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The Feminist Brand: How feminism has become a tool of political promotion

One of New Zealand’s biggest claims to fame is that New Zealand was the first country to give women to vote. This has been flagged as an achievement, a turning point, a point in history which would later be pegged as the beginnings of an equal, feminist country. 475 more words

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Making Herstory: The troubling and toxic phenomenon of anti-feminism.

You’d think one wouldn’t have to justify a movement that promotes the welfare of 50% of the world’s population. But here I am.

Last week I mentioned that the wave we are currently going through is facing backlash and obstruction in a surprisingly similar fashion to its predecessors. 1,026 more words

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Film Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Hello, bloggers!

Having just seen the new remake of Ghostbusters last week in theatres, I was inspired to write a movie review of it. And given that I rarely watch films anymore (let alone in theatres), I thought I would dedicate a blog series to the ones that I do watch! 1,031 more words

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Is Hijab Practical?

Ustadha Dalia Mogahed has been doing great work mashaAllah, but I would like to put in a few counterpoints regarding some of the things she says about hijab, specifically in light of her post below. 840 more words

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Righteous Anger: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jessica Valenti

I’m a latecomer to the Overdrive party (here’s to free audio books that you can borrow and not have to buy!! How very civilised!) So the joys of Overdrive and the pressure of ‘borrowed’ books means that I knocked over Between the World and Me and Sex Object in the one day. 750 more words

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