Trolling, social media & super-powers

This week I wrote for the Independent on the ‘super-powers’ that social media give to us; namely the ability to act as though we were invisible. This piece explores trolling, morality and anonymity. Sir John Pendry has received the Institute of Physics’ most prestigious award for his work on an “invisibility cloak”. Such news makes my […]

Are Women Equal Yet?

Today is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration falling on 8th March and dating back to the early 1900s when women campaigned for the right to vote and receive equal pay. Equality continues to be a hot topic today, especially for those who are aware of how far the pendulum still needs to swing, to […]

Christian feminism is not an oxymoron

“Jesus was a feminist and so am I”. This is a phrase I use a lot when I deliver seminars on feminism and gender equality. It’s interesting to see the reaction I get when I use that phrase in front of a religious audience. It seems to have polar effects, especially among Christians. Some Christians […]

Women silenced & trolled in online religious settings

As you’ll know if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, I’m a big believer in the power of social media to give each of us a voice.  On a global scale many do not have access to these technologies, so it’s crucial within in debate on this topic to remember that the Internet […]