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…