Northern Ireland: 20 years of stalemate on abortion

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Last week, the High Court ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free abortion care in England. The judgement put the spotlight back on the injustice that there are women living in the UK in 2014 who are not able to access abortion care when they need it.


Northern Ireland: 20 years of stalemate on abortion

Equal Marriage – Northern Ireland (update)

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How the Northern Ireland assembly voted on marriage equality:

It’s shameful. I don’t think this is a representation of what the Northern Irish public want at all.  This is not acceptable.  It’s time for us to fight back and stop voting these bigoted fucks in.

The full results here:

Join the Vote the Bigots Out facebook page here:

Flirtation or sexual harassment? Here’s how to tell the difference

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Flirtation or sexual harassment? Here’s how to tell the difference

Review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

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So I’m here to ask you UK folks to sign another petition.

Caroline Lucas, MP

What I want to achieve is for the Government to agree to carry out a review and impact assessment of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act. I support evidence based decision making and we therefore need to know whether the policies in the Act are helping, hindering or making no difference whatsoever to the stated aims. Some of the questions asked might be, does criminalising drug use actually deter people from taking drugs? And is prohibition the best way to keep people safe?

My own view, based on evidence from elsewhere, is that prohibition not only fails to reduce drug related harms, it may also actually lead to more of them. But  no other country has exactly the same set up as the UK, so we need our own independent study to judge the success of the Act in meeting its stated aims and to ensure future law making is evidence based rather than based on ideology.

Sign it here:


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Ok folks, listen up, this is important.


Survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) from all over the world, including the UK, call for an immediate end to the practice. FGM – aimed at controlling women’s sexuality – dates back as far as ancient Egypt and has led to 130 million mutilated women and girls in the world today. These survivors offer a message of hope

Find out more here.

Sign the petition here to encourage UK schools to educate teenagers on genital mutilation:

Too poor for pop culture

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Too poor for pop culture


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Guys get caught up in the myths of feminism and the idea that it’s about taking something away from men – as though privilege is a zero-sum game.

Feminism isn’t about hating men or putting men into a submissive role or taking over the world. It is – as the famous quote goes – about “the radical idea that women are people too” and treating them accordingly… and that helps men as well.  Fighting back against the “traditional” definitions and restrictions of gendered behaviour frees women and men.

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are you ever a bit impressed by how completely wrong an argument manages to be