3 Ways Straight Women Can Be Better Allies (And Why It Matters)

Madison Miszewski is Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s LGBTQ+ officer. I discovered I was bisexual when I was thirteen. After my closest friend had come out to me earlier in the year, it hit me like an apple supposedly hit the head of Issac Newton. Except instead of an apple, it was actress Emmy Rossum in…

Neutrality Rather Than Positivity

Mariana Plaza is a Colombian/Spanish 1st year Politics, Philosophy and Law student, interested in women, human rights and different cultures. Her hobbies include debating, writing poetry and having meaningful conversations. The politicisation of the female body is not a contemporary concept. Patriarchal power has articulated itself overtime through unrealistic expectations, the constant sexual objectification and…

Consent

In honour of consent week Breaking the Glass Ceiling has put together a number of submissions that talk about consent and all the different ways that we experience it. Anonymous I grew up in an incredibly political household. As such, I’ve never been a stranger to the idea that the private and the personal is…

Diversity vs Tokenism

Giannina Rodriguez Rico is the Founding Director of an all-female-identifying film and tv production collective SISTERS ON SCREEN and has deffered the year from reading International Development at King’s to pursue her career as a screenwriter, director and producer. The issues surrounding race and ethnicity have thrown feminism into a crisis and have served to…

Is Gender Essentialism bad for the intersectional feminist movement?

Harriet Whitehead is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Gender Essentialism says that there is a specific feature or ‘essence’ that defines what it is to be a woman. This is often held to be a negative theory from the feminist perspective. This is because with the definition, many people feel a normative…

What Is Feminism To You?

Unveiling connotations of feminism around King’s College London. Video produced by Celia Pannetier Special thanks to Dr. Costa Fillipo Buranelli, Dr. Pablo de Orellana, Louise Tumchewics, Adrianna Stanoch, Amber Allen, Gonzalo Pradillo, Cornélie Martin, Sarah Boulton, Agathe Dorra and Sam Wyatt Photo: https://n02398056.wordpress.com/category/emmawatson/

Feminist Contributions to Our Understanding of World Politics

 Despite harsh criticism from classical and conventional theorists, feminist thinkers have successfully contributed to the International Relations (IR) discipline by expanding its fields of study and its methods.   Making its first appearance in the late 1980s, all feminist approaches are dedicated to achieving political, social, economic and legal equality of sexes. With the aim…