Articles about Politics and Current Affairs

Echoes of Section 28

30 years after the Local Government Act 1988 was passed, D H Kelly describes what it was like to grow up under Section 28 and notices uncanny echoes in modern day transphobia

D H Kelly // 29 May 2018

Categories: Education, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

“I will never, ever stop asking for trans people to be treated with basic dignity”

Joanna Whitehead speaks to the inimitable activist Paris Lees about feminism, class and how trans rights are human rights

Joanna Whitehead // 12 April 2018

Categories: Activism, Class, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

Ask me about ‘Indian rapes’ one more time

Ruchi Chaudhury has had enough of the incessant grilling she is subjected to by voyeuristic British people who perceive rape as unique to India

Ruchi Chaudhury // 10 January 2018

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Stereotypes, Violence

We need to live before we’re helped to die

D H Kelly argues that disabled people’s anti-euthanasia argument is a fundamentally anti-capitalist one

D H Kelly // 20 December 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Stop sneering at Black Friday shoppers

Joanna Whitehead is critical of sensationalist media coverage that portrays the victims of austerity as 'vulgar' or 'lesser' for participating in Black Friday spending

Joanna Whitehead // 23 November 2017

Categories: Class, Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Work and Play

It’s time to simplify the gender recognition process

D H Kelly makes the case for a simpler gender recognition process for trans and non-binary people

D H Kelly // 21 August 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Wonder Woman wouldn’t fight for the IDF

Andrea Marks-Joseph responds to the mainstream feminist movement's reaction to the 2017 Wonder Woman film

Andrea Marks-Joseph // 12 July 2017

Categories: Features, Films, Politics and Current Affairs

DIY Cultures 2017 shows us that counterculture is alive and thriving

Erin Aniker chats with festival founders Hamja Ahsan, Helena Wee and Sofia Niazi

Erin Aniker // 8 June 2017

Categories: Activism, Art, Books, Comics, Culture and Media, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

“I’m not a TERF, but…”

Jo Whitehead despairs at Jenni Murray’s recent assertion that trans women cannot be ‘real’ women

Joanna Whitehead // 6 March 2017

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Language, Politics and Current Affairs, Stereotypes, Violence

The challenges of non-partisan politics

Helen Raymond reports from the first ever Women’s Equality Party conference

Helen Raymond // 9 January 2017

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs

“Go home!” The aftermath of Brexit

Following the UK vote to leave the EU, our anonymous writer describes how racist arguments have infected many communities and are now spilling out onto racist aggression on our streets

Guest Blogger // 29 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Street harassment

Staying in for women’s rights

With the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU approaching, Megan Stodel has been looking into the EU’s record on gender equality and women’s rights

Megan Stodel // 20 June 2016

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence, Work and Play

Piers Morgan: Our gatekeeper to freedom and feminism

Laura Elliott discusses Piers Morgan's recent proclamations about feminism and argues that his opinion counts for very little

Laura Elliott // 13 May 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Does anybody want to decriminalise sex workers?

In light of Irish and Scottish legislation based on the Swedish Model, which claims to decriminalise the sellers of sex, Molly Smith explains how feminist politicians and organisations aren't asking whether this goal is being met

Molly Smith // 29 March 2016

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs

Pankhearst: pixels into knives

Andie Berryman talks to Evangeline Jennings of indie writing collective Pankhearst about the publishing process, America’s ‘war on women’ and the fury that drives her to write

Andie Berryman // 7 October 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs, Uncategorized

Chancellor’s spending review is bad news for women

Though the Chancellor tried to make good headlines with his recent spending review announcement, it is clear that once again the budget has not been gender-proofed. Polly Trenow discusses the implications for women

Polly Trenow // 29 July 2013

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs

The long walk to equality

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of the road

Karren Ablaze // 31 May 2013

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva and the Muslim mother as terrorist

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of the 'Boston bombers', has become a figure of controversy. Yasmin Gunaratnam argues that blaming Zubeidat for her sons' actions is part of growing resentment against Muslim mothers

Yasmin Gunaratnam // 10 May 2013

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Racism, Stereotypes

Caring and living in poverty

Suzanna, a lesbian and single mother, currently on benefits, talks to Anastasia Richardson about the effects of poverty

Anastasia Richardson // 4 February 2013

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Bristol mayoral election: what about women?

Bristol mayoral election is just round the corner but 14 out of 15 candidates standing are men. Will the election change anything for women? Megan Stodel finds out at Women's Question Time

Megan Stodel // 12 November 2012

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

A tale of two cities

Is Tel Aviv's reputation as an LGBT-friendly tourist destination just pinkwash? Hannah Brock visits

Hannah Brock // 3 November 2012

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

Taking advantage of mum?

Rebecca is a student who has moved back with her mum - just what David Cameron has urged young people to do, rather than relying on housing benefit. But, she asks, is this the best plan for either of them?

Rebecca // 4 September 2012

Categories: Class, Education, Family, Politics and Current Affairs, Work and Play

How the coalition cuts are impacting the women of Bristol

As a report finds Bristol's women are being hit hard by coalition cuts, Sian Norris interviews domestic violence advisor Sian Taylor from Wish, one of the organisations forced to slash services

Sian Norris // 2 November 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs, Violence

What is a family friendly government?

When David Cameron promised to form a family-friendly government, you may have got the impression he was talking about a particular and narrow type of domestic arrangement. But Milena Popova imagines how policy would change if support for all families was put at the heart of decision-making

Milena Popova // 3 October 2011

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

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