Posts Tagged: Politics

Why Muslim Women Don’t Need Saving

Why Muslim Women Don’t Need Saving

In the beginning of April 2021, the French Senate passed a measure that severely limited Muslim women’s freedoms to visibly practice their religion. The most controversial of the measures prevents anyone under the age of 18 to wear a veil in public. In addition, mothers who wear a hijab will not be allowed to accompany …

Islamophobia: a gendered crisis

Islamophobia: a gendered crisis

Muslim women are disproportionately targeted by Islamophobic sentiment and hate. We must dismantle the false stereotypes of the female Muslim identity in order to tackle this gendered crisis. Muslim women face discrimination and prejudice at the intersection of gender, race, ethnicity, and religion. Islamophobia is experienced and targeted at both men and women, however, it …

Gentrification as a driving force for social injustice

Gentrification as a driving force for social injustice

The transformation of low-income neighbourhoods to trendy, more upmarket versions of their past selves often comes at an unfair cost for the communities who have resided there for decades.   What is gentrification? Gentrification can be defined as the transformation of an area to a middle-class neighbourhood leading to displacement of the original predominantly working-class …

The Power of Diverse Representation in Politics

The Power of Diverse Representation in Politics

Why is it so important to have visible politicians from diverse backgrounds that are representative of the general population?  Much is made of debates on whether a politician looking like a particular group means that he or she will necessarily represent that group’s interests. Whilst it is true that no group is completely homogenous and …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

How to Talk to your Family about Racism 

Often the simplest of actions can be the most effective. Embed from Getty Images Since the murder of George Floyd, there has been a surge in protests and people taking action in necessary ways, be it signing petitions and sending donations. Yet, often the best way to take action is to start at home and …

How do we stop marginalised communities being seen as the ‘other’?

How do we overcome divisions and perpetuated marginalisation? Marginalised communities (including, but not restricted to, BAMER communities) are often seen as the ‘other’. Individuals are seen as fundamentally separate from the mainstream or majority of society. Reasons for this vary, depending on the person involved. Some may find it emotionally difficult to think of themselves …

End of compassion in immigration policy

 The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. Embed from Getty Images On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new immigration bill by 351 votes to 252. Such a development is …

Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level of white supremacy that puts BIPOC communities at a disadvantage and privileges whiteness.   The …