Posts Tagged ‘ Goldsmiths ’

Progressive politics in action, Goldsmiths division

Mar 23rd, 2016 4:05 pm | By

Kate Smurthwaite’s show at Goldsmiths was rescheduled and then canceled at the last minute and rescheduled and canceled at the last minute again – and rescheduled again, for this evening. She was bracing for another last minute cancellation but it didn’t come so she did the show

– and this is how they did it this time:

Ok I really didn’t think people were actually such arseholes as this but: after being banned from performing at Goldsmith’s College, then after much discussion invited back, having the show cancelled twice due to rather suspicious problems identified by the SU, a LOT of hard work from Asher and Shaz and the organising group, tonight we finally did the show. We wanted

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Their feminism will be self-centered or it will be bullshit

Dec 6th, 2015 4:18 pm | By

Goldsmiths Feminist Society has its priorities straight. Not long after its statement of solidarity with ISOC (and against ASH and Maryam), it changed its cover photo.

Self Care – that’s what feminism is all about innit. Not solidarity with oppressed women around the globe, but care of the precious beloved self. Not repudiation of misogynist bullying theocratic men, but tender loving concern for the ever-fragile ever-needy Self.

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She knows betrayal when she sees it

Dec 6th, 2015 12:12 pm | By

An #ExMuslimBecause tweet from November 20 and [updated] yesterday:

Ex-Muslims Forum ‏@CEMB_forum Nov 20
Sent to us to tweet anonymously by an #ExMuslim woman who is afraid to speak up openly. #ExMuslimBecause

Ex-Muslim Because:

My Dad, the sheikh said:

“There’s no such thing as rape in marriage, in Islam, you’re a liar.”

When I’d asked him to tell the man he’d married me off to at 17 to stop raping me. My own Dad!

 And the new photo yesterday:

#ExMuslimBecause cultural relativists like @goldfemsoc @lgbtqgold won’t silence us. Message from an #ExMuslim woman.

 Message from a
closeted Ex-Muslim woman
to the people running
Goldsmiths “Feminist Society”
& “LGBTQ Society”.
Via @CEMB Forum

I know betrayal by those who should

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Preserving some comments

Dec 4th, 2015 9:52 am | By

I’m sharing some of the comments on the Goldsmiths LGBTQ+ post, in case they get deleted and because they’re good. I’ll leave the names off even though it’s a public post, in case the people don’t want to be spotlighted that way.


If you can watch that debate and insist poor ISOC were attacked, your community has taken a dishonest stance to shield itself from a bully that ISOC is. This cowardice is why freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and even freedom of sexuality are at risk.

You have taken bullies’ side, and the irony of it could not be made up. The representatives of a society which you defend harassed and tried to silence those

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A deep concern

Nov 30th, 2015 9:19 am | By

A public Facebook post by the Goldsmiths ISOC dated 5 hours ago:

Goldsmiths Islamic Society expresses a deep concern regarding Goldsmiths Atheist, Secular & Humanist society’s event with renowned Islamophobe Maryam Namazie, which is due to be held tonight. Namazie is known to hold very controversial views i.e. labelling the the niqab as a “bin bag” and calling the veil a symbol of “far right Islamism”. She also regularly shares platforms with right wing fascists such as Douglas Murray, of the Henry Jackson Society. We feel that at such a sensitive time for Muslims, where islamophobic attacks have dramatically risen, it is dangerous for such a person to be given a chance to express such bigoted views. We feel such

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