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…

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…

Sex Inequality and the ÂŁ330,000 Lottery

[published in CounterPunch, 3 June, 2016] Several weeks back a group of seventeen female French ministersbanded together to fight sexual harassment they had experienced throughout their careers. Their joint statement published in Journal du Dimanche states: “It’s not for women to adapt to these environments. It’s the behaviour of certain…