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Child Abuse Must Never Be Gender Blind


Lauren Cox, a married 27-year-old geography teacher, having sex with her 16-year-old pupil is child abuse.  However, the popular opinion, especially amongst men, appears to be that her crime is less heinous than if a male teacher were involved with a girl of 16.  This view is rooted in the idea that a boy-child sleeping…

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FGM Cutting – The Bloody Controlling of Women’s Sexuality


Cutting female genitalia, without a medical reason,  is called Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] and it is rife in Africa, as is child marriage.  The two are usually linked.  Hidden behind the banner of ‘culture’ FGM and child marriage is really about controlling the sexuality of girls and women.  It is a form of ownership and…

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Breast Ironing


The abuse heaped upon women, never ceases to amaze me. Here in London we have seen a marked increase in the number of sexual assaults against women on trains. The seriousness of the matter may have been lost in the furore caused by the press misrepresenting Jeremy Corbyn. He suggested investigating women only carriages as…

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Patriarchy Wins – Should Women Be Defending Bill Cosby?


A number of women have made allegations of sexual molestation against Bill Cosby. It has been easy to dismiss their claims because that lovable father Dr Huxtable aka Bill Cosby is one of the “three most believable…personalities in the world”.1 An article by Feminista Jones has reminded me of how easy it is to fall…

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