Victory for women’s rights in India
This week India’s supreme court ruled that an Islamic practice permitting men to instantly divorce their wives has been declared unconstitutional. The ’triple talaq’ permitted men to instantly divorce their wives by pronouncing the word “divorce” three times – face to face, by letter, telephone, text message, WhatsApp or Skype, leaving the women penniless and without alimony or compensation.
Following the court case, the triple talaq was ruled “un-Islamic, arbitrary and unconstitutional” and the law has now been suspended.
“It is a historic victory for Muslim women, something we have been working for for 10 years”.
Supreme Court: panoramio.com
Happy Ladies: Adam Cohn/Flickr
The Great British Bake Off Returns
Ok non-UK residents may have no-idea what we are talking about, but this is all you need to know – the ultimate baking battle where amateur baking fans blow us away with their sweet and savoury creations. We’re talking a giant lions face made from bread, windmills made from biscuits and a full Colosseum make from gingerbread cake.
Note to any newcomers… this show makes you hungry so make sure you have a pack of biscuits to hand!
Tuesday 29th August, 8pm on Channel 4
Image Credits – Cake: GBBO / Group: Channel 4 / Lion Cake: BBC One
Mermaid Inspired Tee
With a little crop action and double shells on the front, we love this cute tee from Zealous. I mean who doesn’t want to channel our number one mermaid Ariel!
Zealous Beach Bum Crop Top, £22
**HOW NOT TO WEAR!!**
Aluna Coconut Rum
Our beverage choice of the summer is Aluna Coconut Rum, a sublime blend of rums from Guatemala and the Caribbean with natural toasted coconut flavours. High in flavour, lower in sugar and mega yummy.
Image credits: Top: Checkered Photography | Middle: Lizzie Churchill | Bottom: Jolly Thompson