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5 Reasons Climate Change is a Feminist Issue Environment Featured 

5 Reasons Climate Change is a Feminist Issue

(NM) – Climate change isn’t merely a problem of excess carbon dioxide in an otherwise progressive global system. It isn’t a problem for which we are all equally responsible, and neither are its impacts indiscriminate. Rather, climate change is bound up with dynamics of power, and it affects some much more than others. Here are five reasons climate change is a feminist issue. 1. Climate change disproportionately affects the global poor – 70% of whom are women. Climate change disproportionately affects those already in poverty. Global South nations are much more likely to be affected by droughts, floods, reduced crop Read More

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5 Reasons We Must Decriminalise the Sex Industry – And Fast Human Rights 

5 Reasons We Must Decriminalise the Sex Industry – And Fast

(NM) – I am not a pimp or a trafficker. I am neither a rape apologist nor someone who excuses violence against women. I do not believe men have a right to buy sex, or that anyone, of any gender, should be forced to sell sex. One might have thought these things go without saying, and yet they are examples of some of the vitriol levied at us – those that advocate for the decriminalisation of the sex industry. In recent weeks, the establishment media has provided a platform – an ‘everywhere-you-turn’ kind of platform – to anti-prostitution feminists. Julie Read More

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3 Ways Inequality is at the Heart of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction Featured Human Rights 

3 Ways Inequality is at the Heart of Hurricane Irma’s Destruction

(NM) – Many of us are as angered as we are saddened to watch the destructive effects of record-breaking weather events unfolding in the Caribbean and elsewhere. Saddened because of our compassion, but angered because of how depressingly predictable such outcomes are. Critical commentators have long been warning that unless we address the causes of climate change, tropical storms will become more intense. A significant oversight of so much of the existing discussion, however, is addressing the role inequality plays in contributing to climate change. Here are three ways in which inequality is at the heart of so-called ‘natural’ disasters. 1. Political Read More

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