Ladies: Beware of the fake (male) feminist

Feminism. The word’s got a bit of a bad reputation, hasn’t it? Mention you’re a feminist in a crowd of people and they may think you’re a man-hating “modernist” out to take over the world and crush all menfolk. Now mention the word equality and you might be onto something. We all want to treat each …

Religious Concepts Reexamined: Why Do We Continue Using Religious Teachings To Justify Domestic Violence?

In many communities, DV survivors are encouraged to participate in family mediation in the hope that the matter can be resolved. Whilst the Quran does provide a detailed process for mediation between family members in times of dispute, such a model is designed to serve those in non-abusive situations.

An Open Letter to British Asians From Survivor Sara Karim

Trigger warning: This letter contains information about sexual assault and violence which may trigger a level of distress. Dear Community, My catalogue of transgressions began at the age of 14 when I was raped by a group of older teenage boys who had lured me away from the local youth centre for a game of …

The Colour of Love #NotGrey

by Sabrina Mahmood @sabrina01m Did I really just read that? That was my initial reaction after I read the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series. Everybody was talking about it, it was trending in all the charts, and I just had to know what the fascination was. And we all love a good love story right? …