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 …

After the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Support those Fighting the Religious-Right

After the massacre in Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, expressing indignation, as so many are doing, is not enough. A quick look at the English-speaking media shows that whilst many condemn the violence itself, they also assert that Charlie Hebdo courted (and maybe deserved?) a strong response from “Muslims”. Charlie’s regular cartoonists …

Join International Front against Religious-Right and for Secularism

The Manifesto for Secularism was adopted at the 11-12 October International Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights. The Conference called on people everywhere to join the International Front for Secularism and strengthen a human alternative to the religious-Right. YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO THE MANIFESTO HERE and HERE Our era is marked by …