10 intriguing female revolutionaries that you didn’t learn about in history class – I always enjoy these kinds of posts. I really hope school curricula begin to teach children more about women in history.
California passes Affirmative Consent Bill – This is really good news. If this is an idea that takes off it will be a really positive step towards ending rape culture.
David Clapson’s awful death was the result of grotesque government policies – Benefit sanctions are not only cruel but in worst case scenarios lead to the death of the most vulnerable claimants.
Exhibit B, the human zoo, is a grotesque parody – boycott it – The boycotting campaign was successful and the exhibition has been cancelled.
The Oscar Pistorius verdict exposes South Africa’s fraught racial history – This relationship was not something that should be viewed as normal, sadly I think society very much does.
Facebook’s ‘real name’ policy can cause real-world harm for the LGBTQ community – Facebook’s new policy is a very dangerous one.
An Open Letter to The New Yorker – A personal letter about the dehumanising way Michelle Golberg wrote about trans people in ‘the dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism’.
Asylum detention stats – Very interesting facts about people seeking asylum in the UK and Israel.
Bullying disabled people on social media – George Takei has since offered a sincere apology.
Date rape drug-detecting nail polish – We must stop putting the onus on the victim. Plus these things rarely actually work.
Why the hell do TV producers think inside every white woman is a fierce black diva? – We all know the reason why, don’t we?
Five ways to celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week – Bisexual week may be over by the time you read this, but you can still participate!
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With casual xenophobia a comedy circuit blight, No Direction Home is a welcome tonic. Here, five troupe members explain the uses and power of laughter – and tell us some jokes
Municipal-led retrofit can play a vital role in tackling both economic inequality and the climate crisis whilst helping build a transformative social movement, argues Alex King
It is only through fundamental reform of how clubs are owned, bought, and sold that we can begin to return football to the fans argues Jonty Leibowitz
#TWT20 is officially open for registration. Hope Worsdale writes about why it's returning as a digital-first, month-long festival this September
Cancelling debt for poor countries is desperately needed to shore up public health systems, social protections and address global structural inequality writes Claudia Webbe MP
As more and more comedians find success in the political arena, Rhian Jones lists some of the most prominent examples of satirists turned statesmen