Category Archives: Media

Don’t knock social media campaigns

Yesterday, it was brought to the world’s attention that it was exactly one year since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram. This outrage took the social media … Continue reading

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“Colour blindness” and equalities legislation

Last week, I watched this programme on Channel 4¬†about race. It was a fascinating breaking down of a lot of the myths we have been fed about race and racial stereotyping and it certainly made me think. However, the section … Continue reading

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The challenge of reverse sexism

I was watching “The Voice UK” on Saturday night, the second episode of the battle rounds. Whilst enjoying the amazing performances from all of the competitors, something stuck in my craw. The battle between Jake and Stephen was amazing, with … Continue reading

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Justice must be blind

Yesterday, amidst all the furore about Mohammed Emwazi, I heard the research director of the campaign organisation, Cage, being grilled on Radio 4’s Today programme about the charity’s supposed “support” for Omar Bakri Muhammad Fustuq, a well-known Islamic hate preacher … Continue reading

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Do we really need the welfare state?

A few days ago, a complimentary therapist told my wife that she thinks we should get rid of the welfare state and rely on charities to help those in need. This was during a discussion about the rise in the … Continue reading

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Remembering the forgotten victims of the Holocaust

Yesterday was Holocaust Memorial Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It is essential that we never forget the Holocaust and the horrible mechanisation and normalisation of genocide which it engendered. Six million Jews were killed, and … Continue reading

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“The boobs are dead, long live the boobs!”

The above quote appears in this article¬†on the Guardian website, in a short piece written by well-known writer and radical feminist, Bidisha. This is in response to The Sun quietly deciding to cover up its famous “page 3 girl” with … Continue reading

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