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

TweetLast 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 [...]
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Public health crusaders: Japanese women take the capital

TweetHundreds of Japanese women have been holding a sit in on the steps of the  of the Japanese capital demanding  that their government provide better relief for some 30,000 children exposed to nuclear radiation by the Fukushima meltdown. “Official recovery policy focuses on decontamination rather than protecting the health of those most vulnerable – children [...]
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Guest post: My hope for #occupy wall street

TweetThis guest blog post comes to you courtesy of Allison Burtch, a researcher and writer currently residing in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter! By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about Occupy Wall Street. Inspired by Adbuster’s call for action in July, protesters have occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York [...]
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With great passion comes deep ambivalence: Saturday’s SlutWalk and me

Tweet This Saturday October 1st, SlutWalk hits New York City. I’ve been following the SlutWalk movement for awhile now. Back in April I had the opportunity to interview the original SlutWalk Toronto founders. I’ve also written previously about my involvement with some of the SlutWalk NYC organizing efforts, and my disappointment in the media coverage [...]
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This Tuesday, Rally in NYC to Demand That Our Leaders Take Rape Seriously

Tweet We’ve written previously about the infuriating acquittal of two New York City police officers for rape. You can read more information about the case here, and about the protest here. This Tuesday June 28th, we are holding a follow up rally at the Manhattan Supreme Court, where the sentencing of ex-NYPD Officers Moreno and [...]
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