Articles by Sylvana Brannon
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Sylvana Brannon

  • Our laws have it all covered... but that's not enough

    Our laws have it all covered... but that's not enough

    A man is brutally shot in the head because he is black. A journalist is blown up because she steps on the wrong toes. Women are killed by their partners when nothing is done after they repeatedly file domestic violence reports with the police.

  • A thinking woman is a scary woman

    A thinking woman is a scary woman

    The idea that a person can have an opinion that is not dictated by the agenda of a political party is unfathomable on this island. Whenever one states an opinion, everyone rushes to decipher the true colour – red or blue – of the opinion as they...

  • Where are the pro-lifers in the migrants' plight?

    Where are the pro-lifers in the migrants' plight?

    The fuss plastered all over Facebook because we are experiencing some cold weather, which is after all a natural phenomenon, is nauseating. Dogs in beds, kittens in blankets, families in their pyjamas cuddled up together in front of fireplaces,...

  • All are equal under the law, but some are more equal than others

    All are equal under the law, but some are more equal than others

    The Delia/De Fremeaux drama was plastered all over local social media over Christmas time, with everyone pushing their own agenda. While I have my own opinions about the Opposition leader – who could potentially be Prime Minister – being accused...

  • Call me 'Lilly' all you want, but...

    Call me 'Lilly' all you want, but...

    Of all the sexual harassment and sexual violence that women endure, I dare say that catcalling ranks very low on the list. Yes, being called "aw ġisem" by a sleaze might irritate or offend, but the damage inflicted on the "victim" most certainly...

  • We are “women”, not “girls”.

    We are “women”, not “girls”.

    There are approximately 177 students in second-year Law this year, 112 of whom (a whopping 63%) are women. I have not yet had the opportunity of acquainting myself with all of them, but most of the ones I have befriended seem insightful, capable,...

  • Life is not a football match

    Life is not a football match

    In his speech at the opening of the forensic year at the Law Courts, Chief Justice Joseph Azzopardi chastised lawyers who open "unnecessary" constitutional cases, going so far as to recommend their disbarment. He further said that final court...

  • Leave that child alone

    Leave that child alone

    'Parental alienation' was first defined by Dr Richard Gardner as a syndrome in which one parent (the alienating parent) teaches the child to reject the other parent (the target parent) via conscious and subconscious techniques like...