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


Can radical federalism save the UK?

Professor Kevin Morgan asks whether radical federalism offers a progressive alternative to the break up of the United Kingdom?

The truth wins out

Francesca Emanuele reports on recent attacks on Bolivia’s Movement for Socialism – and how the country’s voters were ultimately undeterred by disinformation tactics

Illustration of Algerian protestor by Intifada Street

Yetnahaw Gaâ! Algeria’s democratic resistance

Sanhaja Akrouf explains how the fear that stopped Algerians from joining the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 has now been broken


After the Spring

Despite the carnage of contemporary Syria and Libya, and the ruinous stalemate of Yemen, the euphoric appeal of what was once described as the ‘Arab Spring’ continues to feed revolutionary processes across the region, argues Toufic Haddad

Review – Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry

Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine's edited volume is a powerful indictment of the modern migration complex writes Nico Vaccari

End SARS and Fanon’s mission

The uprisings against police brutality that swept across Nigeria must be contextualised within the country’s colonial history, argues Kehinde Alonge