Feminist Lit Summer Reading List

It’s only been a couple of years since I began to take a real interest in Feminist literature (both fiction and non-), mostly thanks to my good friend Laura, whose book recommendations are always A+. It has been an enlightening experience, but I wouldn’t say I’m an expert at all! However, I do run a Feminist Book Club at University, so my friend and first-time Book Clubber, Sana, suggested I compile a list of good books to start with for anyone reading who wants some summer reading suggestions. (Books are listed in order of how they popped into my head…)

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Popcorn With a Side of Misogynoir

thelma2I’ve just got home from seeing Thelma and Louise at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. I’m emotional and angry, and it has nothing to do with the film itself. Read more ›

The Blatant Misogyny of the Brock Turner Rape Case

longform-original-20743-1464984300-5The Brock Turner rape case demonstrates both progress and regression in a society still so evidently dominated by rape culture. Here I give my two cents on a case that impacted me viscerally enough to share two personal stories. TW: Rape, Sexual Assault. Read more ›

Open letter to Channel 4 re: ‘What British Muslims Really Think’

This letter was originally sent to Channel 4 on 14th April and published on Facebook the same day. I have since received a reply from the broadcaster which said “we feel that this programme goes to the heart of Channel 4’s public service remit to represent the views of a religious minority on a matter of critical national importance – with careful contextualisation and insight throughout.” I have not replied yet, nor am I sure I will do so. 
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Project Period 2016 #whyhideit

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This article was first published on Facebook on 7th April as part of a year-long monthly series on periods with testimonials particularly about the act of hiding sanitary products.

Before I begin this post, I have to shout out to the (potential/hopeful) abolition of the so-called Tampon Tax in the UK: the 5% tax waged on sanitary products because they’re classed as ‘luxury items’.

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In Defence of Kim Kardashian

In this article I defend Kim Kardashian’s choice to post a nude selfie on Instagram and Twitter.

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