Posts Tagged transnational feminism

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2015 Was the Year of the Period, and Happy to Bleed and Pads Against Sexism Are on It

So everyone — including NPR! hey NPR! Welcome to the period party! — has been all about how 2015 has been the biggest year for menstruation since fourth grade, when I pretended to not be totally into that video they showed us in gym class. Cosmo said it and Buzzfeed said it and Hello Giggles said it and did I mention NPR? They all made lists about big moments in the menstrual news of 2015.

So everyone — including NPR! hey NPR! Welcome to the period party! — has been all about how 2015 has been the biggest year for menstruation since fourth grade, when I pretended to not ...

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Today is the Third Anniversary of the 2012 Delhi Gang Rape

Trigger Warning

Three years ago today in Delhi a young woman and her friend boarded a bus. They were deposited a few miles and hours away both badly beaten, the woman raped and near death. The woman, dubbed Nirbhaya by the press, died of her injuries. 

Trigger Warning

Three years ago today in Delhi a young woman and her friend boarded a bus. They were deposited a few miles and hours away both badly beaten, the woman raped and near death. The woman, ...

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So you want to be a transnational feminist

It was one of those Delhi autumn afternoons that goes on forever and ever, the sunlight slanting through the dust, the dogs lolling on the paths, even the mosquitos lazy. A couple friends and I were sitting on the university campus drinking tea in the last strands of afternoon. 

It was one of those Delhi autumn afternoons that goes on forever and ever, the sunlight slanting through the dust, the dogs lolling on the paths, even the mosquitos lazy. A couple friends and I ...

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Gay Israeli men and surrogate babies evacuated from Nepal, mothers left behind

After the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, international media has provided what is surely a disproportionate number of pieces on the ordeal of foreign citizens during a disaster that has killed 7,500 Nepalis, injured twice as many, and according to the UN, affected 8 million — more than one quarter of Nepal’s population. 

After the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, international media has provided what is surely a disproportionate number of pieces on the ordeal of foreign citizens during a disaster that has killed 7,500 Nepalis, ...

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On the Iran deal: Sanctions have long hurt women and we should lift them

A framework announced last week to curb Iran‘s nuclear program is the closest thing to a deal the international community has arrived at after two years of negotiations. Subject to a final agreement in June, if Iran keeps its nuclear facilities under strict production limits, the United States and others will lift some of the sanctions that have strangled the country’s economy for decades. 

A framework announced last week to curb Iran‘s nuclear program is the closest thing to a deal the international community has arrived at after two years of negotiations. Subject to a final agreement in June, ...

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 ...

Photo of the Day: Moroccan women protest Prime Minister’s call for them to stay at home

Apparently, the hypocrisy of social conservatives who blame all social ills ever on working mothers knows no borders.

Last week, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane gave a speech urging women to basically get back in the kitchen like they did in the good old days. “Don’t you realise that when women went to work outside, the light went out of their homes?” he said. “We will continue to defend our position against this modernity that is trying to eliminate family in our lives by reversing the roles of men and women. To that we say ‘no!'”

Apparently, the hypocrisy of social conservatives who blame all social ills ever on working mothers knows no borders.

Last week, Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane gave a speech urging women to basically get back ...

Photo of the Day: Nigerians demand the government #BringBackOurGirls

Today, protestors gathered in the Nigerian capitol of Abuja to demand the government do more to rescue the 200 teenage girls who were kidnapped two weeks ago while taking an exam at their school in northeastern Nigeria. Most assume the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is forbidden.” As The New Yorker reports, the girls’ “only offense, it seems, was attending school.”

Today, protestors gathered in the Nigerian capitol of Abuja to demand the government do more to rescue the 200 teenage girls who were kidnapped two weeks ago while taking an exam at their school in northeastern Nigeria. ...

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