Featured image: United Nations Population Fund. Opting in and out of sex-based oppression is something only the most privileged believe they can do. by Raquel Rosario Sanchez / Feminist Current When I was in grad school, I got into a heated debate with a classmate who insisted that “white feminism” was a serious … Continue reading If ‘White Feminism’ is a Thing, Gender Identity Ideology Epitomizes It
Water Is Life On May 19th, 2017, members of Deep Green Resistance Santa Barbara attended the Water Is Life: Standing With Standing Rock conference hosted at UC Santa Barbara. This conference was presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the American Indian & Indigenous Collective, the American Indian Student Association, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the … Continue reading Indigenous-Led Resistance
by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current At The Establishment, Tori Truscheit asks, “How can the queerest generation ever still believe in gender roles?” If that question seems jaw-droppingly lacking in self-awareness, congratulations: you have been paying attention. If, on the other hand, you’re scratching your head, trying to get to the bottom of why a society drowning … Continue reading Why ‘The Queerest Generation Ever’ Hasn’t Managed to Address Women’s Oppression
Featured image: From left to right: Cherie Jiminez, Per-Anders Sunesson, Gail Dines, Julie Bindel, Clara Berglund. By Gail Dines/Facebook) by Susan Cox / Feminist Current I remember when I was first struck by the question: If prostitution is against the law in the US, why isn’t porn? A friend of mine was telling me … Continue reading Prostitution Legislation Must Include Women in the Porn Industry
by Karen Ingala Smith In 2016, at least 117 UK women killed by men, or where a man is the principal suspect. 117 women in 365 days is one woman dead every 3.1 days. 7 January 2016: Katrina O’Hara, 44, was stabbed to death by her ex-partner, Stuart Thomas, 49. 13 January 2016: Georgina Symonds, … Continue reading Counting Dead Women 2016
To all the new activists getting involved in resistance to Donald Trump administration: welcome to the fight. This fight has been going on for generations. For hundreds and thousands of years in fact. Empire, xenophobia, racism, and misogyny are long traditions—but so is resistance to them at any cost and by all means. We are … Continue reading Welcome to the Fight
by Alicen Grey / The Fifth Column Washington, DC (TFC) – A topless female at a Slutwalk with Still not asking for it scrawled on her skin. Facebook-ready memes that declare, My little black dress does not mean yes! A never-ending array of fun slogans like, “Consent is sexy!” “Ask first!” and “Fuck rape!” Ladies and gentlemen, … Continue reading Can we please stop talking about rape like it’s an accident?
by Nordic Model Now! What is the Nordic Model? The Nordic Model approach to prostitution (also known as the Sex Buyer Law) decriminalises all those who are prostituted, provides support services to help them exit, and makes buying people for sex a criminal offence, in order to reduce the demand that drives sex trafficking. How did this approach … Continue reading What is the Nordic Model?
by Madam Nomad This post is made up of a few relevant entries from Madam Nomad’s personal journal. OCTOBER 17TH, 2016 Feeling comfortably detached as I wait here for the end of the world. I’m in an odd place because I left behind all the guideposts I used to rely on the explain the world and shape … Continue reading Deconstructing The Patrix
Rebecca Whisnant / Sexualization, Media, & Society For over two decades now, I have taught, written, and spoken publicly about pornography from a feminist perspective. In the 1990s, the most common critical questions I received involved censorship and the law. In recent years, the focus has changed: when there are critical questions, they most often concern … Continue reading But What About Feminist Porn?