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Couscous traditions have been passed down through women since 200 BCE in North West Africa. Here, in light of the custom being added to UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list, Leila Gamaz discusses why Algerian women should have the choice whether to enjoy and pass this tradition on to the next generation.
Read More “The Politics of Couscous”
Rabia Nasimi discusses the invaluable support and outreach work the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association continues to do with women from the Afghanistan diaspora, and calls for the UK not to forget this minority during the pandemic.
Read More “I am a woman and was once a refugee: we must not forget about this minority during Covid-19”
Militarized nationalism, devoid of history and context, relentless in its push for American hegemony, is completely inconsistent with progressive values, argues our contributor Genevieve Riccoboni.
Read More “It’s time to stop talking about “national security”.”
It’s all the rage now. Every news channel features it at least once a day; Twitter and Facebook feeds are awash with comments, and at social events it’s the perfect conversation killer: climate change. Our Environment Editor, Florence Hazrat, explains why she resists today’s hot topic.
Read More “Why I’m not an Environmentalist.”
Born in South Africa’s province of Limpopo, Sanelisiwe Gantsho has always felt a special affinity with Olympic medallist Caster Semenya. Here Gantsho reflects on what the CAS ruling means for black female athletes, trans individuals and South Africa as a whole.
Read More “Reflections on the Policed Freedom of Caster Semenya”
Deploring the lack of diversity in academia, Dr Furaha Asani calls for greater accountability and reflection within STEMM departments through initiatives like the Athena SWAN award.
Read More “It’s time for Athena SWAN to be intersectional at the departmental level.”
Our contributor, Kuchenga Shenjé, offers a personal reflection on the importance of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place. Has Kincaid’s text aged well in a Caribbean wrestling with the baggage of colonial rule and its residual prejudice towards queer individuals?
Read More “Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place and Surpassing Small Minds”
UK universities are celebrating International Women’s Month (IWM), but Black women academics are still getting left behind, writes our contributor Dr Furaha Asani.
Read More “Are Black Women Academics Really Included in Women’s Month Celebrations?”
After Burberry’s recent fashion “faux pas” with its fall/winter 2019 collection, Helen Long considers how brands need to be more responsible when it comes to the depiction of violence and suicide.
Read More “Brands: Stop Using Suicide to Sell Your Products”
Gender disparity doesn’t just exist in the home and workplace, but in university classrooms too. Our contributor Harriet Thompson considers the imbalance of gendered admin labour in higher education and calls for institutional change.
Read More “They say it is love. We say it is gendered labour.”