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Quick Hit: Indian Feminists Respond to Porn Ban

Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these two categories are not mutually exclusive)?
Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these ...
Beijing DV

China, Previous Paradise for Perpetrators, Must Address Domestic Violence Better

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

*Trigger warning: domestic violence and sexual assault*

The first rule of domestic violence in China is don’t talk about domestic violence in China. Victims face “fear and shame” when they speak out within”a culture that denies there is a problem,” as Kim Lee, an American advocate who was married to an abusive Chinese partner, told the New York Times.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

*Trigger warning: domestic violence and sexual assault*

The first rule of domestic violence in China is don’t talk about domestic violence in China. Victims face “fear and ...

Anti Muslim Attacks

Report finds 80 percent of anti-Muslim attacks in France are against women

A few days ago, Germany’s highest court finally struck down a state law that had banned women from wearing headscarves in classrooms. But the decision, a victory after more than a decade of legal and public debate, is sadly an isolated sign of optimism within an increasingly bleak picture of Western countries marginalizing Muslim women for the way they dress. 

A few days ago, Germany’s highest court finally struck down a state law that had banned women from wearing headscarves in classrooms. But the decision, a victory after more than a decade of legal and public ...

Li (left) and Wei (right) dress up in bloodstained wedding gowns to raise awareness

on domestic violence in China. Their signs: “Why are you still silent about intimate 

violence around you?” and “Love is not an excuse for violence”. (Source: artintern.net)

Chinese police detain feminist activists ahead of International Women’s Day

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Brace yourself for the irony: #Beijing20 is trending on Twitter in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing (when Hillary Clinton delivered her “women’s rights are human rights” speech.)

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Brace yourself for the irony: #Beijing20 is trending on Twitter in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference ...

Global Dispatch: Ireland’s March for Choice

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View previous  coverage of Savita Halappanavar and abortion in Ireland here and here

The sound of rolling suitcases rumbled from Dublin’s main thoroughfare to the Parliament as abortion rights activists took to the streets in Ireland’s third annual March for Choice on Saturday.

Estimates of the turnout are as high as 5000, more than double last year’s numbers. Having been an activist in this movement for a while- long enough to remember when we got excited about 40 people showing up to a demonstration- it ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View ...

The Feministing Five: Mallika Dutt

Global activist Mallika Dutt is passionately committed to ending violence against women and girls. As she sees it, “Gender violence against women is a human rights issue and it’s the biggest human rights pandemic on this planet. Bar none.  It is imperative that everyone understands their role and place in doing something.”

Since founding Breakthrough, a human rights organization that seeks to end global violence against women and girls, Mallika has been a pioneer on how to use media to spark worldwide change. Breakthrough’s viral videos such as the Bell Bajao and “Be That Guy” campaigns give viewers inspiration on how to take action in their communities. Her organization reaches both the United States and India, implementing a “global ...

Global activist Mallika Dutt is passionately committed to ending violence against women and girls. As she sees it, “Gender violence against women is a human rights issue and it’s the biggest human rights pandemic on this planet. ...

The Savita Effect? How abortion policies really get liberalized

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View previous  coverage of Savita Halappanavar and abortion in Ireland here

At the start of this year, a new law went into effect in Ireland, signaling a small but significant change for access to safe abortion services in Ireland. Before introduction of the law, Ireland had no practicable framework for accessing safe and legal abortions, making these services virtually unobtainable. Introduction of the law was widely reported, particularly in international media, as a reaction by the government to ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View ...

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