Archive for 'Women's Rights'
Whereas most people welcome moves to publicise the dangers of FGM and clamp down on the practice, the contrarians of Spiked aren’t so sure. Recently Baroness Jenny Tonge expressed concern that some of the British families on a flight to Addis Ababa might be taking part in the ‘cutting season’. In response, Brendan O’Neill opens [...]
Posted: July 21st, 2015 under Women's Rights.
Guest poem by Kevin Higgins
On the day of the great result in the same sex marriage referendum here in Ireland, how long will it be before this poem comes true.
On a date to be confirmed,
when those who remember 1983
will sleep safely in their graves,
or be anxiously telling nurse
about the auld ones with crucifixes
they think [...]
The American preacher Yasir Qadhi has fashioned an entire career out of promoting obnoxious views.
Women are not spared, oh no. Have a look at this exchange:
A question from the audience: “What kind of occupation would you recommend for a sister? A job that a sister could do?”
Qadhi’s answer: “Well the question arises, [...]
Posted: March 18th, 2015 under Women's Rights.
Like May Day, International Women’s Day apparently originated in the United States but is now observed mostly elsewhere– although I’m pleased that Agnes and her trailer-park friend and neighbor Trout celebrate it.
Anyway it’s an opportunity to note what I hope most long-time readers of Harry’s Place will acknowledge is a change for the better in [...]
This is a cross-post by Iram Ramzan
l-r Sandhya Sharma, Pragna Patel, Amal Farah and Gita Sahgal
“It’s women who have to take up these issues. The left is not going to do it. The left are trying to silence us.”
You would be forgiven for thinking this statement was made quite recently. In fact, it is [...]
Posted: March 8th, 2015 under Women's Rights.
Well, things aren’t like when I were a girl young woman/feminist.
CUSU Women’s Officer Amelia Horgan posted the following statement re an event at Cambridge Union, where Germaine Greer was invited to speak:
“The CUSU Women’s Campaign would like to express concern over the invitation of Germaine Greer …to speak at the Cambridge Union. Greer’s transphobia has [...]
This is a guest post by Iram Ramzan
Writer and Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is not one for avoiding controversy. Her latest book, ‘Refusing the Veil’, will no doubt be criticised by many Muslims and those on the left – Myriam Cerrah recently wrote a scathing critique for the New Statesman.
While I am broadly with YAB on [...]
Posted: December 14th, 2014 under Women's Rights.
This animation gives a quick snapshot of the impact of El Salvador’s complete ban on abortion on many women and girls. Most people, whichever side of the abortion debate they normally find themselves on, would oppose a law so draconian that it won’t allow abortion even to save a woman’s life. Because abortion can lead [...]
Posted: November 27th, 2014 under Women's Rights.
I don’t remember the furore caused by this book on its first publication. However my interest was sparked by this recent article and I bought the new revised edition, which includes some further articles and reflections, on kindle. Lyndon quotes an unnamed feminist on Start The Week saying: ‘What I hope most of all is [...]
Posted: November 20th, 2014 under Women's Rights.
This is a cross-post by Iram Ramzan from Left Foot Forward
Child sexual abuse is now ‘normal in parts of Greater Manchester’, according to Stockport MP Ann Coffey. Her independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation, released on Thursday, found that it is a ‘real and ongoing problem’ and a change in attitude is needed.
When it was [...]
Posted: November 2nd, 2014 under Women's Rights.