Featured Image: A strike against violence against women in Buenos Aires, October 2016. (Image: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images) by Raquel Rosario Sanchez / Feminist Current The Argentinian feminist collective behind Black Wednesday back in October have called for an International Women’s Strike. Planned to coincide with the International Day to End Violence Against Women, Ni … Continue reading Argentinian Feminist Collective Calls for International Women’s Strike on March 8th
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
The Women’s March took place on January 21st, the day after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, in Washington, D.C. Upwards of 500,000 participated in the march, over twice the anticipated 200,000 and three times the estimated 160,000 in attendance at the inauguration. Sister marches also occurred throughout the U.S. and across all seven continents; a total of 673 … Continue reading Women’s March 2017: Power Concedes Nothing Without A Demand
by Women’s Liberation Front NEW YORK, NY.: The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) announced today that it will be partnering with the Christian group Family Policy Alliance (FPA) in submitting a friend-of-the-court brief in the Supreme Court challenging President Obama’s Title IX “bathroom mandate.” The joint brief argues that allowing males who self-identify as … Continue reading Radical Feminist Group Joins Christian Conservative Group in Amicus Brief
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 Renée Gerlich A New Zealand Prostitutes Collective (NZPC) spokesperson has instigated an online pact against yours truly. That might flatter me, if it weren’t so effective. It’s titled “Against Human Rights” – appropriately, since it exists specifically to help negate an individual woman’s rights to further education, a voice, and a livelihood. The pact (below) misrepresents my concerns about women‘s safety and the … Continue reading Liberation or liberalism? Women, it’s time to choose!
There are many branches of feminism. Radical feminism takes aim at the root cause of the crisis facing women: the system of violence that keeps people divided by sex with a dominant class (men) and an oppressed class (women). This system of violence is called patriarchy, and over the past two thousand years it has … Continue reading What is radical feminism?
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?