In her first on-camera appearance since she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out for the education of girls, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, declared, “Today you can see that I’m alive.” She is also renewing her push for the right of “every girl, every child, to be educated.” And there are several groups that are using Malala’s message as a cornerstone.
I do realize this post might seem a tad ironic in light of the events of the last few weeks (aka Lobstergate)... but it isn't. Not even a little.
Last Wednesday, Suzanne Moore published a piece in the Guardian on the education policies of the UK's ruling Tory party, specifically focusing on a controversial series of reforms presently being pushed (quite aggressively) by UK education secretary Michael Gove.
Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before.
Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit '
It is altogether fitting that on a day when my own father yelled at me for being a feminist, and got angry at me for introducing my brother to novels by women, about women, that I should come across Julie Burchill raging against “shemales” in the Guardian. It was very much in the spirit of an evening where I was told to my face that I’d do more good for feminism if I’d “been a man” and not a woman; it was a day where I had to listen to a man witheringly declaim literature about “women’s stuff,” and a day where I was attacked for my anger and verve in defending our right to write and speak as women.
Over the past couple of days, we have seen a bit of an internet temper tantrum coming primarily from some in Britain, centering on some voices in the British commentariat, who are very upset about the fact that trans activists and allies have critiqued an unfortunate line in an article and rather blatantly transphobic comments on twitter by journalist Suzanne Moore (see for example my own previous comment about the issue…
There has been a spike in the ongoing stream of ignorant and transphobic sentiments from various people lucky enough to have a platform to express their views to a large audience over the last few days. A casual transphobic slur from Suzanne Moore seems to have sparked off a wave of apologism and defence of a worldview in which, somehow, cisgender feminists are threatened and oppressed by transgender people.
Suzanne Moore, writing in the New Statesman, said this week that women “are afraid of our own anger. It’s not a pretty sight. Seeing red and letting go is, for many women, a dangerous activity.” She criticised ‘Calm Down’ Cameron, those on the left who flock around Julian Assange. she wrote with eloquent fury about the damage the cuts are doing to women’s lives.