Amy Hopkins: Inspiring Women Through Health and Fitness

In the last four years, Amy Hopkins has revolutionised how Women’s Health functions as a magazine and media outlet, and as a brand in general. Amy Codrington sat down with Hopkins to discuss her passion for connecting with people, which has been evident in all the work she has done, both personally and as the Women’s Health Managing Editor. 

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Sexual Diversity in Islam: Implications of Islamic Law

Islamic law, or sharia, is binding in countries where Islam is the majority religion, but in South Africa, as a minority religion the law plays a different role. However, in terms of queer studies and LGBTQ+ Muslims in South Africa, the law still holds weight.

Dr. Nadeem Mahomed, a post-doctoral scholar at UCT, addresses students and faculty members about an academic paper he has been working on that looks at the legal implications of same-sex relationships in Islam. His presentation questioned the critiques around sexual diversity within the Islamic tradition, at a global scale, as well as the “representation of the law as an individualistic enterprise disconnected from past precedent”.

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Game of Thrones: Female Empowerment and Intersectional Feminism?

As the highest grossing show in television history, Game of Thrones certainly has standards to live up to. The new season is taking the world by fire (and blood) and the number of people, globally, who are avidly awaiting the outcome of the final episodes, is in the millions. Why then, with such a wide-reaching, international audience, is Game of Thrones so white?

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UMC Gives Up Love and Inclusion for Lent

The ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy strengthened

The period of Lent has just begun in the Christian calendar and with it comes the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) vote to strengthen its opposition to same-sex marriage and the appointment of queer clergy members. The vote took place on 26 February at the UMC 2019 General Conference in St Louis, USA, with 438 delegates voting to strengthen the church’s ban on same-sex marriage versus the 384 delegates who voted against the ban.

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