The Radical Response to Pride in London and Equal Marriage Betrays Misguided Egocentrism

David Browne | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The coinciding of Pride 2015 with the landmark equal marriage ruling by the US Supreme Court is a cause of celebration for many, and quite rightly too. However, the arguments used by radical liberationists to attack Pride, and equal marriage, betray both a deeply flawed understanding of the mindset of many LGBTQ* people in the West

The Hairy Feminist Manifesto: Reasserting the Rules of the Sisterhood

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Certain rights have been hard-won, but essentialist notions of gender roles remain. Perhaps, contrary to even my assertions, a militant and uncompromising feminism is becoming necessary to ensure that we don't allow new boundaries to arise where old ones were knocked down.

3 Million Reasons Why Charlie Hebdo's Attackers Have Utterly Failed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK

The Prophet Mohammed, with a tear in his eye, is on the front cover of the first Charlie Hebdo edition published since Islamic extremists killed 12 pe...

Slow Clap for Institutional Homophobia in Northern Ireland

Conor Penn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We should not need to have this conversation. Homophobia is rife not only in our schools, workplaces, streets and homes, but now it is bolstered by those whom we have elected to act ostensibly in our best interests.

Being Proud at 40

Simon Stevens | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Of course the current situation for disabled people is not perfect, and I have made it my life's work to play my part in improving matters in any way I can. But if we forget to celebrate our achievements and the sheer wonders that now exist for many disabled people, then we can not move forward, remaining stuck in our own resentment.

French Police Name Arrested Paris Gun Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

French authorities have named a man arrested on suspicion of carrying out recent gun attacks in Paris as Abdelhakim Dekhar. He was taken into custo...

French Newspaper 'Gunman' Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The man suspected of carrying out a shooting at a French newspaper has been arrested. The capture follows a city-wide manhunt after the gunman ope...

Gunman Opens Fire At Paris Newspaper

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

A city-wide manhunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire at the reception of the Paris building of left-wing newspaper Libération, seriously inju...

Feminism: What It's Taught Me

Chloe Vinden | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Vinden

The sad fact is that many women are afraid to call themselves or define themselves as a feminist due to the alleged social stigma. I believe that this is an example of how influential patriarchy remains within society. Feminists are not 'man-hating' and 'un-feminine' - to be quite frank, I'm sick of these uneducated assumptions.

A Heterosexual Hindu's First London Pride and UK Black Pride

Rima Amin | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rima Amin

Baker Street was bustling. This is where the march began. The vibrance and colour like no other. The unity displayed was wide-ranging. From almost every institution, age-group, faith group etc, there were representatives showing solidarity.

Phone Theft: An Unlikely Liberator?

Nick Reilly | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Reilly

Three weeks ago, I was the victim of a crime. Thankfully there was no violence or any physical attacks upon my person, nor was there anything that was generally symptomatic of the broken Britain that doom-mongering tabloids peddle on a daily basis.

South Sudan's Runaway Government Needs Urgent Reform

Mading Ngor | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK
Mading Ngor

A new spirit has besieged the world's newest country. Its president, Salva Kiir Mayardit , in recent days, has decreed the unimaginable into reality.

A Critique of Modern Gender Studies

James Hetterley | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Politics
James Hetterley

Gender, rather lifelessly, has been defined by the FAO as "the relations between men and women, both perceptual and material. Gender is not determined biologically...but constructed socially". The beginning of all studies into gender, then, must also be a study of social relations.