Tag Archives: feminism

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Feminism in the Time of Coronavirus

“The Future May Be Female, But the Pandemic Is Patriarchal”

8M: Latin American women prepare for record feminist marches

“The streets will be painted green and purple, and the shouts of “Latin America will be all feminist!” will be echoed in the main capitals of the region.”

A Foreign Policy That Can Change Everything for Everyone

War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?

Honoring Margaret Fuller (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850)

American journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate . …Her book “Woman in the Nineteenth Century” is considered the first major feminist work in the United States.

The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

 Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

From the Streets to the Citadels of Power: The Feminist Approach to Sexual Harassment

The damage to women is incalculable. The numbers, so large, they numb.
[the] spectrum of sexist violence functions exclusively to diminish women: by intimidation and fear that restrict female experience, by the denial of females’ humanness, by the propagation of denigrating images and messages, and by the creation of subjugating dynamics that ensnare women in abusive relationships.

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries!

For example: We may be familiar with Nellie Bly as a muckraking journalist, but unaware that she beat Phileas Fogg’s fictional record of going around the world in 80 days.

Jenny Nordberg: Who’s Afraid of a Feminist Foreign Policy?

When a new, left coalition government came to power last fall, its Green Party members insisted that the relationship with Saudi Arabia conflicted with Sweden’s values, as well as with the image it wants to project abroad. Political commentators on both the left and right asked the obvious question: How did providing arms to a […]

Rebecca Solnit: Feminism — The Men Arrive! (Hooray! Uh-Oh!)

Sometimes, men insist “fairness” means admitting that men suffer from women just as women do from men, or even that they suffer more. You might as well argue that white people suffer from racism exactly as much as black people, or that there are no hierarchies of privilege and degrees of oppression in this world. […]

Rania Khalek: Drone-Strike Feminism

 Of all the justifications the Obama administration has employed to sanctify yet another war on Iraq, none have been more disingenuous than the portrayal of the latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission. By Rania Khalek  www.truth-out.org   PopularResistance.org   November 8th, 2014 […]

▶ Laura Flanders: Kate Clinton and Urvashi Vaid — What Makes Revolutionaries Irresistible?

What turns us on to social movements? Is it the same intoxicating energy that draws us to our romantic partners? How do people in politics learn to laugh and what do we need to do to see meaningful change in our lifetimes? Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:00By Laura Flanders, GRITtv | Interview   truthout.org Kate Clinton and Urvashi […]

Poet Misty Rowan on Women, the Media, Drones, Community, and A Better World

Misty Rowan Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem PLUS 1 week ago ALL AUDIENCES Misty Rowan appeared at Peacestock 2013, sponsored by Veterans for Peace, July 13, 2013, Hagar City, WI.  Misty is a Twin Cities activist,  Anti-War Committee member, and a poet.  Her website is http://www.missteatree.com. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND […]

Alice Walker> Democratic Womanism

Democratic Womanism: By Alice Walker January 2, 2012 – from her official website: http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2012/01/ Wangari Maathai: who remembered the beautiful bountifulness of her land before the colonial invaders laid waste to it and resolved to bring it back to health by planting trees.  Rest in Well Done; beloved sister of our clan. “Traditionally capable, as in: […]

Robin Morgan> Occupying the Occupy Movement

Occupying the Occupy Movement Robin Morgan   January 3, 2012   Women’s Media Center An Occupy movement for 2012 could gain strength and staying-power with strategies suggested by an emerging feminist critique. Mexico city collective, from Occuprint.org As women of the Arab Spring are rediscovering, being participants, even leaders, of the uprisings hasn’t led to women’s […]