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Suswati Basu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist and feminist activist from London.

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist and feminist activist from London. In 2007, she won the Emma Humphries Memorial Prize for her feminist campaigning and was also shortlisted for the Guardian Mary Stott Prize. She has worked both in China and in the UK as a journalist targeting international development issues and has been translating documentaries on human rights concerns. With an international background, she writes frequently about sexual and reproductive rights affecting home and abroad as well as social politics in Britain.

Basu has a satirical social political blog at Anti-Box Democracy, writing about issues without the stereotypes. She also blogs at the Guardian and the F-Word and can be followed at suswatibasu on twitter.

The Money-Making "Meat-Market"

A group of women dressed as butchers and businessmen assembled in a Central London location as a form of feminist protest. No it wasn't an inappropriate PETA demonstration against animal cruelty, but rather opposition to an international "adult entertainment" trade summit held in Bloomsbury.
03/10/2011 11:16 BST

A Generation Victimised by Consumerism

When examining the conduct of the looters over the last three days, the common attitude towards the actions are that it was 'mindless.' Not only were expensive electronics and clothes stores targeted, but specifically products that tend to target young people were stolen from around the country.
14/08/2011 18:50 BST