The idea of ‘race’ has been troubling me for several years. I have no doubts there is racism but what has troubled me was - what are races? I know tha...
Gender and Race or Race and Gender?
October 23, 2017
Black History Month was not my idea, but I was the politician and activist who authorised its first formal appearance in the UK in early 1987. At that...
The history of Black History Month in the UK
October 18, 2017
The 7 demands of the UK Second Wave Women’s Liberation Movement (from 1971 to the present)
(International Women’s Day 1971)
1 – Equal pay now
2 – Equal e...
The Seven demands of the Womens Liberation Movement 1971-1978
November 3, 2017
My! How things have changed?
March 27, 2018
Thirty-Six years ago Israel invaded the Lebanon and I was working at Spare Rib, the now-defunct Feminist Magazine. Like many other Jewish Feminists, I protested against what I thought was a criminal act but within weeks we found that not only was Israel denounced for this and other hostiles acts in the region its very existence was questioned. I found myself defending Israel’s right to exist because the same or similar could be said of all of the UK's former Colonies and now Commonwealth partners. The demand for Israel to be pushed back to the sea is Old and much rejected as a political strategy but it seems that the tables have turned and we no longer have to defend Israel, now one has to defend a critique of Israel. What I am hearing from parts of the varied Pro-Israel lobby in the UK is as problematic as the old Anti-Israel lobby and I wish both sides would stop- and agree to listen to each other rather than demanding position statements first.
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