Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

Antisemitism, Anonymous And Twitter

Finding antisemitism on Twitter is easy, but it’s surprising how few attempt to stop it, as witnessed by the 170,000 plus followers of the Anonymous Operations account. Remembering that wherever you find racism, sexism and the degradation of women is … Continue reading

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Genteel Racism at Liberal Conspiracy And Cranks Around Up

We tend to think of anti-Jewish sentiment as coming from the Far Right, yet nowadays it is fairly common to find examples of it on liberal or left wing web sites. It is not overt or blunt as found amongst … Continue reading

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Laurie Penny, Chagos Islanders And Mormon women

Jake Wallis Simons is better than the average Tory, certainly the Daily Telegraph could do with better writers and a wider intellectual pool of ideas. Nevertheless I was somewhat shocked and pleased to read his In defence of Laurie Penny: … Continue reading

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Sexist Of The Year 2012: George Galloway

The End Violence Against Women Coalition poll has finished, there is a winner, George Galloway! I hope he enjoys his Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, here’s an extract: ” IN the present state of society it … Continue reading

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Wikileaks, Guardian Personality And Sexist Of The Year

Julian Assange is exceedingly annoyed at the Guardian, as can be seen from @Wikileaks timeline on Twitter: I am not terribly interested in Assange. He strikes me as a manipulative misanthrope and misogynist, and will probably end up doing a … Continue reading

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Boycotting Israel, Banning Women And The Crazed Right Wing

There is an up-and-coming election in Israel, and my bet is that many Western “anti-Zionists” would pick Benjamin Netanyahu, if they had a vote. They must positively love Israel’s politically clumsy and callous Prime Minister. Ever opportunistic those actively behind … Continue reading

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Council Borrowing Blamed On The Women Workers

I am a little bit preoccupied at the moment to blog in any meaningful sense, but this poor piece of journalism in the Guardian struck me as deserving of comment. It concerns Birmingham City Council and the possibility that they … Continue reading

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10th November 2012: Malala Day

Irna Qureshi is superb in explaining the need for a Malala Day: “In his role as UN special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown has declared this coming Saturday 10 November 10th a ‘global day of action’ in support of … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Romney, Sesame Street And The World

The US Presidential election is almost over, in a day or two voting will be completed and the counting starts. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, has received a more than fair hearing by the world’s media, but as far I … Continue reading

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An Occasional Murdoch, NHS and Misogyny Roundup

Rupert Murdoch ate a mountain of humble pie at the Levinson inquiry and looked distinctly uncomfortable with his newfound humility. That’s a thing of the past. Murdoch reveals his true feelings on Twitter: “Told UK’s Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing … Continue reading

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Sandra K Eckersley Deals With Rape Apologism

Sandra K Eckersley, in outlining the facts behind the Julian Assange case, has a marvellous way of dealing with rape apologism: “Your facts relating to this case are plain wrong. Julian Assange is facing four serious allegations. One of rape, … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights And The New Statesman

Over at the New Statesman, Mehdi Hasan has exasperated many women by his new post, Being pro-life doesn’t make me any less of a lefty. I am not really that interested in his points, rather the marvellous response from feminists … Continue reading

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Julian Assange And Wikileaks Go After The Money

The old adage, follow the money, is so often right. Wikileaks has seriously changed its policy towards freedom of information, now you have to pay for it. Information and data, which were given freely to Wikileaks, is only available behind … Continue reading

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Get well Malala Yousafzai!

HOPE not hate’s Get Well book for Malala Yousafzai is a superb idea. Read Nick Lowles’ comments. Leave your name and message here, Get well soon Malala Yousafzai.

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Women And George Galloway

This piece in the Guardian reveals that all is not well in Bradford concerning George Galloway: “”I want an appointment to see George Galloway,” announced the blonde, smartly dressed woman. “I want to talk to him about his comments on … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Losing Friends

To some Julian Assange can do no wrong, but he’s increasingly losing friends. Only recently Assange stiffed some rather wealthy supporters for his bail money and now even Anonymous don’t want to know him: “A statement posted on the Anonymous … Continue reading

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Julian Assange Stiffs His Supporters

Julian Assange’s escape into the Ecuadorian embassy has had financial ramifications for some of his supporters, they will have to cough up the money they put up a sureties: “Backers who stood as sureties for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before … Continue reading

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Galloway Refuses To Apologise To Muslim Women

George Galloway is a slick politician and often knows what buttons to press to galvanise his supporters, but his weakness, as with many men, is ego. Galloway hates apologising, admitting that he could have been wrong, so it was when … Continue reading

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Salma Yaqoob, George Galloway And Misogyny

Although I do not normally follow the activities of smaller fringe groupings in Britain the resignation of Salma Yaqoob from Respect is intriguing. Ms. Yaqoob, as leader of Respect, was placed in an incredibly difficult position recently by George Galloway’s … Continue reading

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Ofcom And Julian Assange

Below is the summary from page 80 of Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin, Issue 213, 10 September 2012 detailing Julian Assange’s complaint. “Not Upheld Complaint by Mr Julian Assange True Stories: WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies, More 4, 29 November 2011 Summary: Ofcom’s … Continue reading

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