Why Women Shouldn’t Take Precautions Against Rape

  First published on The Fifth Column on 24/11/15. If you’re a female in the UK- and if you identified as or were labelled as female when you were growing up- you’ll have been told something like this: “Don’t go out at night, it’s dangerous.” “Don’t go for a walk alone, you never know whoContinue reading “Why Women Shouldn’t Take Precautions Against Rape”

No legal protection for employees fired for their lifestyle, appearance or family choices

    First published on The Fifth Column, July 2015   Could you be fired for your lifestyle, hair, or past job? It could be more likely than you think. We tend to think that we’re protected by antidiscrimination and labour laws. But people have been fired for being an unmarried mother, previously being aContinue reading “No legal protection for employees fired for their lifestyle, appearance or family choices”

Why Amnesty International Should Support Decriminalising Sex Work

First published on The Fifth Column, August 2015   Amnesty International’s proposal to recognise sex work as a human right and adopt a position in favour of decriminalising sex work has met with controversy from anti-sex work groups. A group of Hollywood celebrities have signed an open letter to Amnesty calling for sex work toContinue reading “Why Amnesty International Should Support Decriminalising Sex Work”