On the 9th February 2017, I had an idea. I’d been thinking a lot about communities – both online and offline – and it struck me that there were few places I could go to talk about activism. I don’t just mean the odd Twitter thread here or there, I mean really talk about activism. There was nowhere I could go to talk about how scared I was, how tired I was, how desperate I was to change the world. Nowhere to go for support AND practical ways to fight the terrifying rise of fascist and alt-right rhetoric and politics. So on the 9th February 2017, I had an idea. I had an idea for the Anti-Fascist Babe Club. While sat on the train for my morning commute, I scribbled down a rush of ideas and thoughts for the community I was so desperately seeking. On 13th March 2017, the…

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We’re one month into the Trump administration and the world is looking scarier than ever. Transgender children are losing rights. Immigrants are being banned. Healthcare is being rescinded even further. America, to put it bluntly, is on fire. And no one’s quite sure how to put the blaze out. Impeaching Trump is the obvious answer. Hell, it’s the answer I’ve been clamouring for since the man was elected in November. I’ve signed petitions, supported my pals in America in their #NotMyPresident marches. Donated to organisations that are trying to sue Trump. You name it, I’ve done it. But impeaching Trump probably isn’t the answer. At least, it’s not the whole answer. See, one of two things will happen if Trump is impeached. His supporters will get angry. Violently angry. They’ll refuse to accept the decision – and they’ll take to the streets with guns and fire His supporters will lose…

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In the aftermath of President Trump’s abhorrent Muslim Ban, #DeleteUber trended on Twitter because of Uber’s attempt to profit from the protests at JFK airport. Thousands upon thousands of people expressed their disgust at the taxi company, and vowed never to use them again. A few days later, Uber’s CEO stepped down from the Trump advisory council, proving once again that boycotting things does work. At the same time, the internet went mad over the trailer for the new Beauty and the Beast live action remake, despite the fact that Disney’s CEO is also a member of Trump’s advisory committee. Apparently, people only want to boycott companies with an association with Trump when it suits them. The relationship between art and the artist is an issue that comes up time and time again. Every time Woody Allen gets nominated for an award, Twitter reminds people that he is a sexual…

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In case you hadn’t noticed, the world is falling apart. The President of the United States is literally following in the footsteps of Hitler as we speak. People are being deported and detained. Rights are being systematically stripped. I mean, Trump bloody fired the acting ATTORNEY GENERAL cos she told him he was breaking the constitution. And yet some bloggers would rather talk about lipstick. I get it. People need to escape. The world is terrifying right now, and sometimes you gotta switch your brain off. That’s fine. That’s necessary even. Escapism is important and valuable and definitely needed. But do you know what’s not fine? Having thousands upon thousands of followers hanging on your every word and refusing to speak up at all. See, as bloggers – no matter how big or small – we’re privileged. We have audiences who listen to what we have to say. Some of…

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Tomorrow, Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated as the President of the United States. Yup. That’s right. A racist Oompa Loompa with a Twitter addiction is going to officially be in charge of one of the most powerful countries in the world. If that doesn’t fill you with dread, then I don’t know what will. The inauguration of Donald Trump will undoubtedly be a turning point in history. The kind of turning point that history students will write dissertations about in years to come. We’re already seeing the far-right rise again across Western Europe (ahem, Brexit), and Donald Trump’s presidency is only going to fill those fascists and their followers with more confidence. It is, therefore, more important than ever for liberals and lefties (and even non-fascist conservatives) to stand up against these tyrants. And no, I don’t think tyrant is too strong a word. Changing the world and dismantling…

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