By Joel Preston / @cleccambodia
Following the tragedies in Bangladesh the regional garment industry is getting a lot of attention.
Before the events of the last few weeks, we would have said that building safety is not so much an issue in Cambodia. However, only hours after international brands signed onto the Bangladesh Building and Fire Safety [...]
By Reni Eddo-Lodge / @renireni
About six months ago, I challenged the racism of a high profile white feminist. The following months I had a crash course of how racism works. The general feminist consensus about my challenge was that I was in the wrong. Though the white feminists who defended her rarely engaged with my actual [...]
By Celeste West / @Kosmogrrrl
It is difficult to know where to begin in replying to Rahila Gupta’s Open Democracy article (April 16) which positions “Transgender” as a challenge to feminist politics. I appreciate that its intent is good, however that alone does not mean that it is accurate, and does not mean it is not harmful. [...]
By Mhairi McAlpine
As a child of the 70s, the idea of women covering their heads, now heavily associated with Islam, doesn’t seem that alien to me. When I was a growing up, most older women wore headscarfs. Little girls didn’t – except in dressup – and young women would usually have their hair flowing freely, [...]
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Rape prevention advice is often seen as innocuous and helpful, this myth has been demolished by lots of feminists. The pretty amazing Welsh-Iraqi comedian that is Nadia [...]
As heard by @justinthelibsoc
Twigg (Lab): Drop #BedroomTax & starving the poor, you fucker!
PM: Not fair to subsidise social tenants more than private landlords
Crouch (Con): Stop the dementia disease from spreading!
PM: Pensioners’ who vote for us deserve better. Big society will fix it.
Ed M: A banker friend needs you to stop capping his bonuses. Help him.
On the 30th anniversary of the publication of “The Color Purple,” Democracy Now speak with author, poet and activist Alice Walker about her groundbreaking novel and its enduring legacy. Set mainly in rural Georgia in the 1930s, the book tells the story of a young, poor African-American woman named Celie and her struggle for empowerment [...]Read more →
By @JustinTheLibSoc & @Mod_Charissa
According to Spin Magazine, Lupe Fiasco has mansplained his way into a terrible mess, he attempted to challenge misogyny in rap only to be attacked for doing in it in misogynistic way. Lupe has denounced Spin for resorting to personal attacks and has launched #BoycottSpinMagazine as a response. Is the charge right or is [...]
By Lisa Glass / @lisaaglass
Currently, the value of global gender equality is top of the agenda for many Western governments and organisations such as the UN. The move to empower women and girls on a global scale is obviously in itself a positive step. However, the consequences of Western interventions in the global South need to be properly [...]
By Mhairi McAlpine / @Mhairi_McAlpine
Growing up in the 1970s, I didn’t have the most politically correct upbringing. A gollywog adorned the jam jar I stared blankly at as I woke up over my morning toast, in school we read “Little Black Sambo” – complete with illustrations, for pleasure I read about how evil Gollywogs were, [...]
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