Shappi Khorsandi

@ShappiKhorsandi
Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also the president of the British Humanist Association.

Bravo Zayn Malik for standing up for what you believe in

If we are to move towards a world where the secular voice is heard and not overridden, Malik should now be invited to do a ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4

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We shouldn’t sneer at the idea of men getting postnatal depression

It isn’t the socially accepted norm for new fathers to talk about their feelings, but a world where dads’ groups invaded coffee shops and talked about the sheer terror of it all would help everyone in the end

Rowan Atkinson isn't a racist for what he said about Boris burqa joke

My own family were exiled from Iran because my father made a joke in a newspaper column, but in very different circumstances. And there are times when a burqa joke is genuinely funny – but not in the case of Boris’s

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