Akala – Fire in the booth

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

August 4, 2014 · 3 min read

Manfeels Park webcomic – So funny and often true

On gay rights, feminism and Pride events – This is a valuable piece about the roots of certain causes.

More than 1,000 children under 10 stopped and searched in five years – Another reason why stop & search needs to be abolished.

Mixed emotions as Jezebel gets new editor – Such disappointing news.

Trigger warning: breakfast – Every rape survivor or victim has a different story with different triggers. Everyone behaves differently & experiences their trauma in a diverse manner.


Passport official suspended over ‘interrogation’ of gay applicant – The home office is riddled with homophobia & clearly needs a complete overhaul.

On trans-exclusionary radical feminists – I think we can all agree that this isn’t cool right?

Suarez got a longer ban for biting than racism – I mean biting isn’t good but surely racism is a slightly more pervasive & serious issue?

Sierra Mannie on black female stereotypes and gay men

The problem with “feminist knickers”

23 women show us their favorite ‘position’

Response to the recently viral ‘sex spreadsheet’ – TW for discussion of rape, rape culture, abuse & sex. Sexual education needs to change drastically.

Black Womanhood Defined as Drag Performance – This on the policing of black women’s beauty is one of the best things I’ve read all year.

EmmaEmma blogs at: www.emmaquitefrankly.blogspot.co.uk and Tweets: @ExtraFT


The Socialist Olympics of 1936

Radical workers’ sporting organisations and the 1936 People’s Olympiad illustrate the role of sport in fighting oppression, writes Uma Arruga i López.

Review – You’re History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music

Lesley Chow argues for a new kind of music criticism that re-evaluates women musicians and "meaningless" music, writes Rhian E Jones

Lying through their legacy-speak

Olympic ‘legacy’ has greased the path for enormous, upward transfer of wealth to the global propertied classes, writes Jules Boykoff


SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?

If earning money is a fundamental reason for entering the sex industry, it is also essential to leaving it, writes Marin Scarlett.

Failure to deliver

Major financial institutions have cited Deliveroo’s employment practices for its disastrous public share launch. Alice Martin and Tom Powdrill look at what went wrong and what it might mean for workers’ rights

Power on the picket line: remembering the Burnsall Strike

Almost 30 years on, Sarbjit Johal recalls supporting the strike, which consisted of mostly Punjabi women workers

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