Student Activism in the Era of Toxic Politics: Banning to Blacklisting

  Current Events Reporter Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student attended the recent meeting with the Queen on March 19th. The same day, at least 10 KCL students had their student IDs blocked from entrance into any campus with the explanation that they were considered ‘security threats’. [Featured Image: Queen…

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…

Redefining Representation: Colonial Classrooms

Moshka Mehta first year International Relations student from India. In her free time she likes to address the issues of colonisation, representation and feminism. Currently struggling through studies and the angst of adulthood. [Featured Image: Two KCL students sitting and speaking in the Strand courtyard.] Just this morning, I was attending a lecture of International…

BDSM: Deconstructing the Stigma Pt. II –Politics of the Bedroom

Current Events Reporter Charlotte Kissick-Jones is a second year studying English at KCL, and the author of this three part investigative series on the BDSM scene in central London. This piece explores the feminist implications of BDSM from the perspective of students here at King’s College London. [Featured Image: A young person in all black…

Is My Thursday Morning Tube Ride What My Future Will Be Like?

Sarina Bastrup is a first year History and International Relations student with an interest in literature, equality of all forms, human rights and beer drinking in London pubs. Preferably combined through good conversation with good people. [Featured Image: A blonde woman walking between two train cars on the underground.] It’s Thursday morning around 8:35. I´m…

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…

BDSM: Deconstructing the Stigma Pt. I – A Lesson in Feminism

Current Events Reporter Charlotte Kissick-Jones is a second year studying English at KCL, and the author of this three part investigative series on the BDSM scene in central London. This piece explores the feminist implications of BDSM from the perspective of students here at King’s College London. Discourse on the expression of sexuality has long…

Celebrating Tish Murtha: A working-class gaze

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. [Featured Image: Black and white photograph of Tish Murtha.]   ‘I asked her what she wanted to photograph, and she said, ‘I want…

4×4 Feminist Features: Theories

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: A black clenched hand held up by brown, tan, and white hands. The fist at the top is backed by a radiating red circle,…

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…

Intersex Women in Sport: Privacy or Play?

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. [Featured Image: Caster Semenya holding a South African flag just after winning a sport competition.] Dutee Chand was deemed ‘suspiciously masculine’ with her muscles supposedly being too pronounced and her…