Category Archives: gender

‘Choice’ for women remains a loaded term.

Choice is a complex term, on one hand we feel as though we are independently directing our choices, but on the other our choices, both manipulated and restrained, are to a large extent directing us as women. Choice is clearly … Continue reading

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Prostitution, an interview with two survivors.

An interview with two ex-prostitutes. ‘Kelly’ is a friend of mine and ‘Sasha’ is a friend of hers. These women asked if their names could be changed for the interview. How did you get involved in prostitution Kelly? “I was … Continue reading

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Poet Madiha Bhatti on misogyny in music

Listen up Jay-Z, this Muslim woman’s got something to say to you. Poet Khalil Gibran wrote, “Music is the language of the spirit”—but what happens when that language tears our spirit down?Muslim spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti didn’t like the … Continue reading

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from inside the trans community

We Need to Recentre Trans Debate ommadusk.tumblr.com/post/93007259702/we-need-to-recentre-trans-debate I’m incredibly frustrated at the current state of debate in the trans community and I believe it would be a good idea to recentre trans debate along the lines of the New Narratives … Continue reading

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Jayaben Desai, Inspirational female leader of the Grunwick Strike

Jayaben Desai died age 77 in 2010. She was born in Gujarat, India and later moved to London. Like many other women in the 1970’s, she was employed as cheap labour in a factory, the Grunwick factory. The workers were … Continue reading

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‘ ‘Arrest us all’: the 200 women who killed a rapist’

‘Arrest us all’: the 200 women who killed a rapist ( Guardian article from 2005) When hundreds of women descended on Nagpur district court armed with knives, stones and chilli powder, within minutes the man who raped them lay dead. … Continue reading

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Shack art-minefield

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