. The others may…

Political Feminism: Where’s the Class?

Emily O’Sullivan is a third year Religion, Philosophy and Ethics student. She likes poetry, Russians, and instigating political debates in a variety of South London pubs. Eric Andre once asked Spice Girl Mel B if she thought that Margaret Thatcher had ‘girl power’, to which Mel B replied ‘yes, of course!’ Andre countered ‘do you…

Profile: The Legacy of Angela Merkel

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Angela Merkel managed to secure her place as the German Chancellor after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), her party, won the elections. She is the first female chancellor and the first one from East Germany. Now is the moment to think about her legacy…

Why are Women Facing the Brunt of Recent Austerity Measures?

Harriet Whitehead is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. According to new figures published by the House of Commons, women are bearing 86% of the austerity burden[1]. Labour called out the Conservatives for this catastrophic failing in a recent report.[2] This systematic burden is a long-standing issue, with the previous Tory government being…

2017

Women from King’s sent us their reflections on 2017. Art work  by Hannah Bondi