Russian government bans transgender people from driving – Not to detract from our own issues of transphobia here in the UK but this is really quite something.
Social media, online dating and Twitter pals: In defence of the internet – This is very beautifully written by a close friend of mine. Coincidentally we met through Twitter.
Woman brilliantly shuts down man who accuses her of lying on OkCupid – This man got owned and it was glorious!
Trolls and martyrdom: Je ne suis pas charlie – Although I too am absolutely horrified by the attacks, I will also not defend a racist publication.
One student’s tweets call out the biggest hypocrites marching for free speech in paris – Silly, clickbait title but excellent series of tweets on hypocrisy among world leaders regarding recent events in Paris.
After the Paris attacks against Jews, some questions for the rest of the left – Silence from the left is pushing many of us away.
Trans life: getting the haircut you want isn’t always cut and dried – This is an absolutely wonderful barbers frequented and recommended by most people I know.
Now that white people have declared ‘bae’ over, black people can use it in peace – Majority culture’s adoption of the word, stolen from African American vernacular, distorted it to the point of misuse and meaninglessness.
Friends (sitcom): Where are they now? – Something a little more light hearted. I think it makes some really good points whilst also making me giggle.
Ashish Ghadiali interviews British-Iraqi rapper Kareem Dennis, aka Lowkey, about viral videos, power in the community, the Grenfell fire and writing lyrics at the cutting edge of political debate
By Hilary Wainwright
Luke Cooper reports on his recent visit to Hungary, an EU member state where democratic freedoms are no longer taken for granted
Neo-fascism is on the rise across Europe. It may have taken on a different form but its essence is the same, writes Walter Baier
Across the world, feminists are fighting the far right and fascism. We hear from activists in seven countries.
Marzena Zukowska reviews a documentary film that examines the labour behind the 2022 World Cup