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But What About Feminist Porn?

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?

No space for women

by Purple Sage A friend of mine went to an event recently and found the washrooms like this: The women’s washroom has been turned into a gender neutral washroom, and a sign on the door indicates women, men and in-between. The men’s washroom remains unchanged. Note: these are not single stall washrooms, they are group … Continue reading No space for women

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Originally posted by Michael Lovan on November 25 Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It’s officially recognized by the UN to raise awareness of the crimes perpetrated against women, including rape and domestic violence. Today also begins 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, preceding December 10’s International Human … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Abusive Men Make the Choice for Prostituted Women

Excerpt from Prostitution Narratives pages 82 to 83: I was a prostitute for three years. No one actually forced me physically into prostitution, but I also didn’t choose to grow up in a family with a drunken and violent stepfather. I didn’t choose to be sexually molested when I was 10 years old by a … Continue reading Abusive Men Make the Choice for Prostituted Women

Women cannot be afforded human status in a world where prostitution exists

I’m not telling my story in search of pity; none of us want your pity. I tell it as testimony to the bare truth of what prostitution is, the truth that every day is drenched in lies. I’m telling this truth not for myself but for all the women who are still suffering and all … Continue reading Women cannot be afforded human status in a world where prostitution exists

Women’s Resistance Tour stop in Los Angeles

On Sunday, November 6th, the Santa Barbara chapter of Deep Green Resistance hosted the first stop of the Women’s Resistance Tour in Los Angeles, CA.  There were approximately 25 attendees, traveling all the way from Sacramento in the north to San Diego in the south.   There were two presentations in the morning: 1. “Radical … Continue reading Women’s Resistance Tour stop in Los Angeles

DGR UK Autumn 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends, In March we facilitated a workshop at Grow Heathrow. It was a lively and interesting debate focused on Civilisation. We talked about why DGR believes the murder of the biosphere is caused by civilisation. Although not all the participants agreed, there was some support, many good questions were asked and the discussion ended … Continue reading DGR UK Autumn 2016 Newsletter

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

Creating alternative platforms for feminist analysis

This post comes from Feminist Current: On Saturday, December 5th, Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter hosted their annual Montreal Massacre Memorial event at the Vancouver Public Library. The event coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6th), the anniversary of the murders of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique … Continue reading Creating alternative platforms for feminist analysis

Toward Strategic Feminist Action

Artwork by Summer-Rain Bentham, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter PART ONE: First steps for an effective fight-back In the face of a worldwide crisis of male violence against women, radical feminists are preparing for a grassroots resurgence. This is the first in a series looking at effective strategies to take back women’s space and … Continue reading Toward Strategic Feminist Action