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!
#228 Climate Revolutions ● Transitioning beyond climate and Covid-19 crises ● Conservation without colonialism ● Prisons, profits and punishment ● Surveillance capitalism in India ● The uses of comedy ●Simon Hedges ● Book reviews ● And much more!
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Keval Bharadia argues for a super-tax on financial markets to curb extreme inequality in the wake of Covid-19
Affordable healthcare means breaking the stranglehold that Big Pharma has on our medicines system, writes Dana Brown
The BBC hit drama shows the complexities of class mobility, but can’t avoid class and gender stereotypes, says Frances Hatherley
Democracy isn’t a distraction, says Deborah Hermanns - it’s the only way to transform Momentum and the Labour Party and effectively build power in our communities.
Aisling Gallagher explains why Liz Truss’ recent rhetoric on proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act signals a worrying shift.
Cleaners are being ignored in the government’s provision of a safety-net during the pandemic. The current crisis is rooted in a long history of domestic work being made invisible, writes Laura Schwartz