I just read this interview with Rizzle Kicks where they talk about hip-hop’s problem with misogyny and homophobia. Now, I’m a rapper. I’m a rapper who doesn’t even listen to rap anymore because I can’t deal with the constant buffoonery in the genre. I can listen to whatever I want. Because of that, I choose [...]Read more →
By Knox O / @knox_o
Trigger warning: generally discussion only of use of terminology of rape and sexual abuse, but note near end of piece briefly mentions an incident of rape.
I am so angry right now. Furious, in fact. That kind of anger that makes you feel like you’re physically shaking even when your body is still, that [...]
By Bandile Mdlalose
On June 3, 2010 when I became the General Secretary of Abahlali BaseMjondolo Movement S.A. I vowed to die where Abahlali members die. I vowed to protect my country. I vowed to be loyal to the poorest of the poor. I vowed to uplift the Constitution of South Africa in respect for all [...]
I’ve only met Owen Jones a few times and though we have had a few bizarre arguments, I can’t help but have a warm affection for him. I can’t deny that I find myself harbouring genuine sympathies for his stated aims. I cheered when he spoke against Israeli militarism on Question Time. I have found myself [...]
End Attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo! Stop the shootings! Free Bandile Mdlalose!
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2013
Time: 4:30pm – 7pm
Venue: South African High Commission, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DP
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400244306873500/
Tuesday 1st October 3pm,
Crossroads Women’s Centre
25 Wolsey Mews,
London NW5 2DX
“You find them coming in during the middle of the night when you are sleeping. I have been in bed lying down and someone has come into my room and I wake up and I am frightened. Why would a man be in my room [...]
By Stephanie Phillips / @stephanopolus
It’s hard to start this article. Even though it’s not a face-to-face conversation, it’s still hard. I won’t be able to track the real reaction on your face and the furrows in your brow as you take in what I’m about to say. I don’t know if this is easier or harder for [...]
** TRIGGER WARNING: This piece discusses violence against women and people of colour **
By Sam Ambreen / @SamAmbreen
It’s about the pregnant 21 year old Muslim woman who was beaten so savagely, her foetus was stillborn.
It’s about the 18 year old activist Clement Meric, beaten so badly he was left brain dead.
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 [...]
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