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Why do paedophiles have more rights than disabled children?

Why do paedophiles have more rights than disabled children?

‘Why do paedohiles have more rights than our kids?’ was the question raised in an Australian case where a man who allegedly abused children …
Famine and disability

Famine and disability

The scenes of people in the Horn of Africa having to walk for miles to the nearest UN camp seems to suggest a survival …
The Domestication of Motherhood

The Domestication of Motherhood

‘The Domestication of Motherhood’ is the title of a chapter in Adrienne Rich’s book, ‘Of Woman Born’. As the summer school holidays approach …
Where is the protection for the disabled?

Where is the protection for the disabled?

This blog post is dedicated to all the vulnerable people like Michael Gilbert who were targetted and, even, killed because of their disability. Michael …
Is being a mother of a starving child a political situation?

Is being a mother of a starving child a political situation?

For days now I have been watching with dismay the scenes of mothers carrying and dragging their starving and dehydrated children into camps being …
Marriage as a tool of child abuse

Marriage as a tool of child abuse

While our daughters in the West play at dressing up to look like a bride or a Princess bride young girls in the Global …
The social construct of disabled women

The social construct of disabled women

In the last few weeks I have attended the protest against the opening of the Playboy club and joined the Slut Walk in London. …
Angry Bunnies Protest London's Playboy Club Opening (PHOTOS)

Angry Bunnies Protest London's Playboy Club Opening (PHOTOS)

The child in the Easter Bunny costume is my 11 year old daughter. We strongly object to the merchandis­e sold to children by …
Behind the Mask Of Masculinity by GAB

Behind the Mask Of Masculinity by GAB

This is a feature I wrote and which was selected for publication for the series ‘Behind the Mask of Masculinity’ hosted by Gender Across …
Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty?

The title is not a question on whether he is guilty of the crimes which he has been charged with. The presumption of innocent …
Indian women, divorce and the ring of the mobile phone in Punjab

Indian women, divorce and the ring of the mobile phone in Punjab

The scale of patriarchal ideological domination never fails to astound me but this reached new heights when I read about a communique delivered by …
Be subjective-Happy Mother’s Day

Be subjective-Happy Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day take stock of what it means to be a mother. Spend some time thinking about what it means to you. …

First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV