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(part 4 of a series in response to the renewed interest in feminism in the UK) ‘All animals are equal but some are more equal than others’.[1] Young women growing up in the UK thought that equality was theirs: equal voting rights, freedom of speech, property rights, access to education a... read more
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(part 3 of a series in response to the renewed interest in feminism in the UK) In a recent conversation with my son he expressed surprise when I said I liked Lily Allen. “But why? Do you know some of the things she believes in?” “Yes” I replied, “but I don’t have to agree with everythin... read more
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(part 2 of a series on the renewed interest in feminism in the UK) Laura Bates founder of the Everyday Sexism Project received a standing ovation at the Hay Festival. Her stories struck a chord and it seems everyone is now a ‘feminist’ including the classroom of boys at Eton that put their ha... read more
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Earlier this year seventeen-year-old Fahma Mohamed led a campaign to ensure that teachers and parents were informed of the horrors of female genital mutilation.[1] At sixteen Jinan Younis started a feminist society at her school in response to verbal sexual harassment on the streets and is now a... read more
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David Cameron created a twitter storm with his speech at his Easter reception at Downing Street.[1] I found some it encouraging - I am pleased that he is keen to raise the profile of persecuted Christians and pray that he will support the UN Human Rights Council calls for Security Council action... read more
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Twenty-five years ago I stepped into a slightly damp urine smelling lift with my father. We descended ten floors, I said goodbye to my East-end neighbours and climbed into a very smart car for a journey through Bow, Mile End and Whitechapel. A journey that finished standing next to Martin at the... read more
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