Articles about 'politics'

The mums are all right

Helena Snider appreciates the mix of statistics and personality in Libby Liburd’s Muvvahood

Helena Snider // 22 November 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Reality beats

Cazz Blase reviews Off The Radar, the very timely debut album from political electronic artist Noga Erez

Cazz Blase // 6 August 2017

Categories: Music, Reviews

Grenfell Tower is about race and class

Grenfell Tower has become a symbol of systemic, institutional and structural inequality argues Joanna Whitehead

Joanna Whitehead // 22 June 2017

Categories: Blog

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

Imaginary families and the Social Care crisis

For Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly discusses the sexist, ageist and disablist ideas which maintain the social care crisis

D H Kelly // 1 May 2017

Categories: Blog

The comic strip: cake election

Silvia Carrus, our resident cartoonist, warns that cakes baked by women are not necessarily feminist cakes

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2017

Categories: Blog

Anyone but the Tories

Kate Townshend shares her exasperation with the general election, imploring us not to buy what Theresa May is selling

Guest Blogger // 20 April 2017

Categories: Blog

The image of being queer: how should we tackle heteronormativity?

Megan Wallace discusses the limitations of queer subcultures as presented in the media and beyond

Megan Wallace // 31 January 2017

Categories: Features

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

Why a Muslim woman’s refusal to shake a man’s hand is a feminist issue

A Muslim woman refusing to shake a man’s hand is a feminist, cultural, religious and political issue that exposes what it really means to be treated equally, writes Monica Karpinski

Monica Karpinski // 5 October 2016

Categories: Blog

“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

How to choose our political leaders

With women in contention as leadership battles get underway, Zoe Russell urges us to look at the whole picture

Zoe Russell // 30 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Sexual orientation on the syllabus

Although feminism has been retained on the politics A Level syllabus, this writer thinks more needs to be done to educate students about LGBT rights

KS5 PolSoc // 24 June 2016

Categories: Blog

Austerity cuts and the impact on mothers

Jane Chelliah argues that austerity measures, based on the belief that people can work themselves out of poverty, are harming both mothers and the future generations they are raising

Jane Chelliah // 31 March 2016

Categories: Blog

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

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A life well lived

Lissy Lovett finds a lot to appreciate in Gloria Steinem’s new book

Lissy Lovett // 29 October 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Women unlocking change

Recently released on DVD, 2003 BBC drama The Key follows three generations of female activists in Glasgow. Nick Beard takes a look, finding it as relevant as ever in the current political climate

Nick Beard // 11 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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

The cost of free childcare

The Conservatives launched their manifesto yesterday. If they win the election, the party pledges to give parents 30 hours of free childcare. It seems like a great woman friendly policy enabling them to work and have affordable childcare. But I disagree.

Shiha Kaur // 15 April 2015

Categories: Blog

Has the LibCon coalition kept its promises to women?

Freya Pascall looks back at the 2010 manifestos to find out what's really changed for women

Guest Blogger // 13 April 2015

Categories: Blog

There’s no justification for granting rape suspects anonymity

The Home Affairs Select Committee have proposed that people suspected of sexual offences should be granted anonymity in order to protect their reputations. D H Kelly argues that this would get in the way of bringing sexual offenders to justice

D H Kelly // 26 March 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry’s fourth studio release Blank Project continues to have resonance in today’s political climate. David Wilkinson listens again. We did not have to wait long in 2014 before being...

Holly Combe // 21 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Still, we’re weightless

Neneh Cherry's fourth studio release Blank Project continues to have resonance in today's political climate. David Wilkinson listens again

David Wilkinson //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Happy in their colourful skin

From seedy parlours to political tattooing, we have come a long way. Alison Barton-Simmons speaks to women about their motivations for getting inked

Alison Barton-Simmons // 13 January 2015

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Features

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