Why calls for Londependence display not elitism, but a deep-seated fear

by Joy Goh-Mah Friday’s Brexit result was a devastating blow for London. Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, riding the tube into the city, or just having a hot chocolate in a café, all I have heard for these last two days is an outpouring of shock, disbelief, and finally despair. In the midst of news… Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: I’m Not Your Pretty Little Lotus Flower

Although Media Diversified is on a site break for the month of August while we develop exciting new projects, we still want to continue delivering challenging, insightful content to our readers — so we’ll be going into the archives to bring back some of our most-read articles. Joy Goh-Mah and Rowena Mondiwa’s “I’m Not Your Pretty… Read More

Top Ten Books I’ve Read this Year — A Feminist Perspective

by Joy Goh-Mah As all feminists know, finding things we can enjoy, without reservations, can feel like a nigh impossible task. Once your eyes have been opened to the workings of the patriarchy, all TV shows, video games, films and books seem tarnished. Everyone loves Game of Thrones, but you hate the endless gratuitous violence… Read More

Part One: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority.

PART ONE Editors note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Here are the results: There are a great deal of acronyms and labels used by society to address and refer to people who are not white.… Read More

I’m Not Your Pretty Little Lotus Flower

Rowena’s Story “I love Asian women!” “Asian women are so hot.” “Japan, Korea, China?” “Asian women know how to treat a man!” Do any of these phrases sound familiar to you? If they do, congratulations. You’ve come across (or you are) a man — probably white — with so-called “Yellow Fever”. As an Asian woman living… Read More

Sport and Objectification

What Does Physical Attractiveness Have To Do With Sport? by Joy Goh-Mah Picture the following scenes. It’s November 2012, and President Obama has just won the US election. Amid the celebrations, keyboard warriors take to social media to comment, “Obama? President? What a joke, he can’t tap dance at all.” Or perhaps a group of… Read More