Rape and the Occupy movement
Failure to take collective responsibility for rapes at camp sites springs from the ideological tension at the heart of the Occupy movement's twin emphases on autonomy and group action as 'the 99%'. An injection of feminist politics is sorely needed.
Britain is debating reforms backed by the anti-abortion lobby
Today, parliament will debate an amendment on abortion counseling. Supported by pro-life Christian groups, the amendment has provoked controversy, forcing the government to withdraw support
New College for the Humanities: Emperor's New Clothes
A team of celebrity academics, led by philosopher AC Grayling, are launching a new British private university, charging 18k per year. Far from its stated aim of helping save the humanities, the NCH will accelerate the move in the UK towards an educational culture of elites serving the elite
Public and Private, Man and Woman: The anti-cuts movement must challenge the hierarchies
Of all the public services being hit by the cuts, those dealing with issues considered to be private are suffering the most. But what does “public” and “private” mean, in this context? In order to fight the cuts, we must challenge the traditional hierarchies of public - private; high - low; man - woman.