The fetus in American body politic
Stephanie Sy-Quia

The fetus in American body politic

The promise of happiness’s pursuit is sustainable only through deferral. This deferral is enacted through the magical, punitive phrase ‘for our children’: our entire society is held in the custody of the perpetually unborn. The promise of eventual happiness yawns out over the horizon: linear, vectoral; leaving us behind. In his queer polemic No Future, Lee … Continue reading

Women Who Rocked in 2013: Activism, Politics and Law
Carl Hinnrichs / Ella / Lily Tomkins

Women Who Rocked in 2013: Activism, Politics and Law

ACTIVISM/POLITICS Hakima Hasan Motlaq  Along with other women in the village of Asira al-Qibliya (14km south of Nablus in the West Bank), Hakima Hasan Motlaq established a community resource centre in January 2013, calling the project Retaj. As she herself said “Our main aim is the empowerment of women across many fields; education, culture, and … Continue reading

The F Word: Not Dead
Eleanor Doward

The F Word: Not Dead

Whenever I dare bring up the dreaded F word with my friends, I often get variations of the same response.* My ex-boyfriend’s response is one that particularly springs to mind; he claimed he didn’t understand why women were still ‘complaining’ because, as he so eloquently put it, ‘you’ve all got the vote, right?’ And this … Continue reading