Paternity Leave Pt.I: Retiring the Motherhood Penalty

Sarina Bastrup is a second year History and International Relations student with an interest in literature, equality of all forms, human rights and beer drinking in London pubs. Preferably combined through good conversation with good people. [Featured image shows an animated woman on a dark blue background holding a baby in one hand and talking…

The Myth of Meritocracy

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: Ex-PM David Cameron (top, second from left) and current PM Boris Johnson (bottom, third from left) in a Bullingdon Club photograph,…

On Helen Jasper: The Woman Who Performed DIY Gender Reassignment Surgery

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: Helen and her partner Brian posing together – Helen in a floral dress and Brian in a navy suit and black…

Our Rights Won’t Remain

Contributor Eliška Stroehlein is a second year English Law – French Law student with an interest in international law, queerness, and representation. [Image Description: twelve yellow women’s symbols arranged in a circle on a navy blue background] AN: This article was researched and written over several weeks and finalised in the last week of February…

An Interview With Laura Coryton

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 group of young protestors holding signs reading #EndTamponTax and other anti-tampon tax slogans.] I began typing this interview up on March 8th, aptly…

Student Activism in the Era of Toxic Politics: Banning to Blacklisting

  Current Events Reporter Isa Betoret García is a second year War Studies and History student attended the recent meeting with the Queen on March 19th. The same day, at least 10 KCL students had their student IDs blocked from entrance into any campus with the explanation that they were considered ‘security threats’. [Featured Image: Queen…

True Crime, White Men, and Patriarchy: I’m Bored.

Contributor Izzy Caldwell is a third year English Literature at KCL with an interest in human rights literature, disability representation, and a good bit of jazz. [Featured Image: Ten finger prints taken from a crime scene pressed on to a cream coloured police record card.] The wonderful Anoushka Chakrapani recently wrote a great piece in…

Redefining Representation: Colonial Classrooms

Moshka Mehta first year International Relations student from India. In her free time she likes to address the issues of colonisation, representation and feminism. Currently struggling through studies and the angst of adulthood. [Featured Image: Two KCL students sitting and speaking in the Strand courtyard.] Just this morning, I was attending a lecture of International…

BDSM: Deconstructing the Stigma Pt. II –Politics of the Bedroom

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. [Featured Image: A young person in all black…

Is My Thursday Morning Tube Ride What My Future Will Be Like?

Sarina Bastrup is a first year History and International Relations student with an interest in literature, equality of all forms, human rights and beer drinking in London pubs. Preferably combined through good conversation with good people. [Featured Image: A blonde woman walking between two train cars on the underground.] It’s Thursday morning around 8:35. I´m…