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!
Ashish Ghadiali interviews British-Iraqi rapper Kareem Dennis, aka Lowkey, about viral videos, power in the community, the Grenfell fire and writing lyrics at the cutting edge of political debate
By Hilary Wainwright
Luke Cooper reports on his recent visit to Hungary, an EU member state where democratic freedoms are no longer taken for granted
Neo-fascism is on the rise across Europe. It may have taken on a different form but its essence is the same, writes Walter Baier
Across the world, feminists are fighting the far right and fascism. We hear from activists in seven countries.
Marzena Zukowska reviews a documentary film that examines the labour behind the 2022 World Cup