London: a migrant’s guide

And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

October 28, 2014 · 3 min read

‘London: a migrant’s guide’ – a new pamphlet by Solidarity Federation. A very helpful guide for migrants arriving in the UK.

Pronoun etiquette comic – It’s important to make a genuine honest effort to get people’s pronouns right.

Lets talk about that Bass – Body positivity is incredibly important. However a body positivity that at any times hails itself as ‘the better body’ is not good. We should not be punching down as a way to push ourselves up.

‘Why didn’t you just leave?’ – Six domestic violence survivors explain why it’s never that simple.

The problem with Ched Evans returning to football – by Jude Wanga, writer & human rights campaigner.

The future of the culture wars is here, and it’s Gamergate – A long break down of gamergate & how it started.

Let’s broaden the talk about thin privilege – We tend to discuss anything through a white lens. Here is why doing that with thin privilege is so limiting.

Stop blaming sex workers for street sexual harassment – It’s not sex workers fault that you’re being harassed, instead blame men & the patriarchy that tells them that they are entitled to our bodies.

Tourism, white privilege and colonial mentality in East Africa – by Samira Sawlani

Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams and the spectacle of mental illness – Being a celebrity doesn’t make you fair game in terms of your personal life.

The foodbank dilemma – Food is a human right, having to struggle to eat because of our corrupt government is dehumanising at the very core.

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Global Justice Rebellion activists

It’s time to add global justice to XR’s demands

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Pride in an Irish border town

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Real Zero

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The great British land sell

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Radical Roots – Corbyn and the Tradition of English Radicalism

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