Hey Global Feminists!
Here are a list of links about what other global feminists were up to this past week. We also want to know: What have you been reading/writing this week? Don’t forget to spread your own link love in the comments!
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- Visual activism to inform and educate on the issues of gender and sexuality in South Africa. (Flip Flopping Joy)
- Grandmothers’ summit to put spotlight on Africa’s ‘forgotten victims’ of Aids (Artfully AWARE)
- China’s Arranged Remarriages (NYTimes)
- Hacienda Luisita and subaltern speech (Tanglad)
- In Russia, Women Empower You! (The Sexist) A sarcastic critique of Robert Bridge’s Russian Women Guide. Also be sure to check out the comments on his post to see lots of Russian women calling him out on his sexism.
- The UK General Election Outcome & Its Impact on LGBT Rights (Pam’s House Blend)
- Danny Dyer advises cutting women’s faces in Zoo (Vagina Dentata Blog) “I don’t think I have the requisite expletives for this. But those fucking wankers at Zoo have published an ‘advice’ column suggesting that a guy who can’t get over his ex should cut her face ‘so then no one will want her'”
- Cada dos días una mujer muere a manos de su pareja (ABC.es) “A falta de confirmarse el caso de Zaragoza, seis mujeres han sido asesinadas por su pareja o ex parejas en lo que va de mes; una cada dos días. Abril se ha convertido con estos macabros datos en el”
- Macedonia: Police Raid & Roma Riot (Global Voices Online)
- J’adore Chador: Majida Khattari’s Art (Muslimah Media Watch)
- Role Of Indigenous Women In Colombia Still Limited (Eurasia Review)
- Technology for Transparency, Civic Engagement and Accountability in Latin America (Global Voices Online)
- Women race in rare track meet in Hamas-ruled Gaza (Muslim Women in Sports)
- Women Without Men: A Conversation with Shirin Neshat (Tehran Bureau)
- Time Magazine’s Sneaky Way of Muffling the Message of an Afghan Peace Activist (AlterNet) “Malalai Joya gets named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2010, but allows Ayaan Hirsi to make the announcement and distort Joya’s message.”
- What Price Womanhood? D.C. Trans Woman Asks Court to Find Out (Change.org – Women’s Rights) “Let’s be honest: had almost any other woman in America been held for a day in a cell with men, people would be fired, organizations from both sides of the political spectrum would be indignant, and we’d all agree that it was a shocking abuse of human rights. But because Ms. Shaw is transgendered, this abuse was allowed to occur.”
- Saving Mothers’ Lives (Ms. Magazine) “I can think of no better way to honor the sacrifices made by mothers around the world than by investing in their health and working to ensure that no woman dies unnecessarily as a result of carrying her child.”
- Your body is never the problem: a letter to a sixteen year-old on clothing, style, and creepy old men (Hugo Schwyzer)
- don’t be love-handling me thankyou very much (Fat lot of Good) “Horin has issues with the idea of fat women ‘flaunting the flesh’. Fat girls of her era hid themselves and were ‘the shyest, dowdiest, saddest’ girls whom ‘the rest of us…felt sorry for…’. Well you know what else Adele? Fat girls do not want your pity.”
- How much for your surname? (Hoyden About Town) “What assumptions do you make about a woman when you hear that she has changed her surname after getting married? And what assumptions do you make about her when you hear she kept her surname after getting married?”
- You’re not guilty of rape: Those skinny jeans were too tight to remove by yourself, jury rules (Mail Online)
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