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Sustaining a strategic feminist movement

This is the second part of a series.  Read the first part at Toward Strategic Feminist Action. By Tara Prema / Gender is War Developing an effective response to the worldwide crisis of male violence Strategic Feminism is a framework for collective action against patriarchal violence. The framework is based on acknowledging that the struggle … Continue reading Sustaining a strategic feminist movement

Motorized access advocates “Bureau of Renegades” arrested for assault

By Rudy Herndon, Moab Sun News Randall Gaines and Misty McKee were fast asleep early one morning last month when the sound of “obnoxious banging” outside their Wingate Avenue home jolted them awake and out of bed. Before the couple could even get from their bedroom into the hallway to find out what was happening, … Continue reading Motorized access advocates “Bureau of Renegades” arrested for assault

Chris Hedges interviews Rachel Moran about prostitution, violence, & men who buy sex

By Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current On Tuesday’s episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, host, Chris Hedges, speaks with author and activist, Rachel Moran, about her book, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, and the myths perpetuated about sex industry. Early in the interview, Hedges brings up the issue of violence, calling it an “endemic … Continue reading Chris Hedges interviews Rachel Moran about prostitution, violence, & men who buy sex

Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

Captured in a test tube, blood may look like a static liquid, but it’s alive, as animate and intelligent as the rest of you. It also makes up a great deal of you: of your 50 trillion cells, one-quarter are red blood cells. Two million are born every second. On their way to maturation, red … Continue reading Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

Gender, Patriarchy, and All That Jazz

Like many Americans, I have been paying attention to the current marketing of gender, the unquestionable system that tells us what constitutes male vs. female in our capitalist patriarchy. With morbid fascination, I am witnessing our culture move away from the old women’s liberation values that told young people they could participate in any activity they enjoyed, wear any clothing they liked, play with whatever toys they wanted, and think any thoughts they thought without these behaviors and beliefs being labeled male or female by forces then known as sexism. Not only have the categories of “boy’s toys” and “girl’s toys” returned with a vengeful backlash, now children and the rest of us are being told that an affinity for “girl’s toys” and dresses and make-up actually defines the true essence of girlhood. ... Continue reading →

Ernesto Aguilar: What Fathers Should Tell Their Sons

By Ernesto Aguilar for Feminist Current When they find out, people ask me incredulously if I regret not attending my father’s funeral. I had no relationship with my father for all of my adult life. I lived a childhood where he hit my mother often. I could never reconcile it and fought him as a … Continue reading Ernesto Aguilar: What Fathers Should Tell Their Sons

“Bring Down the Culture”: An Interview with Kourtney Mitchell

By Vincent Emanuele for Counterpunch Kourtney Mitchell is a writer and activist currently living in northeast Georgia, United States. He sits on the steering committee for Deep Green Resistance and the national board of directors for Veterans for Peace. Co-author of The Enemy in Blue: The Renatta Frazier Story, he has been involved in social … Continue reading “Bring Down the Culture”: An Interview with Kourtney Mitchell

Let’s Get Free!: Escalate the Fight to End Male Violence

By Kourtney Mitchell / Deep Green Resistance I do not have a creative introduction to start this article. I have only the seething rage of a spirit absolutely fed up with a culture that is at war with women, their fervent pleads for solidarity and their righteous actions of self-defense against the monster of male … Continue reading Let’s Get Free!: Escalate the Fight to End Male Violence

Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

By No More Silence As Indigenous peoples, working for justice for #MMIW is a process that starts within our own communities. The launch of this  website is one example of the resurgence of community documentation as justice. In April of 2013, No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health … Continue reading Launch of Website for Community-led Database for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Our Words Are Our Weapons: The Feminist Battle of the Story in the Wake of the Isla Vista Massacre

By Rebecca Solnit It was a key match in the World Cup of Ideas. The teams vied furiously for the ball. The all-star feminist team tried repeatedly to kick it through the goalposts marked Widespread Social Problems, while the opposing team, staffed by the mainstream media and mainstream dudes, was intent on getting it into the … Continue reading Our Words Are Our Weapons: The Feminist Battle of the Story in the Wake of the Isla Vista Massacre