Feminist seasonal gift guide

And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

December 22, 2014 · 3 min read

intersectional liberationThe Feminist Killjoy Gift Guide – There’s something for every feminist here!

This is not what feminism looks like – if you don’t practice what you preach you certainly can’t wear the t-shirt.

A look at how media writes women of colour – Victoria Law writes for bitch media

Yes Geldof, they do indeed know that it is Christmas – Many Africans say the 1980s charity hit is a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.

‘There are no buts when it comes to women’s humanity’ – Lindy West writes


Transgender Day of Remembrance: Those we’ve lost in 2014 – Although we do need to remember & honour the dead, we need to spend a lot more time focusing on the living so that this stops happening.

Ferguson Defence Fund – If you can donate, please do.

Black in America cartoon – Things black people can’t do that white people do without even thinking about it.

Parliament’s failure to outlaw revenge evictions is yet another setback for renters, landlords, and democracy – Revenge evictions are frighteningly common & there is still no law to stop them from happening.

The pain of the watermelon joke – A very personal account about why some jokes can be so painful.

‘My partner raped me, and I was the one prosecuted’ – Our justice system is so far from being just.

How I sanitized the feminist outrage over the Montreal massacre – brings to mind the words of Margaret Atwood: ‘Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them’

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


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

In the shadow of student rent strikes

Outside the media fanfare surrounding the recent wave of university-based militancy, one community's fight against developers goes on. Robert Firth reports