Hey Global Feminists!
Thanks to Emily for filling in for me last week! Below are a list of links to blog post and news stories about what other global feminists were up to this past week. But we also want to know: what have you been reading/writing this week? Share your own link love in the comments!
More from Egypt:
- Leading Egyptian Feminist, Nawal El Saadawi: “Women and Girls are Beside Boys in the Streets” (Democracy Now)
- The Revolution Televised: A Brief Primer on Egypt (Crunk Feminist Collective) Outlines “some key things to keep in mind as the events unfold.”
- Global Voices Online has extensive coverage, including links to other blogs and reactions. Particularly check out their article: Protesting Women Celebrated Online.
- Political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire: The impact on women and women’s rights organizations (AWID)
- Kenya: Youth Should Provide New Vision (All Africa News) “The only way to stop similar incidences recurring is by appreciating diversity of the Kenyan communities, reconciling them, and promoting a common identity for the Kenyan youth.”
- Russian Orthodox Patriarch calls for reducing abortions (AWID)
- Women’s organizations in Malaysia are not doing enough to change chauvinistic mindsets. (Free Malaysia Today — Comment)
- Between Worlds: Jilbab and Transgender in Indonesia (Muslimah Media Watch) “Haiibalah is Muslim and transgender. The hostile reactions from other women and men towards her decision to wear the jilbab (hijab) in public was based on the belief of the irreconcilability of being waria* (transgender) and expressing religiosity in the gender of choice.”
- Japan: Governor Should Retract Homophobic Comments (Human Rights Watch)
- Haitian diary: SOPUDEP and local organisation (Pambazuka News) “One of the stories least reported has been the one about Haitians organising for themselves, particularly stories presented within a framework of feminist organising and movement building.”
- ARGENTINA-BRAZIL: Powerful Women Leaders Face Similar Challenges (IPS News)
- What Do You Mean It’s Not Rape? (RH Reality Check)
- Wikiproject: Women’s History (Wikipedia) Plus more on how to get involved: Women’s History And Wikipedia Part II: Wikiproject Women’s History (Knitting Clio). This project currently only covers the United States, as of posting, but I think aims to become global.
- On Queerness And Wearing Men’s Clothes (Dichotomies of a Hybrid) “So, my point is, I might be defensive about my claim to queerness; this is to explain why.”
- Why the Left needs feminism (Ideologically Impure)
- I am not your cautionary tale (Spilt Milk) “In some ways fat bodies are our current culture’s dumping ground for fear and loathing: we are the go-to places for thrashing out anxiety about consumption and excess, death and disease, work ethic and individual responsibility, boundaries and restraint, ugliness and beauty.”