Menstrual Cups: An Eco-Guilt Trap or a Silicon Slide Towards Empowerment?

Michela Quecchia is a third year at KCL and a cancer survivor with an interest in healthcare and the environment. Currently juggling OCD and philosophy studies. [Featured Image: A hand holding a silicon menstrual cup in front of green foliage.] Social circles – i.e. how open and understanding we are towards social groups that we…

Paternity Leave Pt. II: Breadwinners as Caretakers

Sarina Bastrup is a second 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. This article is part 2 in a series of 3 written to highlight the many positive outcomes of introducing…

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…

Women in Academia: The Feminist Experience of Studying Up

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 3rd 2019. The academic…

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…

Paternity Leave Pt.I: Retiring the Motherhood Penalty

Sarina Bastrup is a second 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 shows an animated woman on a dark blue background holding a baby in one hand and talking…

The Myth of Meritocracy

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: Ex-PM David Cameron (top, second from left) and current PM Boris Johnson (bottom, third from left) in a Bullingdon Club photograph,…

On Helen Jasper: The Woman Who Performed DIY Gender Reassignment Surgery

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: Helen and her partner Brian posing together – Helen in a floral dress and Brian in a navy suit and black…

Our Rights Won’t Remain

Contributor Eliška Stroehlein is a second year English Law – French Law student with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. [Image Description: twelve yellow women’s symbols arranged in a circle on a navy blue background] AN: This article was researched and written over several weeks and finalised in the last week of February…

An Interview With Laura Coryton

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 group of young protestors holding signs reading #EndTamponTax and other anti-tampon tax slogans.] I began typing this interview up on March 8th, aptly…

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…