Ending street harassment is now at the forefront of political agendas. And that is why I’m choosing to share this story today. Studying for final year exams was tough. I couldn’t focus during the days or nights. Firstly, by nature, I find it difficult to sit in one place without getting distracted, fidgeting, or getting… Read More The Night I Was Mistaken For A Prostitute
A multi-million pound mural painted by Russian-American artist Mark Rothko was defaced with large black writing yesterday in the worst security breech to hit London’s Tate Modern. Outrage ensued on social networking site Twitter as Rothko began trending. When I hear stories of art being defaced, whether it’s renowned work or simply on the street… Read More Art vs Journalism. Who can we trust as a source of truth?
To rape a woman whilst pointing weapons at her terrified children being made to watch. This is the daily reality of conflicts in the Congo and Kashmir. Rape used to humiliate anothers community? To insult a husband’s role to protect his wife? To mark claim over land they fight by putting a dirty mark on… Read More Rape- A Weapon of War
The Guardian estimated that 500,000 people attended yesterday’s anti-cuts protest. For me it’s simple, cuts need to be made or else this country will go bankrupt. But the policy implemented is cutting from the areas which will end up damaging the country, e.g. cutting education. Not only that, the Liberal Democrats effectively lied to us,… Read More Why Protest?
On Saturday 5th February, Luton witnessed the EDL (English Defence League) hold their largest and most successful demonstration. Due to my own naivety combined with unclear directions from the police I found myself stuck in the middle of the EDL whilst their speeches were taking place instead of the counter-demonstration held by UAF (Unite Against Fascism). I’ve been… Read More Dangers of ignoring the fear instilled by the EDL