Jennifer Izaakson
GET UPDATES FROM Jennifer Izaakson
Jen Izaakson is an Economic Sociology graduate of the LSE now undertaking a PhD, writing about ideology, anti-racism/fascism and terrorism.

Entries by Jennifer Izaakson

The Babadook - A Film About Life's Real Horrors

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2015 | (23:14)

Where does fear come from? If we accept the psychoanalytic stance of a 'continual return of the repressed', ghosts and demons offer a way to battle unconscious psychic constellations of horror that would otherwise torment us with little recourse. It's far easier to combat a physical monster than transform our...

Read Post

Lee Rigby's Killing: The Problem With 'Terrorism'

(1) Comments | Posted 19 December 2013 | (23:29)

Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, have been found guilty of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, as he walked back to his Woolwich Barracks in south-east London on the 22 May.

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, commented: "We have to redouble our efforts to confront the poisonous narrative...

Read Post

Child Abuse Will Continue Until We Rethink Children's Rights

(2) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (16:08)

This week nu-metal band Lostprophets frontman, Ian Watkins, pleaded guilty to attempted rape of a baby and sexual assault of a child under 13. Watkins also admitted three counts of sexual assault involving other children and six involving taking, making or possessing indecent images of children.

What is most unique...

Read Post

A Ban on the Veil Is an Attack on Our Freedoms

(11) Comments | Posted 17 September 2013 | (12:57)

The Sun newspaper, that bastion of tolerance and intellectual thinking, has advocated a ban on the veil (the full length face covering some Muslim women wear). I'd prefer to follow the Students' Union at the London School of Economics and ban The SUN, but of course that would be seen...

Read Post

Selfridges Staff Were Right to Refuse Service to EDL Leader

(56) Comments | Posted 17 September 2013 | (12:42)

Footage has emerged on YouTube of a non-white staff member at Selfridges refusing to serve English Defence League leader (EDL), Tommy Robinson, and an associate. The EDL is a fascist street-movement in the UK, diminishing greatly in the last twelve months, with dwindling demonstration numbers and public relations mishaps.


Read Post