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…

4×4 Feminist Features: Films

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: Thelma and Louise from their popular film posing for a selfie.] In this third piece for 4×4 Feminist Features the focus will be on…

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘What A Woman!’ Pt. II

Contributor Léah Boukobza is a third year Liberal Arts student, majoring in Geography, and minoring in Politics with a love of art, literature, and the written word. 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…

Gender Inequality in Healthcare: Misses and Misdiagnoses

  Carolin Geis is a third year International Development student with a specific interest in gender and health. [Featured Image: Women dressed in scrubs and a doctor’s coat.]  Women are used not being listened to. Whether it be in the environment of a job, in a political discussion at a bar, or at a family…

Why Do We Hate Things Girls Love? (or, Just Say You Hate Women and Move On)

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. Translator María Paula Rincón Hoyos has future hopes to help communities of both Latin and non-Latin women to seek empowerment. [Image Description: A blonde barbie doll…

Girls on TV – Why Good Mental Health Representation Matters

Amika Moser is a second year International Relations student from Geneva, Switzerland. She’s passionate about women’s rights, pop culture and mental health advocacy. [Featured Image: A body in a white shirt and jeans with a television set as its head set against a hot pink background.] Teenage girls are a demographic that are often pandered…

Murad, Mukwege, and Mending: How Sexual Violence is Still Used in War

Contributor Eliška Stroehlein is a second year English Law – French Law student with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. Translator Wendy Enid Pérez Grecco is an internationally educated Civil Engineer who was recently  one of ten global recipients to be awarded a place on the inaugural M4DLink Women in Resources Mentoring Programme. [Featured…