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.

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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