Before I lead myself into despair I need to get this shit of my chest. Who lives in London? Whose working class? Whose an ethnic minority? I’ll tell you who those hundreds of the roughly 500 residents who remain uncounted for in the Grenfell Tower block fire. I can’t speak on this without feeling a […]Read more "#Grenfelltower Rapid thoughts."
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Part I, Written By Saadia Haq Of The Human Lens Women were the first pioneers of Islam – without whom the history of this Muslim Ummah wouldn’t be what it is today. For if they weren’t there; the Muslim men would not have been able to achieve the feats…
It’s only been 24 hours since the tragic death of Labour MP Jo Cox and London and Yorkshire is filled with flowers paying tribute. Cox was brutally murdered as she arrived to constituency surgery on Thursday, June 16. Asides from being a politician Cox’s was also a mother of two and a wife. Hearing about […]Read more "#JoCoxMP + Media double standards. "
The more we progress through times it is fair to say Black and Brown women are being accepted at large in comparison to our ancestors. Long gone are those days of seeing the slim White woman with the long pins on every newspaper. Society is now being introduced to ethnic female bodies, the media in […]Read more "The Ethnic Body VS The World"
The term ‘Slut Shaming’ is defined as “the act of criticising a woman for her real or presumed sexual activity, or for behaving in ways that someone thinks are associated with her real or presumed sexual activity.” Slut shaming has made a key presence in the both the virtual the world and in reality, […]Read more "Slut Shaming- A Patriarchal Concept?"
More and more people are becoming open to the idea paying for sex. The journal ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’ found 1 in 10 British men say that have paid for sex. 3.6% of the 6,000 men surveyed admitted going to prostitutes in the past five years. There has been a strong stereotype of the type men […]Read more "Buying a drink or Paying for sex?"
It’s been two days since Paris was once again so brutally attacked and unfortunately once again innocent civilians suffered. At least 128 people were killed in one night after gunmen reported to be members of ISIS erupted into the Bataclan concert hall, people were also shot dead at restaurants and bars along site. Paris was […]Read more "And So It Begins."
We all have endured that annoying Aunty, cousin, friend, colleague that just is too damn sensitive about our “flaws” (which society has defined of course) what I mean here is, you’re having a conversation you’re pretty confident and feel ok about yourself. You even accept and kinda like that flaw that most people wouldn’t. For […]Read more "Unconventional Beauty: Own it!"
As promised it’s time to get down to nitty and gritty world of Pakistani beauty perceptions and its challenges. Let’s face it, we don’t all look like those poster girls they broadcast to us, most of us our averagely looking. However, thanks to Pakistani ridiculous beauty standards some of us don’t even pass the “average” […]Read more "Unconventional Beauty: Perspectives"
A while ago I wrote a post about Katie Hopkin’s diabolical article based on he describing immigrants as “cockroaches” and a few other pro-Nazi verses she dropped in that article. Today the Daily Mail revealed Hopkins is now being investigating by the Metropolitan police as they found the article to promote xenophobic and racist comments.. […]Read more "If You Ain’t White, You Ain’t Right"