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Female Genital Cutting Can End In A Generation

Female Genital Cutting Can End In A Generation

Backbencher April 3, 2014 0

  Female genital cutting (FGC) affects 125 million women and girls worldwide. 30 million girls are at risk of undergoing FGC in the next ten years. FGC is a harmful practice involving full or

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The Con Of Britishness

The Con Of Britishness

Backbencher February 27, 2014 2

The idea of Britishness is intrinsically linked to empire. That red white and blue flag slowly flutters in the mid afternoon wind, currently flown all across the world, from Canada to Jamaica, to Kenya, to South

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Lifting The Veil

Lifting The Veil

Backbencher September 20, 2013 4

Does the right to wear what you want trump the right to see who you’re dealing with? The arguments for and against bannig the wearing of the Niqab This week’s constant debate over the

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The Merits of Political News

The Merits of Political News

Backbencher July 16, 2013 0

(Photo courtesy of NS Newsflash) Conor Hamilton inadvertently promotes The Backbencher by stressing the importance of political news. One of the things I am most often asked by school friends, and occasionally by my

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Dismantling The Rape Culture

Backbencher June 21, 2013 0

How dismantling the rape culture can help free us sexually and combat both misogyny and misandry The term ‘rape culture’ originated among feminists in the 1970s to refer to the presence of cultural norms

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The Islamist Objection – Absolutist, Not Specific

Michael St George May 24, 2013 0

Whenever an Islam-linked – and I use that expression in the loosest-possible sense – terrorist atrocity occurs, like that involving the barbaric murder of an off-duty soldier in Woolwich two days ago, among its

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Rhagoriaeth i bawb – or possibly not

Michael St George February 22, 2013 1

Wales is doing its schoolchildren a disservice by insisting on educating them in Welsh. On 7th February, Leanne Wood, the unashamedly leftist leader of the Welsh Nationalist Plaid Cymru party, appeared on BBC2’s Daily

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Open Your Mind and Open The Borders

Open Your Mind and Open The Borders

Olly Neville January 15, 2013 12

The debate on immigration has not been properly held in Britain, as a consequence there are so many misconceptions about lazy, job stealing, benefit taking immigrants that constructive debate is often near impossible. In

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Think about this: Every 21 minutes a rape occurs in India.

Think about this: Every 21 minutes a rape occurs in India.

Margot Parker January 7, 2013 3

  The tragic attack on a 23 year old woman who was savagely beaten and raped by a group of men on a Delhi bus, on December 16th last year, has filled many with justified revulsion.

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The One Cut Libertarians Should Oppose: Infant Circumcision

The One Cut Libertarians Should Oppose: Infant Circumcision

Lee Jenkins December 20, 2012 37

  As libertarianism gains prominence, so the definition of it will broaden, in the same way that anybody vaguely Left Wing can call themselves a socialist. But for the uninitiated, libertarianism is a world

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