Whether or not you stayed up with America last night for an evening of adverts, Lady Gaga, celebrity spotting and, allegedly, some sport, chances are you woke up today to social media feeds and news articles full of Budweiser, Airbnb and Coca Cola. These are the multi-million pound international brands able to part with 5 million dollars for a prime-time advertising slot during the Super Bowl, America’s most-watched television event. They’re also the brands being hailed today as champions of the left for their ‘brave and bold’ challenges to the division and inequality brought to the fore by a Trump presidency. … Read More
Off the back of Donald Trump’s comments about sexual assault and Michelle Obama’s response to them, I was invited to take part in a debate about the extent of and solutions to gender inequality for BBC Ulster. You can listen below: … Read More
Below you can listen to a debate Peninah Thomson (CEO of the Mentoring Foundation) and I took part in for Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’, on whether feminism has focussed too much on women at the top and not enough on those really struggling. … Read More
I wrote something fairly short and to-the-point for The Guardian last week on why it’s unfair and counter-productive to dismiss ‘slacktivism’ as quickly as we often do. I felt like the subject merited a bit more discussion so I’ve posted both the Guardian article and the long, unedited version of my thoughts before I stripped it down for publishing.