feminism

  • The threat of Incel and gender violence

    On Monday April 23rd 2018, the driver of a white van ran over a pedestrian in the streets of Toronto, Canada. Then, the van climbed onto the sidewalk and proceeded to plough over people indiscriminately. The incident ended with 10 victim fatalities and 14 people injured, according to the Toronto Police....
  • The streets talk of feminism in Tunisia

    On a late and cold Sunday evening in Tunis, it was too late to find a café that stays open long enough for two women to settle in for a long talk. When we met Tunisian street artist Sangoura, we went from one café to the next the streets...
  • Gioconda Belli: revolutionary woman, poet and political activist

    And God made me woman, with long hair, eyes, nose and a woman’s mouth. With curves and folds and soft hollows and dug into me, and made me a workshop for human beings. God delicately wove my nerves, carefully balanced the number of my hormones, composed my blood and...
  • A New Muslim Feminism?

    In Berlin, the opening of a new and most unusual mosque, the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque, has incited both support and outrage. What makes this mosque special is that both men and women pray together. This mixed mosque was founded and is led by the female imam and self-proclaimed Muslim...
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    Feminism: more than just a fashion trend

    In the aftermath of the Women’s March on Washington big fashion brands saw a market opportunity. Dior, inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie´s essay, was one of the first to tailor their spring 2017 collection to the “feminist cause”, with t-shirts reading “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS”, across the front....
  • Can I be a feminist and still go to Iran?

    Two events of particular importance took place last week: the opening of the Women’s World Chess Championship and an official visit by Swedish EU Affairs and Trade Minister Ann Linde leading a business delegation in  Tehran. Both events have reignited the debate about how self-proclaimed feminists should engage with...
  • Revolution, not resolution

    2016 has been a dreadful year for many reasons. The rise of a politics dominated by real or imaginary scandals and post-truth rhetoric rather than debates on real needs and policy issues. The intensification of violence, hate, intolerance, cynicism, opportunism and frustration often amplified by technologically mediated social relations...
  • The Politics of Love

    Historically, women’s movements around the world have been speaking out against patriarchal structures and systems rooted in machismo– the concept that masculine characteristics are superior to feminine ones. In Spain, the cultural pervasion of machismo has had negative implications for violence against women. Though gender rights and roles have progressed considerably, the...
  • ON Feminism: Culture does not make people, People make culture

    Feminism is often branded in the wrong way: many think of women who grow their armpit hairs really long, have loads of meaningless sex (what is that anyways?) and are extremely angry with men. They are misled. In the last few days I have been hearing the word feminism...
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