The LGBTQ+ Community and My Little Red Dot

Antara Dasgupta is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Five years ago, if you had asked me about how I felt about the word “gay”, I would picture a very effeminate, immaculately dressed and overly theatrical man – imagine Mitch and Cam from Modern Family, unnecessarily flamboyant, loquacious to the point where it’s…

A Seat At The Table Part 1: Situation And Statistics

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In the snap elections of June 2017 in the U.K., 208 women Members of Parliament were elected to the House of Commons. The number on its own may look acceptable to some considering that it’s the highest number of women ever elected as MPs…

In Remembrance: Daphne Caruana Galizia

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On 17th October, the world of journalism lost Daphne Caruana Galizia, a woman with a resounding voice. She started her own blog in 2008 called Running Commentary to express her views of what was right and wrong in Malta. As her former employer wrote…

SHOOTING AND SEX: FEMINISM, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND THE 1930s FARM RELIEF

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, as the United States economy faced significant distress, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographed “Madonnas of the Field”.  These so called “Madonnas” were women typically living and working on farmland, who suffered greatly as a result of…

Microfinance and the Empowerment of Women

Pooja Sajanani is a regular contributor to Breaking the Glass Ceiling. Since its inception in 1976, microfinance has had a feminist association. In 2016, out of the 132 million clientele of microfinance which cumulatively borrowed $102 billion, 84% were women. Many studies have shown that the availability of microcredit has increased women’s mobility, political participation…

Dreamers Crushed: The End of DACA and its Implications on Migrant Women in America

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Last month, the Trump administration announced an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a U.S. initiative implemented by former President Barack Obama, which provides temporary protection to young migrants. The federal program specifically provides rights for persons brought to the U.S. illegally…

FGM: How to Handle One of the Biggest Human Rights Violations

Hannah Bondi is Editor-in-Chief of Breaking the Glass Ceiling. A Discussion with Dexter Dias QC Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is one of the biggest human rights violations facing the world today. The process itself is a gruesome one.  A girl’s genitals are deliberately cut, mutilated or changed. The vast majority of victims are cut…

Mobilisation: Women in Saudi Arabia

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Being a woman in Saudi Arabia can be quite challenging despite multiple changes encouraged by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Saudi laws impose that women must be separated from men in food outlets. Even most of the schools are single sex. The authorities think these…

Black Women and Confidence

Tori Sprott is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. There is wide scope when discussing and dissecting women’s liberation. Whether it be academic, spiritual, emotional, sexual (and so forth), liberation is what you make it. One woman’s idea of liberation may differ from the next based on her life experiences, therefore it isn’t…

Why do the Labour Party only want male leaders?

Harriet Whitehead is a third year, Philosophy BA student. I am interested in politics and international affairs. More specifically in discussions surrounding freedom of speech and women’s rights. I hope to study this in the future. In over a hundred years of existence, the Labour Party has never elected a female leader. This is unlikely…

Myth v Reality: Child Marriages in Central Asia

Katarina Valieva is the Editor of Breaking The Glass Ceiling. The UNFPA defines child marriage as the “union of two persons, at least one of whom is under 18 years of age”. It is estimated that annually 15 million girls around the world marry before the age of 18. This article will examine the impact…