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Liberté sans liberté: France and its Deepening Islamophobia

How New French Law is Infringing on The Rights of Muslim Girls and Women On March 30th 2021, the French Senate voted in favour of outlawing the hijab on women under 18 in public places. This is under the proposed ‘Separatism Bill’: President Emmanuel Macron’s response to “Islamist Separatism” and concerns that Islamist extremists are …

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Clapham Common: Our Right to Protest is Under Attack

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the police’s use of force on Saturday 13 March was for the benefit of public health. The irony of a Government that has consistently failed to give a shit about controlling the virus, now using Covid-19 as an excuse for the excessive and unwarranted force used by the Metropolitan …

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Sarah Everard: Proof that We’re Not Afraid for No Reason

“It’s the thing they teach us to be afraid of from childhood. It’s proof that we’re not afraid for no reason.” – Rebecca Reid I am sick with rage. My throat is blistering with three decades of contained screams. A 33-year-old woman, dressed in brightly coloured walking clothes was going home in the evening, on …

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The Answer to Period Poverty is Out There. Our Politicians Must be Braver if Real Change is to be Achieved.

Most of the problems in the world are solvable. World hunger, as Jeff Bezos and the rest of us are acutely aware, can be eliminated. The migrant crisis currently affecting Europe is fixable, providing the worlds political powers are willing to intervene significantly with intelligently choreographed political measures and financial packages. We can also alleviate …

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Angela Rayner: “Did the Honourable Lady just Call me Scum?”

Angela Rayner’s outburst was refreshing and relatable. I’m sure no one missed Angela Rayner commenting “scum” in the House of Commons during Tory MP Chris Clarkson’ speech on 21 October 2020. Even if you don’t follow politics, it was plastered all over the media and socials. Rayner was called out by Chris Clarkson at the …

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Harry Styles rocked that glorious dress better than she ever could: A Response to Candace Owens and her “manly men”

Candace Owens wants us to “bring back manly men”: but where has this come from? What is a manly man? And why is their absence such a worrying thing? In November 2020 Candace Owens, a black, Pro-Trump, American, right-wing political activist, tweeted that “there is no society without strong men”. She stated that “the steady …

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The Egalitarian: War on Drugs Week

This week we are focussing on the War on Drugs and how this affects women and girls globally. Often overlooked, women and girls face different stigmas, vulnerabilities and punishments when involved in drug use, abuse and the market. There is also a significant lack of consideration for women when looking at treatment, rehabilitation and health …

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The Egalitarian’s Women to Watch in 2021

2021 is set to be a big year. After an exhausting 2020 characterised by Coronavirus – with its lockdowns, social restrictions, disastrous death count (surpassing 2 million worldwide in January 2021) and varying competencies of Governments globally – the hope is that the pandemic may ease with the mass global vaccination process ahead. We are …

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Jingle Bell Flop: Why I Won’t Be Watching Christmas Rom Coms This Year

We all love a romantic Christmas movie, right? The snow outside, the roaring fire inside and a discovery of romance distilled into an hour and a half viewing session – what more could you want? A film that doesn’t set feminism back a century, apparently. A bad case of tonsillitis recently had me on a …

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