Protest the Cuts: Manchester Safety 4 Sisters

Content warning for discussion of rape statistics and barriers to women’s safety, this post will look at cuts to services such as refuges for women living with domestic violence. On Wednesday 10th December 2014 we gathered to protest in St Peter’s Square about the need to stop the cuts, in particular the cuts to women’s…

Bring Back Our Girls

BringBackOurGirls #BBOGManchester This was a recap I wrote shortly after the second protest: The first vigil was on Tuesday 6th May, a day after President Jonathon had spoken out about the situation in Nigeria; over two hundred girls had been taken from their schools, kidnapped as goods in a war against ‘sinful’ Western education. It…

Freedom and tyranny

This post will be discussing the racist reaction to Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie and Idris Elba potentially as Bond, referencing Azealia Bank’s amazing rant and Ben Okri’s article. I’ve been getting annoyed with the amount of people I’ve seen saying that Rush Limbaugh has a point that Idris Elba can’t be Bond because Bond is white…

Xmas: Activism

'Whatever you do not fight against is done in your name' Great Activist talking at #thequeerforum — Rebecca Audra Smith (@BeccaAudra) December 7, 2014 This year have been getting more involved in protesting, and there has been so much to protest about. What does going to protests, signing petitions, actually achieve? People sometimes try to…