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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …