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Is the Burkini Really Just ‘A Choice of Clothes’?

Imagine the scenario, you’re shopping in your local supermarket and in walks a person dressed head to toe in a Klu Klux Klan or Nazi uniform. You ask them if they’re going to a fancy dress party and they say no. They are clearly a person who holds beliefs that are racist and hateful. You… Continue reading Is the Burkini Really Just ‘A Choice of Clothes’?

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Beyond Leave and Remain…..

Disappointing to see the level of debate in Brexit reduced to one of Leave (racist old fogies) and Remain (pro-immigration, love and peace). Some sanity in the cacaphony of ‘rule and divide’ mainstream narratives. John Pilger on why the British said No to Europe The most effective propagandists of the “European ideal” have not been… Continue reading Beyond Leave and Remain…..

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Zizek on Culture, Migrants and the Left

“Cultural struggles should not simply be: ‘I have my culture, you have yours, and we should understand each other.’ There are horrors at the heart of every culture. Like Walter Benjamin said: ‘There is no document of civilisation which is not at the same time a document of barbarism.’ The problem is how to confront… Continue reading Zizek on Culture, Migrants and the Left

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The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture

Originally posted on Dating Tips for the Feminist Man:
The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole. The Ghomeshi trial is back in the news, and it brings violent sexual assault back into people’s minds and daily conversations. Of course violence is wrong, even when the court system…

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Selective Outrage: The Silence and Denial about Islamic Homophobia

Fifty people were gunned down in a mass terrorist shooting in Orlando; USA. They were deliberately targeted by Muslim man, Omar Mateen, 29, because they were gay. Outrage and shock followed the shooting which has been described as one of the worst mass shootings in US history. I will leave the issue of the gun… Continue reading Selective Outrage: The Silence and Denial about Islamic Homophobia

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Age Discrimination and Gerontocracy in Tibetan Exile Politics?

Ageism is a form of discrimination toward an individual or group based on their age. The term often refers to the treatment of older people but is occasionally used to define prejudice against young people as well. With the re-election of a Prime Minister, Lobsang Sangay, whose policy is that Tibet remains part of China, the… Continue reading Age Discrimination and Gerontocracy in Tibetan Exile Politics?