Author: Anne Marie Waters
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters reports on an event, held on 4 February, organised by the Cutting Edge Consortium, a group which campaigns against homophobia in religion, and looks at how far religious belief should be, and is being, accommodated in employment and public life.
Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Using the language of freedom, Islamists are turning back the clock on women's human rights. Segregation in universities is just another example, argues Anne Marie Waters.
Posted: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Baroness Warsi's partnership with the OIC means it is only a matter of time before we are completely silenced in the name of religious freedom, argues Anne Marie Waters
Posted: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Concordats are a little known tool of the Vatican to impose its dogma in to the public square. They are anti-democratic and anti-secular and, as Anne Marie Waters argues, are having a serious impact on the safety and health of millions of women.
Posted: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Just because a woman chooses the niqab does not make the niqab ok – it remains a tool of subjugation and suppression, argues Anne Marie Waters.
Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that stoning is very much a part of Islamic sharia law, and needs to be named and shamed.
Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Women's rights are being ignored and side-stepped under the guise of 'culture', 'tradition' and religion, argues Anne Marie Waters.
Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that when there is a clash between the rights and dignity of women and religious or cultural sensitivities, women always lose.
Posted: Thu, 09 May 2013 by Anne Marie Waters
Secularism does not control belief; it keeps religious oppressors away from power and, most importantly, keeps women safe and free from these oppressors.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
It's official – raping children is wrong. Sometimes. It depends on the colour (sorry "culture") of the child being raped. Welcome to post-racism Europe.
Posted: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that when it comes to freedom, prosperity and liberty, the men-who-live-in-palaces have got some serious questions to answer.
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
So, the Olympics has come and gone and it's been a triumph; our athletes have done us proud and the UK has a whole new raft of sporting heroes and heroines. But that's not all – Saudi Arabia got off the hook, misogyny has been normalised, and multiculturalism has been disingenuously defended … all in a few short weeks.
Posted: Mon, 06 Aug 2012 by By Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that the burka runs counter to democratic values and norms because it designates women a different and separate existence. Should the choice to cause this harm should be restricted?
Posted: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
Forced marriage is to become a criminal offence. I am tempted to think progress is being made and that many young girls will now be saved from a life of rape and servitude. I'm afraid I remain somewhat sceptical however, because laws mean nothing if they are not enforced.
Posted: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
An overview of a talk given to a Religious Discrimination and Symbolism workshop. The issue of religious discrimination — including with regard to religious symbolism and expression — is very current, and very popular.
Posted: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie-Waters says that the doctrine of multiculturalism prevents criticism of the most appalling actions if the people committing them happen to not be white.
Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
Anne Marie Waters argues that concerns over 'islamophobia' means truth and fair comment is under attack.
Posted: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 by Anne Marie Waters
Some white middle class feminists are letting down Muslim women. Anne Marie Waters is skeptical about the wonderful woman-friendly version of sharia law.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 by Ann Marie Waters
Ann Marie Waters' account of how her talk on sharia and human rights at Queen Mary College, London was cancelled at the last moment because of an Islamist who made serious threats against everyone there.