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Activism Feminism

Losing Your Unborn Child To Gun-Violence & Being Charged For Manslaughter Is A Reality For Black Women

It’s no secret that the government and it’s patriarchal law makers don’t value women’s lives as highly as they value mens lives, but what we aren’t discussing loud and frequently enough is the lack of worth that’s placed in back lives, particularly black women. Black women face far more societal pressures and social, economic and …

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How Many Slaves Work For You? The Harsh Realities Of Western Fast Fashion & Modern Slave Labour

As the new generation of young people; Millenials, Gen Z’s and the ones to follow, we are known for our fast fashion and trends that come and go quicker than night turns into day. Whilst some of us dwell on the fact that we may not have the money and/or resources that’s required to stay …

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Cyntoia Brown Has Been Granted Clemency- But What Has This Taught Us About The Judicial System?

In case you aren’t up-to date with the case of Cyntoia Brown, her story exposes the alarming reality that women, particularly black women, face at the hands of the judicial system. Her case sparked outrage across the world, and highlighted the significance of the #metoo and #blacklivesmatter movements, with people using social media platforms to plea for her freedom.

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The New Era Of Modern Sex Work Is More Popular Than You’d Think

Modern sex workers such as escorts, picture sellers and sugar babies are scorned and frowned upon by society for willingly taking part in such activities that ‘diminish a woman’s worth’, and allow her to behave in ways which are ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unladylike’. But why do we ridicule women and not the men who are responsible for funding the industry and sustaining it for centuries?

Activism Feminism

What Is White Feminism?

Many people do not realise that the term ‘feminism’ is broad- beneath the fighting for equal pay and paid maternity leave, there’s a much darker corner to female oppression that isn’t as frequently addressed. The reason why? It’s because these issues effect the minority groups of women. The women of colour, the women from lower incomes, the women with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ women who aren’t often given the platform to discuss their oppression.

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I Went Undercover In A Misogyny Forum… Here’s What I Learned About Feminism

It was a Friday afternoon when I was browsing the web, and accidentally stumbled upon a dark corner of the internet that I’d only heard stories about. Whilst it was clear from the start that women weren’t welcome amongst this online community that I’d discovered, I couldn’t help but dive deeper into the frighteningly, intriguing, chauvinistic forums of the ‘Manosphere’.

Activism Feminism

Every Excuse For Not Calling Yourself A Feminist, Answered

It’s sad to say that many people, including women, don’t believe in feminism or call themselves feminists. However, if you were to explain to these people the principles and ideas behind the movement, many amongst this group would agree that they too hold the same beliefs- they just don’t want to be included under the …