The fashion industry is hardly known for its respect for children and decency but the recent Balenciaga saga takes it to a new level. For those unfamiliar with the Spanish-founded, now French, fashion house responsible for T-shirts that will set you back a tidy A$895 and high-heel Crocs (for about the same price), Balenciaga is […]
I was born into an activist family. I am not afraid of standing up for my views and being in the minority. For many years, I have fought for LGBTQIA rights and been dismissed or attacked for it but I have always openly fought for what I believe in. Until now… I find myself in […]
After the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’, will the US follow Spain down the ‘disrespect for marriage’ rabbit hole?
The Respect for Marriage Act has sailed through the US Senate, amidst great jubilation. Twelve Republicans, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, voted with Democrats to pass the legislation by a vote of 61-36. Now it goes to the lame-duck House of Representatives, where it is certain to pass. This will be one of President […]
On November 16, the bipartisan and bicameral US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) released its yearly report for 2022. The Commission’s reports always offer useful overviews of the state of human rights in China, and the 2022 document is no exception. It discusses the increasing prevalence of surveillance of everything and everybody, the crackdown on […]