Women speaking truth to power will save this country. This week saw two women speak truth to power. On Thursday, the brilliant Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, stood up in Parliament and called out Boris Johnson’s lies, recounting examples, and concluding what so many have said before, that he is a liar. The … Continue reading What do Dawn Butler and Emily Maitlis have in common?
The reaction to the alleged murder of Sarah Everard by a police officer in the UK marks a watershed moment in the fight to end sexual harassment and femicide. Why? Because, the focus is no longer on women, but on men. It is not women who are to blame for sexual harassment or femicide, it … Continue reading Why every single man must take responsibility for sexual harassment and VAWG
(Photo: Dave Benett/Getty for The Spectator) We already have Brexit, we have a Conservative Government, a right-wing printed press, we have Boris Johnson as our PM, do we really need the right-leaning GB News? Do we really have enough time and energy to produce a news channel that is likely to platform climate change deniers, … Continue reading Do we really have time for Andrew Neil’s GB News?
The UK will no longer participate in the EU Erasmus scheme after the end of the Brexit transition period. Thanks to Boris Johnson British students and young people will no longer be able to participate in the Erasmus exchange programme under the Brexit deal agreed today. And for what? Why? There is no logic in … Continue reading Like the many ex-Erasmus students before me, I would not be the same person today if it wasn’t for the chance to live in another country.
It has finally happened. The United States of America has a woman, a woman of mixed black and south asian heritage, heading up the second highest leadership position in America - and contentiously - the world. Hope has dawned. We can take a breather. We can slurp on bubbly, or perhaps we can even find … Continue reading A woman – finally – holds the second most powerful seat in the world.
Art by Anders Nim: Instagram @andersnim The Podcast that looks at the World through an intersectional Feminist Lens. Available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen! As America continues counting with the largest number of postal votes on record - 100 million predicted - my heart goes out to the counters, and protesters … Continue reading ‘The Feminist Lens’ – available wherever you get your Podcasts.
Right-wing populism and toxic masculinity is on its way out, and we all know before something leaves it doesn’t go quietly. If you’re like me and you’ve become incredibly sensitive to news, covid19 updates, the US election polls, and anything on Netflix which is remotely sad, you’ve probably been avoiding Farage and Trump’s face too. … Continue reading Right-wing populism and Toxic Masculinity is on its way Out.
I've started an intersectional Women’s Rights Organisation - Women for Wanawake - with my friend and fellow social justice champion Peris Thuo. Why? Because we need more women leading and inspiring other women to do so, now more than ever before. Wanawake means ‘Women’ in Swahili. We believe that a women’s rights organisation must be reflected internationally. … Continue reading Women for Wanawake.
The most logical, outstanding mind. Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that male judges could only be persuaded by their own biases. So she attacked laws that injured men to illustrate exactly how sex discrimination - in either direction - is fundamentally irrational. As a law student, I remember studying Craig v Boren, the case that RBG … Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg – She Attacked Laws that Injured Men to Illustrate how Sex Discrimination in Either Direction is Fundamentally Irrational
‘Far-right activists filmed hassling asylum seekers in hotels’…‘Far-right activists burn Qurans’. These are but a few headlines plastered across the media in the summer of 2020. Using violence to oppress already marginalised groups of people in society does not make you an activist. Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-right group Stram Kurs, which took responsibility … Continue reading The Dangers of labelling Far-Right Extremism as “Activism”