Tags Archives: Femininity

Wild Nature, Wild Woman

This talk was given in the Feminist Thinking Will Save the Planet session at #FiLiA2021. The article originally appeared on the FiLiA website. By Susan Breen Any of you who know me will be aware that I’m a recovering mainstream environmentalist and left wing political candidate, for any of you who are active in either … Continue reading Wild Nature, Wild Woman

In Turkey women faced rubber bullets, tear gas from police as they marched to end gender-based violence

This story first appeared in Global Voices. Protestors highlighted the increasing femicide and violence rates in Turkey By Arzu Geybullayeva Hundreds of women took the streets in Istanbul to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25. However, protestors were met with police violence, including tear gas and rubber … Continue reading In Turkey women faced rubber bullets, tear gas from police as they marched to end gender-based violence

Reading Ti-Grace Atkinson’s Amazon Odyssey: Resistance Means Being Revolutionary and Radical, Not Reactionary

By Jocelyn Crawley Women all over the world should be unequivocally enraged about the ongoing abuse, degradation, and harassment that members of the male-invented class “female” continue to experience in these ostensibly “progressive, postmodern” times. They apparently are not. I suspect this is because men in power have systematically obscured information that would enable women … Continue reading Reading Ti-Grace Atkinson’s Amazon Odyssey: Resistance Means Being Revolutionary and Radical, Not Reactionary

Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife

How do we fight? All together. What is resistance? Organized. Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife by Trinity La Fey “Men understood what it is to be in a war and you gotta’ be armed.  Women don’t have that knowledge.”  – Phyllis Chesler. . . . “But humour, after all, in patriarchy, is just … Continue reading Passions, Humour and the Vocabulary of Strife

Don’t teach your kids to ‘explore gender’ — refuse to teach them ‘gender’ at all

Owen Lloyd, a parent of two young children, reflects on gender, raising children, and how to navigate the maze of gender stereotypes and gender oppression. By Owen Lloyd / Feminist Current Today, my son came inside to show me a caterpillar he had discovered in the yard. He was dressed in his typical fashion, which, … Continue reading Don’t teach your kids to ‘explore gender’ — refuse to teach them ‘gender’ at all

The Mignonnes Question

In this piece, Trinity La Fey breaks down Maïmouna Doucouré’s film Mignonnes, which has become extremely controversial. The Mignonnes Question by Trinity La Fey Frenchwoman Maïmouna Doucouré, who wrote and directed ‘Cuties’ (English translation), a film which has sparked an online petition calling for it’s removal from Netflix’s streaming platform, has defended her work against … Continue reading The Mignonnes Question

Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

By Aimee Wild I find articles describing freedom of speech irritating, because they come from a place of privilege that most people do not have. Freedom of speech means owning or possessing the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Having the ability to verbalise one’s thoughts is a key component … Continue reading Entitlement and the Freedom to Destroy the Planet

The Woman Who Hunts Poachers

Photo credit: Kinessa Johnson and True Activist Editor’s Note: DGR does not endorse Kinessa Johnson or VETPAW, and views significant parts of their work as problematic (e.g. pervasive use of nationalistic propaganda, an implicit white saviour narrative, and echoes of imperialism). However, this phenomenon is interesting and worth discussing. by Liam Campbell Kinessa Johnson is … Continue reading The Woman Who Hunts Poachers

The Creation of Patriarchy

Editors note: Gerda Lerner (1920-2013) was a historian, author and teacher. She was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University. Lerner was one of the founders of the field of women’s history, and was a former president of the Organization of American Historians. She taught … Continue reading The Creation of Patriarchy

DGR Eugene hosts Robert Jensen

Last week, a member of DGR Eugene brought author and radical activist Robert Jensen (no relation to Derrick Jensen) to town to give a talk titled “Patriarchy: Left, Right, and Center.” Video of the talk can be found here. The audio isn’t great, but improves partway through the talk. It is listenable throughout. In his … Continue reading DGR Eugene hosts Robert Jensen