… as soon as you have high levels of fear, the risk of scapegoating becomes very real.

Once again Helena Kennedy, in Third Way Jan./Feb. 2013

Feeling uncertain

… feeling uncertain is sometimes the most fruitful way of being.

Helena Kennedy, in Third Way Jan./Feb. 2013

(And yes, I’m a bit behind in my reading of this magazine.)

To choose freely

What all women deserve is to be able to choose freely the lives they want to lead, free of oppression and exploitation, filled with opportunity to be who they want to be. It is all about human rights.

Having shared the key aims of feminism and explored feminist-critical interpretation of the Bible for a number of years, I am continuing to enjoy Fifty Shades of Feminism. As already said, the contributions are short, but what makes them interesting for me is at least partly the fact that they have been written by such a diverse group of women.

The quote above is from a contribution by Helena Kennedy, who, as a barrister, Labour member of the House of Lords and an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, also has interesting things to say about how the law, having traditionally been made by men, has dealt with the world from a male perspective.

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