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The 'stranger danger' message isn't protecting our children from abuse
By @EVB_Now - 09 September 15:35

We need to teach children how to differentiate between threatening situations and threatening people, whether those people are familiar or not.

A girl flys her kite in the Olympic park in Munich, southern Germany
Judicial Review is not part of a vast left wing conspiracy
By Adam Wagner - 09 September 15:24

It is surely no surprise that when there is a predominantly right-wing government, those not in power will use other means to challenge government decisions - that is not necessarily a bad thing.

New Statesman
The British countryside has always been an extended theme park for the rich
By Rachel McCormack - 09 September 14:48

My Glaswegian father won't be celebrating the Glorious Twelfth, but the Scottish economy depends on moneyed tourists shooting grouse in a stylised countryside idyll.

New Statesman
Banning Khat is one of the most dangerous decisions made during the 'war on drugs'
By Jon Manning - 09 September 11:38

Khat has been part of Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian culture for hundreds of years. In banning the substance, Theresa May runs a very real risk of creating violence and organised crime.

A policy of banning all sex in prison will not work
By Michael Amherst - 09 September 9:25

A blanket ban on sex in prison leads to prisoners failing to report rape or sexual assault for fear of punishment.

'Queer' is so much more than what's found in the theory books.
Queer is the question
By Nayla Ziadeh - 08 September 10:25

‘Queer’ is not something that ever stays still; it is transient and, in that sense, in a constant state of becoming.

Mickey Rooney playing a Japanese landlord in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
"Yellowface" is funny, according to a bevy of non-east Asians
By Anh Chu - 08 September 10:04

No matter the degree, racism hurts, regresses and divides, but it needn't conquer.

After Egypt and Syria, there's never been a worse time to host an arms fair
By David Wearing - 07 September 13:58

Next week London hosts the world’s largest arms fair, the "Defence Security Equipment International" (DSEi) exhibition, organised with the help of the British government and part-subsidised by the UK taxpayer.

Caroline Criado-Perez, right, on the day of the banknote announcement. Getty
Have the police failed to record the Twitter threats against me?
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 05 September 17:57

Police officers told Caroline Criado-Perez that they would collate the necessary information on threatening tweets sent to her. But earlier today, she was told that only individual tweets she had reported were being investigated. She now wonders if it is

Spirit
Has the time come for self-destructing tweets?
By Siraj Datoo - 05 September 14:03

A new service for twitter lets you add a snapchat-like timer to tweets. Is this what we need to get people to take privacy seriously, asks Siraj Datoo?

Did we all go out of our minds on transfer deadline day?
By Martin Cloake - 04 September 10:27

It is obscene and absurd — but Martin Cloake can't stop watching.

Caroline Criado-Perez (r) with Mary Macleod, Mark Carney and Stella Creasy
Caroline Criado-Perez's speech on cyber-harassment at the Women's Aid conference
By Caroline Criado-Perez - 04 September 9:07

"If there’s one thing I want to come out of what happened to me, it’s for the phrase “don’t feed the trolls” to be scrubbed from the annals of received wisdom."

The Telegraph needs a non-sexist approach to promoting sex-ed
By Zoe Margolis - 03 September 17:54

Clare Perry's campaign for a porn filter might undermine her support for better sex ed, writes Zoe Margolis.

Ethiopia and Kenya help dismember Somalia
By Martin Plaut - 03 September 10:42

A new deal has recognised Jubaland, a strip of land in southern Somalia and bordering on Kenya and Ethiopia, as yet another quasi-independent entity in the region.

Annette Ashby, the first woman to be elected to the Society of Engineers
Get more women into tech? My colleagues never got the memo
By Tina Amirtha - 03 September 10:20

Forget the motivational media campaigns - Tina Amirtha explains what it's really like to be a female engineer in a male-dominated profession.

Don't be sniffy about "Mumsnet Feminism"
By Hannah Mudge - 01 September 10:56

Anyone sneering at Mumsnet as a forum for feminist discussion probably hasn't visited the site very much, says Hannah Mudge.

The many faces of India
By Asiya Islam - 30 August 15:41

The idea that India is "the rape capital of the world" needs to be challenged but without refusing women's experience of fear and violence.

India has to make the fight against rape something that cannot be ignored
By Monisha Rajesh - 29 August 15:19

Every time a high-profile rape case occurs in India, there is shock, outrage and protests, but nothing actually changes.

What it's like to be an ugly feminist
By Emma Burnell - 28 August 11:27

I have been told I am “too ugly to rape” and “too fat to live”. We must remember to take into account those of us for whom the very lack of objectification is used as a weapon against us.

Martin Luther King waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Martin Luther King and the African-American fight for justice
By Bonnie Greer - 28 August 9:10

From fairly early on, the Civil Rights Movement, in many instances, was a carefully managed affair. Bonnie Greer examines the role of the black middle class in the Civil Rights Movement and the March on Washington.

Dear Jamie Oliver, poverty isn't picturesque by the Mediterranean either
By Rachel McCormack - 27 August 16:18

The TV chef's remarks that "You go to Italy or Spain and they eat well on not much money" reveals a startling ignorance about what life is really like in Italy or Spain for those without much money.

New Statesman
Leave homophobia to Speaker's Corner: don't teach it in schools
By Tom Copley - 24 August 11:17

Should faith schools criticise homosexuality? No, says Tom Copley.

New Statesman
Let's stop pretending internet activism is the real thing
By Joe Rivers - 24 August 10:43

There's a lack of modern activism.

What do you do if your parents have drowned in the North Sea?
By Caroline Crampton - 23 August 10:15

Caroline Crampton was stuck on a train to Edinburgh, forced to deal with the worst.

Ghosts in the digital age: the online baggage we carry into our relationships
By Sian Lawson - 23 August 8:32

More of our relationships are conducted online than we realise, says Sian Lawson. From jealous ghosts to misogynist threats, our behaviour towards each other is not just over-familiar, it has become proprietorial.

What Chelsea Manning can expect in a US prison
By Jane Fae - 22 August 17:30

The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning has announced that from now on she will living as a woman. What will life be like for a trans woman inside the US prison system?

Should Arab countries pay reparations for the slave trade too?
By Martin Plaut - 21 August 14:31

Fourteen countries of the Caribbean are seeking reparations from three European nations for the slave trade. While the British responsibility for the Trans-Atlantic trade rightly remains high on the agenda, perhaps there are other countries which should b

David Miranda appearing on BBC News.
David Miranda: Remember his name
By Adam Wagner - 21 August 12:50

Even if it was legal, that doesn’t make it right.

The BBFC.
We can't crowdsource the right to free speech
By Mark Owen - 19 August 16:18

The BBFC's plan to put content flags on online video could work – but crowd-sourcing censorship isn't the right way to do it.

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