Posts Tagged Afghanistan

Weekly Feminist Reader

Afghan Cyclesthe first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women at work.

On Hillary’s future: “women’s worth has never been assessed based on easily calculable, publicly available statistics, like innings pitched or bills passed.”

A small victory for native women: updates on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Afghan Cyclesthe first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Last night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills.

A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated as as national security issue.

Radio host Pete Santilli says Hilary Clinton needs to be “shot in the vagina.”

A proposed law to protect Afghan women was blocked by opponents.

This guy wants the government to pay women to date him.

On not being a “good” trans woman.

The Pentagon has established a process for trans vets to choose the gender listed in their records.

“Jokes can… validate prejudicial viewers and consumers in a way that defenders ...

Last night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills.

A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

An epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan.

Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site.

The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.

Jessica on why Zerlina’s stance against rape as natural and inevitable is so important.

After you’ve read that, thank Zerlina for her work.

A Twitter conversation with the FLOTUS attracts enough bigotry to make you sick.

A bunch of important ladies talk about “having it all” on CNN.

A great take from xoJane on rape culture and Sunday’s Girls.

I think the word you were looking for is “protest,” not “riot,” to describe the Brooklyn ...

An epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan.

Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site.

The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.

Jessica ...

Afghan women’s affairs official assassinated on her way to work

Yesterday, Najia Sediqi, the head of women’s affairs for a local province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot to death on her way to work.

This is part of a systematic effort to intimidate high-profile female officials. Just a few months ago, Sediqi’s predecessor died in a car bomb attack attributed to the Taliban. Sediqi had repeatedly requested police protection but to no avail. “There is only one reason behind killing women: to prevent women from working in the government,” explains a local representative.

Today, the UN released a report on the state of Afghan women’s rights. It found the country still has a long way to go in implementing the groundbreaking 2009 Law on Elimination of Violence against Women–which criminalized child marriage, selling and buying ...

Yesterday, Najia Sediqi, the head of women’s affairs for a local province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot to death on her way to work.

This is part of a systematic effort to intimidate high-profile female officials. Just a few ...

What We Missed

Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be found not-guilty.

The New York Times editorial board on what could happen to the women of Afghanistan when American troops leave.

Be a Super Hero and support  Women, Action & the Media (WAM!), which is raising funds to build a grassroots direct-action network dedicated to creating gender justice in media at all levels, including ownership, employment, representation and access.

Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.

In a surprise to nobody anywhere, Jan Brewer tries to block immigrants’ rights.

Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be ...

The truth about our wars

Ron Paul is a massive racist. I am absolutely not OK with that. Many of his views are incredibly dangerous. He should never ever ever be president.

I am also disgusted by the role of Super PACs in our political landscape. Citizens United was a terrible ruling from a Supreme Court that’s just as much in the pockets of big money as Congress and the White House. Super PACs are already making the Republican primary completely ridiculous, and I am not OK with that.

And you must watch this ad. It’s over the top, like all the political ads I’ve seen lately. But it delivers a message that is not just about the messenger. And it needs to be ...

Ron Paul is a massive racist. I am absolutely not OK with that. Many of his views are incredibly dangerous. He should never ever ever be president.

I am also disgusted by the role of Super ...

What We Missed

Cain tries to clarify his stance on choice by saying he’d sign a “pro-life” constitutional amendment — except presidents don’t sign constitutional amendments.

Jill on Steven Greenstreet, the dude who created the video, “Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street,” who proves he’s totally not a misogynist by making rape jokes.

Secretary Clinton says she won’t support any peace agreement that doesn’t ensure the rights of Afghan women.

The New York Times on the importance of Democracy Now.

Cain tries to clarify his stance on choice by saying he’d sign a “pro-life” constitutional amendment — except presidents don’t sign constitutional amendments.

Jill on Steven Greenstreet, the dude who created the video, “Hot Chicks of ...

Aghan women fight for safe streets

About two dozen young women took to the streets yesterday in Kabul Afghanistan to protest street harassment. Their demands were similar to those fighting against street harassment worldwide–that women should be able to feel safe anywhere they go and that women shouldn’t have to be afraid just walking down the street. They believe, rightfully, that street harassment exists to keep women scared, complacent and out of the public sphere.

“The idea behind street harassment is that women should not be out of their houses,” said organizer Noor Jahan Akbar, 19, founder of rights group Young Women for Change.

“We want to fight that mentality because we believe that these streets belong to us as much as they belong to the men of this ...

About two dozen young women took to the streets yesterday in Kabul Afghanistan to protest street harassment. Their demands were similar to those fighting against street harassment worldwide–that women should be able to feel safe anywhere they go ...

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