In the 1980s the British and Chinese governments came to an agreement known as “one country, two systems” on the island’s future. When this country handed Hong Kong back in 1997, the Chinese promised they would preserve Hong Kong’s legal system, and would not cancel the rights that made the island a beacon of freedom and prosperity. … [Read more...] about I’ve had to leave my friends and family back in Hong Kong to warn the world of China’s brutal regime
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If the sexism of the city began and ended with architectural symbolism, I would’ve happily written a grad school essay about this then turned my attention to more pressing matters. But society’s historical and ongoing ideas about the proper gender roles for men and women (organised along a narrow binary) are built right into our cities – and they still matter. They matter to me as a mother. They matter to me as a busy professor who often finds herself in strange cities, wondering if it’s OK to pop into the neighbourhood pub alone. Ask any woman who’s tried to bring a pram on to a bus, breastfeed in a park, or go for a jog at night. She intuitively understands the message the city sends her: this place is not for you. … [Read more...] about ‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist?
BBC2’S Disability And Me, Alex Brooker, fretting about disability jokes on The Last Leg, admits: “My big fear is, is it funny?” So let me put your mind at rest, Alex. It’s not. … [Read more...] about I’ve found the worst TV show of lockdown… Celebrity Snoop Dogs is a load of appawling poop
Abortion"As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I'm pro-life. I'm totally against abortion, having to do with Planned Parenthood. But millions of millions of women - cervical cancer, breast cancer - are helped by Planned Parenthood. So you can say whatever you want, but they have millions of women going through Planned Parenthood that are helped greatly. And I wouldn't fund it. I would defund it because of the abortion factor, which they say is 3%." (February, 2016) … [Read more...] about The world according to Donald Trump: 14 burning issues
24. When They See Us This four-part series starring Asante Blackk and Jharrel Jerome is based on the events of the April 19, 1989, Central Park jogger case and explores the lives of the five suspects who were falsely prosecuted on charges related to the sexual assault of a female victim, and of their families. … [Read more...] about The 70 best Netflix series to watch right now