In order for both parties to hold equal weight in their oppressive behaviour, the social conditions would have to be completely even and thanks to years and years of rich, white, straight, cis men ruling the world – the world is still very much off kilter to anyone who doesn’t match that description.Read more "Oppression is not a two way street"
This is a notoriously tricky subject but I’m gonna go there anyway because the concept of social privilege is something that is still vastly misunderstood and yet it underpins a lot of what I write on here. When someone tells you that you have privilege your knee-jerk reaction is to be offended, to want to […]Read more "Privilege 101: Do you have it? Is it bad?"
The other day I went to Asda with my boyfriend and we walked past a really beautiful Muslim woman in a hijab. My boyfriend said “that’s brave of her”, we nodded and smiled at one another and I had the compelling urge to make friends. This is something that I rarely experience, being a bit […]Read more "Just A Thought…"
There’s a bit of a divide going on in my hometown at the moment regarding the opposing opinions on 10 Syrian refugee families coming to live in our town to avoid the conflicted and wartorn scenario back home. The vast majority of us are happy for them to come and would like to make their […]Read more "Syrian Refugees Are Coming To Our Town"
Just a little rant about defensive responses in discussions about racism, sexism or any other -ism.Read more "Power to the powerful? Nope"