Here’s this week’s best posts from Gender Across Borders. Maybe you missed reading our global gender justice articles from this past week, or want to read them again because they’re that good. So! Here goes…
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I love Pussy Riot’s method of protest. It is loud, it is bold, and it is distinct. Though it may have roots in earlier feminist actions, like riot grrrl, Pussy Riot is unique to Russia and the feminists who live there. As Garazhda stated, “There’s a deep tradition in Russia of gender and revolution – we’ve had amazing women revolutionaries.” And Pussy Riot is here to carry on that tradition.
-From Russia’s Riot Grrrl Revolution by Carrie Nelson
Sometimes the internet does seem too big to take on, as does patriarchy in our everyday lives. At least now, with a few clicks, women can call up the evidence of misogynistic online abuse, such as the experience of Sian Norris of the Bristol Feminist Network earlier this month who suffered an incident of gender based hate crime at the hands of online bullies. This public record of our experiences is unique and important, but the efforts to keep us quiet have the weight of history behind them and should not be forgotten.
-From Just the Internet? Women’s Speech in the Age of Blogging by Jessica Megarry
Framed by the United Nations global initiative to provide equal access to education for girls by 2015, the documentary film, To Educate a Girl, takes a ground-up and visually stunning view of that effort through the eyes of girls in Nepal and Uganda, two countries emerging from conflict and struggling with poverty.
-From What Would It Take “To Educate a Girl” in Uganda and Nepal? by Spectra Speaks