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Here Lies the Abyss: Xenophobia and Gender After the Cologne Assaults

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying to rape them; the mass crime, fuelled by alcohol, could have arisen in any number of places in the Western world.

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying ...

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The Feministing Five: Marisa Franco

This week we spoke to Marisa Franco, immigration activist and founder of the Mijente, a new political home for Latinx and Chicanx activists and organizers that will combine online networks and on-the-ground initiatives.

This week we spoke to Marisa Franco, immigration activist and founder of the Mijente, a new political home for Latinx and Chicanx activists and organizers that will combine online networks and on-the-ground initiatives.

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On reclaiming and revisiting my masculinity

As a kid, I must have asked my mom something like five times if I was supposed to be a boy. To me that seemed rational: maybe I was drawn towards action figures and boys’ clothes and sports and video games because it was a surprise that I was a girl. It was a mistake.

But it wasn’t a mistake.

As a kid, I must have asked my mom something like five times if I was supposed to be a boy. To me that seemed rational: maybe I was drawn towards action figures and boys’ clothes and ...

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