Why do women still need to ‘Reclaim The Night’ in the UK?

Originally published at The Telegraph. As the women-only march ‘Reclaim The Night’ celebrates its 10th anniversary, Sarah Graham explores the extreme measures women still go to protect themselves, when walking home in the evening. This evening (Saturday 22 November) marks the 10th anniversary of the revived Reclaim The Night march in London – an annual […]

the final word on feminism?

Originally published at i-D. A month ago I handed in my notice at my dream job. When I joined Feminist Times fourteen and a half months ago, I couldn’t imagine anything better than working on Charlotte Raven’s radical, alternative women’s magazine – a publication with a punk spirit, that was unashamedly feminist, anti-capitalist on principle, and had enough ethics […]

We need to talk about the UK media war on women

Originally published at Open Democracy. While Dylan Farrow’s child abuse allegations against Woody Allen hold the headlines, it is time for journalists to realise that sexual violence is not about evil individuals, Asian grooming gangs, or 1970s BBC culture. A number of years ago I heard British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Bidisha quote feminist academic […]

Are these domestic violence sentences fair?

Originally published at Feminist Times. Between 16-19 December Feminist Times is joining Refuge in remembering the tragic death of Maria Stubbings with a series of articles on domestic violence. In October this year, domestic violence made the front page of the UK Metro, a free newspaper with a daily circulation of more than a million copies. “Punch […]

Nimko Ali: A year as the face of FGM

Originally published at Feminist Times. For Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivor and campaigner Nimko Ali, the personal has always been political. At this year’s London Reclaim The Night, Nimko and her colleagues marched the streets of Central London dressed in “fanny suits” and posing with police officers – a scene of jubilant and defiant protest […]