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The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz

Quechua Bolivian woman unfairly sentenced to life in Argentina      by Sian Cowman / Intercontinental Cry   Reina Maraz Bejarano was the last person in the courtroom to understand that she had just been sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly murdering her husband. Maraz is from an indigenous community in Bolivia. Like many women in … Continue reading The Multiple Abuses of Reina Maraz

The War Against Women and Girls in the UK

Adam Herriott / Deep Green Resistance UK Preface Many men have asked me why Deep Green Resistance is a radical feminist organisation. “Doesn’t it distract you from your main goal?” they ask, as though the fight against ecocide is unconnected to the fight against patriarchy and its cult of toxic masculinity, which dominates most women … Continue reading The War Against Women and Girls in the UK

Decolonizing My Brown Body

By Terese Mailhot / Indian Country Today Media Network My auntie says there’s a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against Indigenous women. I think of my own brown body when she says this, and how it was damaged in childhood and adolescence. My memories feel stolen like the land, stripped like the languages, … Continue reading Decolonizing My Brown Body

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