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

TweetStudents 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 [...]
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Guest post: Notes from a nude photo revolutionary

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

Tweet 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 [...]
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Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality

Tweet [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 [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: “Protester of the Year” Edition

TweetTime 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 [...]
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