I missed the episode of Downton Abbey when sweet Anna, maid to Lady Mary Crawley was brutally raped by a visiting valet called Mr Green. Audiences were understandably distressed and Downton fans accused the writers of using a sexual assault to ‘spice up’ the show. But I suspect there’s much more to come now that Mr Bates, Anna’s husband knows about the rape and is plotting […]
As many as 700,000 Australian workers now have access to paid domestic violence leave and many more are poised to get it. This world-first workplace initiative is attracting keen interest from overseas and according to Ludo McFerran, a campaigner against family violence, Australia is being applauded for it. I have a real problem with domestic violence being treated in this manner.
According to Karma Nabulsi, although the recent breathtaking demonstrations from Jordan to Yemen- the Arab Spring uprisings were a sign of dramatic revolutionary change, in occupied Palestine things appear much the same.
‘Social media is just the latest in a long line of technologies that have been driving profound changes in civil society,’ claims Isobel Coleman, one of the 30 contributors to The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights.