** 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 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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*Trigger warning – The following content detail various news stories and experiences of rape which can trigger memories or experiences of sexual violence*
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 […]
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 […]
I am a white, middle-class British woman, and my privilege is sticking right out as I write this. However, I wish to highlight that even for someone of my privileged status, feminism’s work is not yet done. On International Women’s Day, I send solidarity to my sisters all over the world. I will fight […]
By Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah / @nas009
Feminists have taken the struggle to the cyber domain, and are active in blogs, social networking spaces, and a variety of list serves. The blog that I curate, www.adventuresfrom.com is an example of one such space where African women discuss a core feminist issue – sexuality. In my personal experience, there are very few […]
1. What a weekend! It was my birthday on Saturday and I welcomed in my 28th year by going on a feminist Fawcett Society march, as is tradition (in my world). It was great! I paraded my cupcakes around, and Lauren and I made Alicia Keys and Beyonce – themed signs which made national news! […]Read more →
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