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Over 1,000 Boston protesters show up for people in prison: “We see you.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South Bay House of Correction, where they chanted, “We see you” and “Black lives matter.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South ...

Photo of the Day: Indian students protest police brutality and sexual violence

Students at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India have been protesting for nearly a month now after a female student was sexually assaulted. Fellow students’ peaceful protest against the inaction of the university authorities and demands for an independent investigation were met with a brutal police crackdown that sent several students to the hospital. This past weekend, tens of thousands of people marched to protest the police violence. While the government has begun an inquiry into the assault, students are continuing their boycott until the school’s vice chancellor resigns.

You can stay updated by following the  hashtag on Twitter.

Students at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India have been protesting for nearly a month now after a female student was sexually assaulted. Fellow students’ peaceful protest against the inaction of the university authorities and demands for an ...

Guest post: Notes from a nude photo revolutionary

This is a guest post from Saskia Vogel. Vogel has worked as an art model, an editor for an adult entertainment news magazine, a reporter on all things fruit and vegetables, and all the other gigs one takes while writing. She is now the publicist for Granta magazine and is working on a memoir exploring sex and society. She blogs at saskiavogel.com.

Last November Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, an Egyptian blogger, posted a nude photo of herself on her blog, as Islamists were securing power in Egypt. She tweeted the photo with the tag #NudePhotoRevolutionary. Elmahdy and her boyfriend were subsequently criminally charged with “violating morals, inciting indecency and insulting Islam.”

On 8 March 2012, I joined thirteen other women to stand in solidarity with Elmahdy as part of ...

This is a guest post from Saskia Vogel. Vogel has worked as an art model, an editor for an adult entertainment news magazine, a reporter on all things fruit and vegetables, and all the other gigs one takes while writing. She is now ...

This Week: Protest Health and Human Services Decision to Restrict Morning-After Pill Access

This Thursday, New York Women’s Liberation has organized an action in NYC to protest the Health & Human Services (HHS) decision to restrict morning-after pill (emergency contraception or EC) access.

You’ll remember that  Kathleen Sebelius and the administration killed our hopes that the decade-long political debacle around EC was finally coming to a close by refusing to allow EC to be available over-the-counter. Read her statement here, and the FDA’s unprecedented statement opposing the decision here. Since then, feminists and women’s health advocates decried the decision as putting politics over science and health. The pill is currently only available without a doctor’s prescription to women ages 17 and older, and is kept ...

This Thursday, New York Women’s Liberation has organized an action in NYC to protest the Health & Human Services (HHS) decision to restrict morning-after pill (emergency contraception or EC) access.

You’ll remember that  Kathleen Sebelius ...

Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality

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Yesterday, several thousand women marched through Cairo in what historians described as the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history.

From the AP:

Around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo demanding Egypt’s ruling military step down Tuesday in an unprecedented show of outrage over soldiers who dragged women by the hair and stomped on them, and stripped one half-naked in the street during a fierce crackdown on activists the past week.

The dramatic protest, which grew as the women marched from Tahrir Square through downtown, was fueled by the widely circulated images of abuses of women. Many of the marchers touted the photo of the young woman whose clothes were partially pulled off by troops, baring her down ...

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Yesterday, several thousand women marched through Cairo in what historians described as the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history.

From the AP:

Around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo demanding Egypt’s ruling military ...

Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality

[Video via]

Yesterday, several thousand women marched through Cairo in what historians described as the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history.

From the AP:

Around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo demanding Egypt’s ruling military step down Tuesday in an unprecedented show of outrage over soldiers who dragged women by the hair and stomped on them, and stripped one half-naked in the street during a fierce crackdown on activists the past week.

The dramatic protest, which grew as the women marched from Tahrir Square through downtown, was fueled by the widely circulated images of abuses of women. Many of the marchers touted the photo of the young woman whose clothes were partially pulled off by troops, baring her down ...

[Video via]

Yesterday, several thousand women marched through Cairo in what historians described as the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history.

From the AP:

Around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo demanding Egypt’s ruling military ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: “Protester of the Year” Edition

Time magazine has named the “collective protester around the world” as its person of the year. The magazine goes on the newsstands Friday, and interestingly, amazingly, beautifully, the  cover photo is of a female Arab protester.

I’m thrilled to see the Arab Spring, and to a lesser extent, related protests around the world including Occupy Wall Street, honored and acknowledged in this way. It’s so rare for the grassroots origins of social change to be celebrated in large, powerful media spaces like this. And the street protesters of today deserve it!! They are working so hard, and sacrificing so much, in the name of social change.

Time managing editor Richard Stengel seemed to agree in an interview he gave to ...

Time magazine has named the “collective protester around the world” as its person of the year. The magazine goes on the newsstands Friday, and interestingly, amazingly, beautifully, the  cover photo is of a female ...

Quick Hit: Mona Eltahawy talks about being sexually assaulted and beaten by Egyptian police

Last Wednesday, Twitter erupted with the news that Eqyptian-American feminist journalist Mona Eltahawy was being beaten, sexually assaulted, and detained for 12 hours by Eqyptian security forces.

Back from Cairo, with her broken arms in casts, she spoke to Democracy Now about the assault, the recent clashes between protestors and police that have left 40 people killed and thousands injured, and the significance of yesterday’s first parlimentary elections.

Here’s what she had to say about the ongoing battle women face in the revolution:

Women are fighting. We’re kicking and screaming and shouting. Women have been part of this revolution from the very beginning. And women are demanding that whoever wins these elections, whoever gets the parliamentary majority, recognizes ...

Last Wednesday, Twitter erupted with the news that Eqyptian-American feminist journalist Mona Eltahawy was being beaten, sexually assaulted, and detained for 12 hours by Eqyptian security forces.

Back from Cairo, with her broken arms in ...

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