Category Archive: Women

Anila’s Christmas Message 2017

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

The movement of women is no longer linear; it is intersectional

This year, I speed-mentored schoolgirls on The London Eye as a UK Mentor for the UN’s International Day of the Girl.  Organised by Women of the World at the Southbank Centre in London,… Continue reading

Can women have it all if they get up an hour earlier?

The Debate Show on Sky News posed the question ‘can women have it all if they get up earlier?’ after the publication of Samantha Ettus’ book ‘The Pie Life’ in which she advises… Continue reading

International Women’s Day

Have you been harassed? WE will put a stop to it

Today is 1st March where the hashtags #ZeroDiscrimination and #ZeroTolerance are trending. It is also a time when statistics show us that one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every… Continue reading

Women who are fat or too skinny should not be on TV

This weekend, the women of television show The X Factor came under the spotlight, but not in relation to music. Host Caroline Flack was inundated with cruel jibes about her appearance and weight… Continue reading

Is being heterosexual out fashion?

In June, more than 26 million people placed a rainbow flag over their Facebook profile pictures to ‘celebrate’ Pride and show their support of same-sex marriage. Also in June, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known… Continue reading

Caitlyn Jenner should make us all think of gender differently

Transgender Olympic champion, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, revealed her true self on the front cover of Vanity Fair. Coming out of surgery as Caitlyn, she has been the topic of discussion on… Continue reading

Let’s protect the female foetus and women

As an advocate of women’s rights, it is outrageous that various groups and individuals have spoken out against tightening laws on gender-based abortions. Today, MPs will vote on whether to amend the serious… Continue reading

Fifty Shades Film Review and Self-Reflection

It has been a long love affair that came to a head on Valentine’s Day. It was during my Master’s in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick when I first dipped… Continue reading

A Barbie bus but where are all the Kens?

Before a baby has even popped out of the womb, we identify it as a ‘boy’ or ‘girl’. When a baby is born, many dress a girl in pink and a boy in… Continue reading

What should feminism be demanding from the General Election?

Since the General Election campaigns began, we have heard a lot on immigration, debates about whether UKIP leader Nigel Farage and his party have any substance, and jokes regarding Ed Miliband forgetting half… Continue reading

Public breastfeeding is a pivotal part of the revolution of women

Why, when Kim Kardashian went viral with nude pictures, are people uncomfortable with breastfeeding? This week, Claridges sparked controversy by telling Louise Burns, 35, to breastfeed under a cloth. On this topic, UKIP… Continue reading

Yes Gemma Collins, we should ‘thank god for machines’

I’ve always been wary of technology. That is until I heard of the roti-making machine – switching off sexism with an ‘on’ button. In I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, reality… Continue reading

Let Blanc in or ban him?

‘Make Girls BEG To Sleep With You After SHORT-CIRCUITING Their Emotional And Logical Mind Into A Million Reasons Why They Should.’ I don’t know if I should be happy Julien Blanc capitalised the word ‘Girls’… Continue reading

Emma Watson nudes will be pictures of the true face of patriarchy

After running from two men who watched on and made me hyper-aware of my body, Emma Watson’s speech on feminism touched me and many others, I am sure, around the world. But her… Continue reading

Men’s Reproductive Machine

Beyonce’s song lyrics ‘Who Run the World? Girls’ is often chanted by women around the world. But the lyrics are a far representation of reality. With recent statistics revealing a low percentage of… Continue reading

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: Global Summit

We are constantly hearing or reading about women who have been violated. It was therefore encouraging to see masses at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence uniting with the hope and aim… Continue reading

Bring Back Our Girls As part of my dance class, we discuss issues girls face. One of the biggest issues is the right to education so we joined in with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign with the hope… Continue reading

International Women’s Day

Hello everyone! Happy Women’s Day! Here is a video of my talk at Havering’s International Women’s Day. This year, I am dedicating International Women’s Day to my aunt who passed away yesterday after… Continue reading