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towards an international antifascist feminist front When: April 6-8, 2017 Where: Monument to Revolution, Dourou-Dourouti Square (next to Avdi Square), Kerameikos district, Athens For three days, visitors to Sanja Ivekovic’s public art project for Documenta 14 Monument to Revolution in central Athens will encounter a collective oral document in which the contributors – women engaged…

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A woman from El Salvador granted asylum in Sweden has become the first person to be given such political protection over abortion-related persecution. Maria Teresa Rivera of El Salvador was accused of attempting to give herself an abortion in 2011 when, at seven months pregnant, she suddenly began bleeding and ended up miscarrying in a…

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Photo: Diego Cruz in front of a court in Spain. A wealthy 21-year-old Mexican man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl — because he “did not enjoy it,” according to reports. By Yaron Steinbuch Diego Cruz was an alleged member of the “Los Porkys” gang of four privileged young men who…

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Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / March 12, 2017 This article is posted in English, obviously translated from national language-TO MOV Around 200 people walked the streets of Guatemala reading the names and ages of the deceased girls until they reached Plaza de la Constitución, where more manifestants were waiting, for a total…

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By Francisco Goldman   March 19, 2017 The number of teen-age girls who died when a fire broke out on the morning of March 8th in a state-run home for minors on the outskirts of Guatemala City now stands at forty. Those who perished were among fifty-two girls who’d been confined to a schoolroom at Hogar…

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Άγιος ο έρωτας – 2004       Στίχοι:  Διονύσης Καρατζάς Έφεδρος Αύγουστος αυτοκτόνησε απόβραδο αγάπης. Θάλασσα ορχηστρική κατευοδώνει την ψυχή του στον Κάτω Ουρανό των χαμένων φεγγαριών. Κι οι νεοσύλλεκτοι μήνες του φθινοπώρου ορκίζονται στο Σύνταγμα της νύχτας σε στάση προσευχής: Άγιος ο Έρωτας άγιος ο Καημός άγιος ο Θάνατος ελέησον ημάς. Κόκκινα τα συναισθήματα…

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UK – GENDER PAY GAP MUST BE DECLARED BY UK COMPANIES
UK – GENDER PAY GAP MUST BE DECLARED BY UK COMPANIES WITH NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENT April 7, 2017 – According to BBC News, companies with 250 or more employees will have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year under a new legal requirement. The UK gender pay gap is 18.1% for all...
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How Romania’s feminists are fighting back
Photo: Getty Sian Norris meets the feminists taking to the streets By Sian Norris – 16-4-2017 You may have read about the anti-corruption protests that happened in Romania this February. But one month later, another march strode through Bucharest. This time it was members of the Church and the Coalition for Family taking to the...
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Honouring Berta Carceres and her contribution
Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, shown beside altar for her slain friend Berta Cáceres, will soon tour 20 cities in the US. Photo: Beverly Bell. Sowing the Seeds of Berta Cáceres: Honduran Feminist, Musician and Writer on US Tour, April 20-May23, 2017 Two Honduran cultural workers, feminists, and close friends of Berta Cáceres will tour 20...
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former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations? Commission on the Status of Women on March 9, 2015 in New York City. Global and community leaders participated in the program which looked to highlight the findings showing 20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings reveals that there is more to done to achieve ?full and equal participation? of women and girls worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What American Women Can Learn From Liberia’s Female President
By Lucy Feldman – April 14, 2017 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rode a powerful wave of feminism to lead her country Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only female presidential candidate in recent memory to run against a man with popular appeal but little to no political experience. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf faced off against professional football player George...
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Outrage shakes Argentina after murder of Anti-Femicide activist
Feminist mobilisation on April the 8th Source: TeleSur / The Dawn News / April 9, 2017 The latest victim of gendered violence in the country was an anti-femicide activist who had been missing for a week. “Ni una menos!” (“Not one less!”) “Vivas nos queremos!” (“We want ourselves alive!”) “Estado responsable!” (“The state is responsible!”)...
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RANA PLAZA MASSACRE – 4 YEARS ON
On the 24th April we remember the Rana Plaza massacre in Bangladesh, when about 1.000 women, were injured or lost their lives in 2013, due to the collapse of the building where they were working, crammed, in inhuman conditions and in exchange for an immoral salary. We, militants of the World March of Women, united...
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UK – GENDER PAY GAP MUST BE DECLARED BY UK COMPANIES
UK – GENDER PAY GAP MUST BE DECLARED BY UK COMPANIES WITH NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENT April 7, 2017 – According to BBC News, companies with 250 or more employees will have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year under a new legal requirement. The UK gender pay gap is 18.1% for all...
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How Romania’s feminists are fighting back
Photo: Getty Sian Norris meets the feminists taking to the streets By Sian Norris – 16-4-2017 You may have read about the anti-corruption protests that happened in Romania this February. But one month later, another march strode through Bucharest. This time it was members of the Church and the Coalition for Family taking to the...
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Honouring Berta Carceres and her contribution
Honduran singer-songwriter Karla Lara, shown beside altar for her slain friend Berta Cáceres, will soon tour 20 cities in the US. Photo: Beverly Bell. Sowing the Seeds of Berta Cáceres: Honduran Feminist, Musician and Writer on US Tour, April 20-May23, 2017 Two Honduran cultural workers, feminists, and close friends of Berta Cáceres will tour 20...
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09:  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins 
former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations? Commission on the Status of Women on March 9, 2015 in New York City. Global and community leaders participated in the program which looked to highlight the findings showing 20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings reveals that there is more to done to achieve ?full and equal participation? of women and girls worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What American Women Can Learn From Liberia’s Female President
By Lucy Feldman – April 14, 2017 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rode a powerful wave of feminism to lead her country Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only female presidential candidate in recent memory to run against a man with popular appeal but little to no political experience. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf faced off against professional football player George...
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Outrage shakes Argentina after murder of Anti-Femicide activist
Feminist mobilisation on April the 8th Source: TeleSur / The Dawn News / April 9, 2017 The latest victim of gendered violence in the country was an anti-femicide activist who had been missing for a week. “Ni una menos!” (“Not one less!”) “Vivas nos queremos!” (“We want ourselves alive!”) “Estado responsable!” (“The state is responsible!”)...
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RANA PLAZA MASSACRE – 4 YEARS ON
On the 24th April we remember the Rana Plaza massacre in Bangladesh, when about 1.000 women, were injured or lost their lives in 2013, due to the collapse of the building where they were working, crammed, in inhuman conditions and in exchange for an immoral salary. We, militants of the World March of Women, united...
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09:  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins 
former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations? Commission on the Status of Women on March 9, 2015 in New York City. Global and community leaders participated in the program which looked to highlight the findings showing 20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings reveals that there is more to done to achieve ?full and equal participation? of women and girls worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What American Women Can Learn From Liberia’s Female President
By Lucy Feldman – April 14, 2017 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rode a powerful wave of feminism to lead her country Hillary Clinton wasn’t the only female presidential candidate in recent memory to run against a man with popular appeal but little to no political experience. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf faced off against professional football player George...
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Anti-Capitalist Meetup: Trump, the Republican controlled Congress and the War on Women
By NY brit expat Monday Jan 16, 2017 For those that have been watching the right-wing war on women for at least a decade, people may think that all we are going to see is a continuation of the attacks on women’s reproductive rights.  While it is also a continuation, what is happening now actually...
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A Hopeful Story for the New Year From Women Wage Peace
By Orna Raz* 2016 was not a very good year for Israel, and we have become even more isolated in the world. So when I arrived to Oxford, for an international symposium on Women’s Leadership, I was worried that as an Israeli I would not be welcome.. But the women who attended the conference from...
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Women in Black, Belgrade: State blessing for violence against human rights defenders
Pocuca Case Verdict On December 14th 2016 Court in Belgrade acquits Radomir Pocuca for threats and endangering safety of Women in Black activists. Radomir Pocuca in March 2014th urged hooligans to attack activists of Women in Black during their street action. At that time Pocuca was a high official of Anti-Terrorist Unit of Serbian Police....
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The Forgotten Horror of Ravensbrück, the Nazi Concentration Camp for Women
by Mary McGill – Dec 5 2016 Proposed by Zoe Kokalou Seventy years ago In 1946, a group of female guards stood trial for war crimes committed at an all-women concentration camp. Seventy years on, why does Ravensbrück remain a footnote in history? Seventy-years ago on December 5, 1946, the Hamburg Ravensbrück war crimes trials...
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White Women Helped Elect Donald Trump
Sorrow and rage after the announcement of the results By KATIE ROGERSNOV. 9, 2016 More than half of the white women who voted in the presidential election cast their ballot for Donald J. Trump, according to exit poll data collected by The New York Times. The data indicate how deeply divided Americans are by race...
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The Story Behind the Fire That Killed Forty Teen-Age Girls in a Guatemalan Children’s Home
By Francisco Goldman   March 19, 2017 The number of teen-age girls who died when a fire broke out on the morning of March 8th in a state-run home for minors on the outskirts of Guatemala City now stands at forty. Those who perished were among fifty-two girls who’d been confined to a schoolroom at Hogar...
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Iranian Makeup
As a demographic, Iranian women spend about $2 million on beauty products every year. These dual portraits offer unique views of contemporary Iranian women age 14-30. Photographs and text by Mona Hoobehfekr Wearing a hijab became compulsory in Iran during the first few months after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Since then, women, and especially...
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The Organized Struggle of Indian Women Farmers [Photo report]
Photo credit: Esti Redondo / Resumen Latinoamericano Our comrade Esti Redondo, Basque journalist and rural worker, is in India, participating in several activities organized by the international organization Vía Campesina (Peasant Way). There, she took part in several activities of recollection, cleaning and selection of seeds, a workshop on biology, oven building, and women’s workshops....
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Women in Black visit Refugees in Belgrade
On Thursday February 2nd, we visited refugees in the barracks. We brought biscuits, wet wipes, soups and some bottled water. In distribution we had a help from several men from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The number of people in the barracks is impossible to determine. Some of them with whom we talked are in Serbia for...
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India: Women Push Back After Mass Groping At Bangalore New Year’s Event
Foto: Indian police stand by crowds during the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Bangalore, where hundreds of men harassed women. – STR/AFP/Getty Images Chhavi Sachdev – January 6 After a woman was gang-raped and died of her injuries in New Delhi in December 2012, the Indian government tried to set up swift and judicious ways...
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Asli Erdogan and two others released from jail
Asli Erdogan, along with Necmiye Alpay and Zana Kay, freed on first day of their trial in Istanbul on terrorism charges. A court in Istanbul has ordered the release of an award-winning Turkish novelist along with two others after more than four months in jail, while a prominent journalist has been arrested in a separate...
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Outrage shakes Argentina after murder of Anti-Femicide activist
Feminist mobilisation on April the 8th Source: TeleSur / The Dawn News / April 9, 2017 The latest victim of gendered violence in the country was an anti-femicide activist who had been missing for a week. “Ni una menos!” (“Not one less!”) “Vivas nos queremos!” (“We want ourselves alive!”) “Estado responsable!” (“The state is responsible!”)...
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A wealthy 21-year-old Mexican man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl
Photo: Diego Cruz in front of a court in Spain. A wealthy 21-year-old Mexican man has been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl — because he “did not enjoy it,” according to reports. By Yaron Steinbuch Diego Cruz was an alleged member of the “Los Porkys” gang of four privileged young men who...
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Guatemala: The number of deaths rises to 40 – People demand the resignation of the President
Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / March 12, 2017 This article is posted in English, obviously translated from national language-TO MOV Around 200 people walked the streets of Guatemala reading the names and ages of the deceased girls until they reached Plaza de la Constitución, where more manifestants were waiting, for a total...
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The Story Behind the Fire That Killed Forty Teen-Age Girls in a Guatemalan Children’s Home
By Francisco Goldman   March 19, 2017 The number of teen-age girls who died when a fire broke out on the morning of March 8th in a state-run home for minors on the outskirts of Guatemala City now stands at forty. Those who perished were among fifty-two girls who’d been confined to a schoolroom at Hogar...
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21st January – Women’s revolt in photos
Presented by Sissy Vovou Wonderful photographic presentation by New York Times – World, for the mobilisations all over the world, in solidarity to the USA women who organised the Women’s March on Washington. We shall have a separate presentation of the Balkan mobilisations. Here, you can enjoy a travel to the global revolt of women,...
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Women’s March on Washington – Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE The Women’s March on Washington is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in our nation’s capital on January 21, 2017, to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination. Recognizing that women have intersecting identities and are...
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Women in Black, Belgrade: State blessing for violence against human rights defenders
Pocuca Case Verdict On December 14th 2016 Court in Belgrade acquits Radomir Pocuca for threats and endangering safety of Women in Black activists. Radomir Pocuca in March 2014th urged hooligans to attack activists of Women in Black during their street action. At that time Pocuca was a high official of Anti-Terrorist Unit of Serbian Police....
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Don’t Blame White Women For Trump’s Victory, Blame Internalized Misogyny
By ELIZABETH DALEY For so many years as a woman I have tried to breathe without making a sound. I have tried to go unnoticed, because as a woman, that’s the best possible outcome: To walk down the street without being seen. To avoid raising the ire of your bosses by standing up for yourself....
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Legalization has turned Germany into the ‘Bordello of Europe’ and we should be ashamed
By Manuela Shon Reproduction from Feminist Current http://www.feministcurrent.com/2016/05/09/legalization-has-turned-germany-into-the-bordello-of-europe-we-should-be-ashamed/
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Feminist Politics in Times of EU Austerity: Challenges and Strategies in a New Political Landscape.
Feminist Politics in Times of EU Austerity: Challenges and Strategies in a New Political Landscape. Contribution by Sissy Vovou, member of the collective TO MOV (tomov.gr) – Greece   A two day meeting at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands on 17-18 of September. Twenty eight women were invited. Our collective was also invited and...
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Feminists are failing Muslim women by supporting racist French laws
By Christine Delphy Is mainstream French feminism racist? I co-founded Nouvelles Questions Feministes (New Feminist Issues) with Simone de Beauvoir in 1977 and have long been involved with Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) but increasingly, it’s clear to me that French attitudes towards the hijab and Muslim women are not just incomprehensible, but reprehensible. The...
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Greece: Women are paying the price for austerity
Next Sunday, Greek people are given the opportunity to have a say on their future. Are we going to keep accepting austerity measures, cuts, privatizations, worker’s rights violations and the dismantling of the social welfare state? Or are we going to raise our voices to a loud NO against the assumption that “there is no alternative” to...
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14/02/2017 Make Poetry Not War
Άγιος ο έρωτας – 2004       Στίχοι:  Διονύσης Καρατζάς Έφεδρος Αύγουστος αυτοκτόνησε απόβραδο αγάπης. Θάλασσα ορχηστρική κατευοδώνει την ψυχή του στον Κάτω Ουρανό των χαμένων φεγγαριών. Κι οι νεοσύλλεκτοι μήνες του φθινοπώρου ορκίζονται στο Σύνταγμα της νύχτας σε στάση προσευχής: Άγιος ο Έρωτας άγιος ο Καημός άγιος ο Θάνατος ελέησον ημάς. Κόκκινα τα συναισθήματα...
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Declaration to include women in the peace agreement in Cyprus
  To: Mr. N. Anastasiades and Mr. M. Akinci Declaration to include women in the peace agreement and the new constitution to ensure a sustainable solution for Cyprus January 2017 We, women’s organizations from across the island, endorse this declaration, and express our full support for the peace process and the negotiations to take place...
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14,000 women in Saudi Arabia are challenging the country’s arcane male guardianship laws
In Saudi Arabia women can’t even travel without a male guardian’s permission. 14,000 women challenged that degrading system today! 14,000 Saudi women filed a petition asking Saudi Arabia’s government to end its abusive male guardianship system. Under the system, women must get permission to travel abroad, and often need permission to work or study. The issue...
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Academics In Support of Professor Homa Hoodfar
Campaign run by Women in Black The renowned Canadian-Iranian anthropologist, Professor Homa Hoodfar, has been arrested in Iran and has not had access to her lawyer, family members or to needed medical care. In early March just before her scheduled departure from Iran, the Counter Intelligence Unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard raided Prof. Hoodfar’s...
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Pakistan: Protect women from “honour” killings
For marrying the man she loved, Saba’s own father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag, and dumped her in a river.Then he walked free because of a loophole in Pakistani law that allows men to commit so-called “honour killings”. But, incredibly, Saba survived and she has created a ray of hope...
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NO to equality in militarism
The following statement circulated Dec. 29, 2015 by the feminist collective TO MOV and is now signed by more collectives and organisations: At a time when the democratic demand is the abolition of compulsory miliraty service, the ministry of Defense, on the contrary, seems to wish the extention of this service to women. According to...
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‘Art of the Possible’
towards an international antifascist feminist front When: April 6-8, 2017 Where: Monument to Revolution, Dourou-Dourouti Square (next to Avdi Square), Kerameikos district, Athens For three days, visitors to Sanja Ivekovic’s public art project for Documenta 14 Monument to Revolution in central Athens will encounter a collective oral document in which the contributors – women engaged...
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Say hello to Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra
They’ve faced death threats but they won’t stop. Say hello to Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra.
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A Few Things You Won’t Learn from Stephen Colbert’s Interview with the Guerrilla Girls
Carey DunneJanuary 20, 2016 Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 5.01.56 PM Three members of the Guerrilla Girls on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ (screenshot via YouTube) Gender inequality in the art world is still a thing, and it still needs to go away: that’s the gist of the Guerrilla Girls’ recent interview on The Late...
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Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective – YouTube Curator Jennifer Blessing and artist Rineke Dijkstra discuss the technical and conceptual tenets of the Dutch photographer’s portraits. More about Rineke Dijkstra: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rineke_Dijkstra
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The “fat ladies” of Arzu ATAMAN
Interview by Vera Siaterli I first met Arzu in autumn, in Ankara. She is a successful ceramist in her country, and she loves Greece which she often visits. Company with her is pleasant and juicy. Shortly after the end of the Symposium, she come in the beginning of November in Greece to meet me again,...
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Always Disobedient – Still on the Streets – 25 Year Anniversary of Women in Black
From October 7th to 10th, actions and activities were organized regarding the 25 year anniversary of the founding of Women in Black, Belgrade. In the Centre for Cultural Decontamination on October 7th the exhibit Always Disobedient – On the Same Task was held. At the exhibit, the stage action Personal/Political/International was performed, in which alongside...
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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure
Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that’s largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the “orgasm gap”...
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Peru: protests against brutal legacy of forced sterilizations
Alberto Fujimori’s government in Peru forcibly sterilized over 300,000 women, most of them poor and indigenous. Never forget. See video: https://www.facebook.com/survival/videos/10153648180381553/
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Rashida Jones On Being Sex-Positive But Still Challenging The Porn Industry
One of the many disturbing moments in “Hot Girls Wanted,” a new documentary produced by Rashida Jones, features young woman who, after filming a porn scene that she wasn’t comfortable with, says: “I was terrified, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know if I could tell him no.” It’s this sense of a...
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There’s a Reason Gay Marriage Is Winning, While Abortion Rights Are Losing
Are these two CULTURE wars” issues really that similar? Katha Pollitt Why are reproductive rights losing while gay rights are winning? Indiana’s attempt to enshrine opposition to gay marriage under the guise of religious freedom provoked an immediate nationwide backlash. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has allowed religious employers to refuse insurance coverage for birth control—not...
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Πώς κάνω σεξ ενώ είμαι ανάπηρη: 5 γυναίκες με αναπηρία μιλούν για σεξ και σχέσεις...
Women with disabilities are often portrayed either as fragile flowers or oversexed, needing to be protected from the world and from their own sex drive. But in truth, most women with disabilities experience the same desire for pleasure, love, and physical connection as any other woman. In this week’s Sex Talk Realness, Cosmopolitan.com spoke with...
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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’
By Chris Hedges BOSTON—“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. It eroticizes hypermasculine...
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UK – GENDER PAY GAP MUST BE DECLARED BY UK COMPANIES
UK – GENDER PAY GAP MUST BE DECLARED BY UK COMPANIES WITH NEW LEGAL REQUIREMENT April 7, 2017 – According to BBC News, companies with 250 or more employees will have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year under a new legal requirement. The UK gender pay gap is 18.1% for all...
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RANA PLAZA MASSACRE – 4 YEARS ON
On the 24th April we remember the Rana Plaza massacre in Bangladesh, when about 1.000 women, were injured or lost their lives in 2013, due to the collapse of the building where they were working, crammed, in inhuman conditions and in exchange for an immoral salary. We, militants of the World March of Women, united...
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Caring, Survival and Justice vs the Tyranny of the Market: International Women’s Conference
ALL WELCOME   Dear friends, Here is the leaflet for the conference with a partial list of confirmed speakers. We will update that list as confirmations come in and send a link so you can book in advance. Please circulate this mailing as widely as possible on email, facebook, twitter… The presence of women and...
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Withdrawal of the Maternity Leave Directive is a blow for women’s rights in Europe
[Press release, Brussels 1 July 2015] While it may have been on the cards for some time, the actual official announcement today by Commission Vice-President Timmermans to withdraw the Maternity Leave Directive is one more sign that the European Union (EU) and the Member States are failing women across Europe. The withdrawal of the Maternity...
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A Female Mason Perched High above Berlin (c. 1910)
With the rise of industrialization, the number of German women who worked outside the home also increased. This usually meant factory work. But in some families with their own businesses, daughters also learned a trade so that they could help out: here, we see a master-mason’s daughter during the renovation work on the old city...
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Female grads reveal the worst things they’ve been asked at job interviews
Discrimination is alive and well… By Natasha Preskey Have any of your guy friends ever been faced with awkwardJOBinterview questions about whether they plan on knocking up their significant other? Thought not. “Do you plan on having children soon?” is just one of the sexist (and illegal) questions that women are often asked when applying for a job. Employment law...