Rahila Gupta is a freelance journalist and writer. Her books include " Enslaved: The New British Slavery ." Follow her on Twitter: @RahilaG . The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely hers. (CNN) We are only three weeks into the invasion of Afrin in Northern Syria by Turkey and their quislings in the Free Syrian Army , a dangerous turn for the Syrian civil war, and yet it no longer features on our front pages and television news .
Bridget Perrier speaking at Julie Bindel’s book launch. Image: YouTubeProstitution or sex work? Your choice of words gives the game away, marks out where you stand on the issue. Violence against women or just a job? It is a serious battleground for the soul of feminism. Into this contested territory lands Julie Bindel’s well-researched book, The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth.
My friend Mehmet Aksoy, who has died aged 32, was a film-maker, journalist and prominent figure in the Kurdish community in the UK. He was killed in an Isis ambush while documenting the fight between Kurdish forces and Isis in Raqqa in northern Syria.
@bindelj Agreed. Trans issue cutting both ways. Transmen insist on original biology to make language neutral ie people give birth, transwomen dismiss biology as irrelevant. Does mainstream opinion need 'men' to normalise periods to make it less 'taboo'?
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Selecting a term
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