Suswati Basu
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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.

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Foxgate Just Proves the Government Should be Paid an Average Wage

Posted 21 October 2011 | 23:31:35 (EST)

It has only been a few days since Liam Fox announced his resignation as defence secretary, but no doubt there have already been questions over the government's transparency as well as their private financial habits. Mr. Fox's strategy of keeping his officials in the dark whilst liaising with his corporate...

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Freedom of Speech versus Hate Speech: Who is Facebook Protecting?

2 Comments | Posted 11 October 2011 | 22:33:41 (EST)

It is hard to define whose freedom the government and large-scale enterprises seek to defend, but following recent Facebook events; it seems that sexism and hate speech remain secondary to offensive personal views.

The "rape culture" that surrounds social networking sites has been exemplified by pages such as "Raping...

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The Money-Making "Meat-Market"

Posted 28 September 2011 | 18:01:57 (EST)

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.

Reiterating the booming...

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A Generation Victimised by Consumerism

Posted 12 August 2011 | 18:28:45 (EST)

If it isn't the new generation iPad, or the latest Plasma television; British youths have been inundated with 'must-have' products, which has shrewdly entered into our homes on a daily basis. However, the "wouldn't be seen without" advertising niche saw a widespread backlash over the last few days as hundreds...

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