Topic is Fat Acceptance - FA is a movement (often feminist-identified) that criticises the misconception that fat is unhealthy and challenges the idea that shaming and policing of fat people's bodies and lives is acceptable (and the shaming & policing of anyone's bodies for that matter).
This statement is to clarify events surrounding the “Pack a Scrum of Solidarity” event at The Casa, Liverpool, held on 2nd November to raise funds for the family of Chelsea Manning. AWOL is amongst the many and varied organisations that have been falsely credited with organising this action. We were not involved as an organisation, though […]
Please note: the post Martin Smith Given PhD Place at Liverpool Hope University, posted on the 21st October 2013, is a guest post, which we at AWOL are happy to host but did not write. Contrary to many assumptions, AWOL did not initiate, and does not control, the Delta Removals campaign, though again we are […]
*Trigger Warning – mentions of rape, sexual harassment and explanations of victim blaming & survivor shaming* The following quote is what the dean of students felt the need to tell all current Liverpool Hope students presumably in light of recent news that Martin Smith (aka ‘Comrade Delta’) has been given a funded PhD […]
*Trigger warning- rape and sexual harassment.* It has come to our attention that Martin Smith – who resigned from the Socialist Workers Party following rape and sexual harassment allegations – is now based in the Social Work department at Liverpool Hope University. The accusations against Smith were covered up by an internal investigation from the […]
I’ll start from the premise that anybody who’s got as far as reading this had no particular love for Margaret Thatcher. If this doesn’t apply to you, this article will not help. You’re on the wrong blog. Go away now. Bye bye. Yesterday, today and probably for the next week or so, people are sharing […]
Trigger-warning: post deals with issues of rape apologism and paraphrases and links to examples. Yes, Assange is back in the news, and once again the lefty twitfacesphere is earnestly asking itself whether you should fight to prevent a rapist from being extradited to face questioning for rape, if he thinks he might end up extradited […]
This is a guest post is from Hannah Ryan. As the ConDem agenda pushes into overdrive, women are in the frontline of ‘austerity measures’. The Government tell us deficit reduction is essential to keep us afloat, achievable only through cutting spending and increasing taxes (though not for the rich or corporate sector). Labour would have […]