Theresa May: Last Woman Standing

[published in CounterPunch, 15 July, 2016] For all the talk from both Brexit and Lexit about the undemocratic nature of the European Union, one would hardly recognise the taciturn silence from both groups as Theresa May stepped up on Wednesday to take over as Great Britain’s next…

Xenophobia in the UK

[published in CounterPunch, 1 July, 2016] One of the first times I experienced serious xenophobia in the UK was when a car, which had made an illegal turn, almost hit me on my bike. I shouted at him. He heard my accent. Then followed me and shouted…

Rape Culture and “Twenty Minutes of Action”

[published in CounterPunch, 17 June, 2016] Rape culture is a term coined by feminists in the 1970s which designates not only how females are vulnerable to sexual violence at the hands of males, but which speaks to the depth at which such violence is normalised. Quite…