How To Prove Your Love: The Unethical Burden of Proof on Queer Refugees

Madison Miszewski is Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s LGBTQ+ officer. Does the average person remember the last time their partner visited the dentist? The first time they experienced sexual attraction? Where they’ve misplaced old receipts of even the names of people met on dating apps? For LGBTQ+ refugees, their answers to these questions can quite literally…

Anonymous: Sophia Duleep Singh

Isabel Jess is a new contributor to Breaking the Glass Ceiling. She is a current History student with a passion for (arguing about) international politics and migration issues. “For most of history, anonymous was a woman” – Virginia Woolf Recognising Overlooked or Forgotten Voices in History As the 100th anniversary of British women’s suffrage passes,…

Are Women Treated Unfairly in the Prison System?

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Proposing an uprooting of the entire system, Frances Cook (pictured below), the CEO of Howard League for Penal Reform, calls the women’s prison estate a ‘scar on the nation’.  In an article written by Crook herself, the reform advocate suggests that “Only those people…

A Seat At The Table Part 2: Solution

Pooja Sajanani is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In my previous article on this mini-series, I discussed how women are under-represented in politics and why that needs to change. I outlined three reasons for the need for greater political participation from women: On an average, women are more likely than men to…

We Have Been Marching for 100 Years and Will March Again

Katarina Valieva is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. On Sunday, 21st of January I had the honour to witness and participate in the March Time’s Up that took place in London. The march aimed to raise awareness and show resistance against sexual violence and other forms of oppression that women are subjected…

The Refugee Crisis and the Women Left Behind

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In 2016, the United Nations Refugee Agency[1] estimated that there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. They may be displaced from their homes through war, persecution, poverty, or environmental disasters. Of this 65.6 million, 22.5 million are classed as ‘refugees’. The others may…

Political Feminism: Where’s the Class?

Emily O’Sullivan is a third year Religion, Philosophy and Ethics student. She likes poetry, Russians, and instigating political debates in a variety of South London pubs. Eric Andre once asked Spice Girl Mel B if she thought that Margaret Thatcher had ‘girl power’, to which Mel B replied ‘yes, of course!’ Andre countered ‘do you…

Profile: The Legacy of Angela Merkel

Andreea Badiu-Slabu is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. Angela Merkel managed to secure her place as the German Chancellor after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), her party, won the elections. She is the first female chancellor and the first one from East Germany. Now is the moment to think about her legacy…

Why are Women Facing the Brunt of Recent Austerity Measures?

Harriet Whitehead is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. According to new figures published by the House of Commons, women are bearing 86% of the austerity burden[1]. Labour called out the Conservatives for this catastrophic failing in a recent report.[2] This systematic burden is a long-standing issue, with the previous Tory government being…

Who is Karina Saifer? Revenge Porn: A Lesson in Consent

Leah Olasehinde is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. In November this year, a Brazilian teenager ended her life after months of racial and sexual abuse following the release of ‘intimate photos’ that her ex-boyfriend had shared onto social media[1]. In the photos, she was 14 years old, upon her death, she was…

Exploring Femonationalism

Molly Lindsey is one of Breaking the Glass Ceiling’s regular contributors. [NOTE: This message, while important, is certainly not new. This is a tiny look at a massive subject. The intersects of race and gender will not and cannot be understood from one authors research and perspective or another’s briefing of it. For more relevant…