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10 female revolutionaries that you didn’t learn about in history class

And other recommended posts by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

October 1, 2014
3 min read

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.

When the media treats white suspects and killers better than black victims

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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