Tag: Religion

Anne Askew

Anne Askew: dangerous convictions

Poet Claire Askew has composed three powerful new works to her probable 16th century ancestor.

A scholar and a poet too, Anne was the first English woman to demand a divorce, and the only woman on record to be tortured in the Tower of London. Could the men of the rack force Anne to give up her dangerous secrets? Continue reading
Woman wearing niqab.

Dangerous to whom?

The Canadian Government may have thought niqab-wearing women dangerous. Audrey Macklin and Zunera Ishaq disagreed.

The first Dangerous Women Project post considers what it means to be a dangerous woman from several angles. It features two voices in the landmark 2015 court case between a young Muslim woman–Zunera Ishaq–and the Canadian Government. Continue reading