Tag Archives: transnational feminism

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

Tweet 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 [...]
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Photo of the Day: Nigerians demand the government #BringBackOurGirls

TweetToday, 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, [...]
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Quote of the Day: Malala calls out President Obama on drone strikes

Tweet Though she didn’t win the Nobel Peace prize, Malala Yousafzai did get a meeting with the Obamas last week, and she didn’t shy away from criticizing US drone policy. She recalled, “I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed [...]
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Five men charged with murder in Indian gang rape case

Tweet Watch this great Democracy Now segment on the reaction to India’s gang rape case. By now, you’ve probably heard that the young woman who was brutally raped on a bus in New Delhi two weeks ago died from her injuries. Today, five of her attackers have officially been charged with murder, rape, and other crimes [...]
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A New Day in Politics: Complicated conversations about Muslim women’s rights

TweetI have been heartened by the substantive conversation happening in thought leadership publications about the plight of women in predominantly Arab and Muslim nations. Referring to Muslim women as people with desires, agency, needs and destinies is a new direction in how “the West” has ever talked about the real lives of women within these cultural contexts. [...]
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