This year in Britain we’ve seen Christian fundamentalism asserting itself.
Women's Fightback 14, June/July 2012
RadFem 2012 (14-15 July) is billed as the place to explore “the realities of women’s lives”.
We have heard shocking words from the UMP [Sarkozy’s right-wing party which ruled until the last French election], such as “scum” [“racaille”] or “cancers” when talking about young people from poor areas or the unemployed.
The sorry saga of Ched Evans, the Sheffield United player found guilty of rape, has revealed the alarming prevalence of what has become known as “rape culture” — the unquestioned acceptance of myths around sexual violence.
Hope Not Hate’s efforts to bring down fascist organisations in the UK are admirable.
Detective Saga Noren in The Bridge was fairly clearly high-functioning autistic, having Asperger Syndrome or being somewhere nearby on the autistic spectrum.
The Bridge was the latest BBC4 programmed Scandinavian crime dramas, which sentenced it to inevitable comparisons with previous successes such as The Killing.
In the study of arts-based subjects, the tendency might be to apply theories (“isms”) to pieces of art as a kind of critique, as a way of approaching a text, etc, from a certain perspective, in order to write a convincing essay.
The Women’s Library, which has been housed by the London Metropolitan University for ten years, could be closed.