Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)

Elle Hardy, Claire Lehmann, Trisha Jha, Paula Matthewson – Guardian – Friday, 18 April 2014 (originally published 13 Apr) Popular feminism is an orthodoxy that despises challenge. “You’re not a feminist?”, I’m asked, as though it means I’m threatening my own independence or advocating domestic violence. It may sound trite, but I choose to identify […]

[Brazil] Joyce Does It Her Way

[Brazil] Joyce Does It Her Way

Joe Nocera – New York Times – Thursday, 25 February 2014 (originally published 17 Feb) I’d like to tell you a story about a Brazilian musician you’ve probably never heard of. Her name is Joyce Moreno; she is 66 and has been singing and composing professionally for 47 years, during which time she has made […]

Walking 1,243 miles across China to promote women’s rights

Walking 1,243 miles across China to promote women’s rights

Abby for Global Post – WNN Breaking (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Traveling alone on foot is still a new concept in China. While some women like the adventurous idea, they worry about sexual harassment on the road. That’s why Chinese feminist activist Xiao Meili started her new project: Beautiful Feminist Walk- […]

Caught between the Right & the Left: Protecting the religious rights of global women

Caught between the Right & the Left: Protecting the religious rights of global women

Meredith Tax – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD) New York, N.Y. UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I have spent the last twenty years working on issues of women and religious censorship.  As a feminist activist in International PEN and then in Women’s WORLD, I couldn’t help noticing that increasing numbers of women writers were being targeted by […]

Do French women need feminism?

Do French women need feminism?

Sara Miller Llana – Christian Science Monitor – Wednesday, 09 January 2013 (originally published 08 Jan) When ex-model and former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy made comments in the December issue of Paris Vogue declaring, “My generation doesn’t need feminism,” Anne-Cécile Mailfert, one of many French women catching the news on her iPhone, was aghast. […]

Gender Activism Website Provides Much-Needed Platform for Zimbabweans Globally

Gender Activism Website Provides Much-Needed Platform for Zimbabweans Globally

Geri-Leigh Diana – Global Press Institute – Friday, 03 August 2012 (originally published 01 Aug) HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Fungai Machirori seems wise beyond her 28 years. The vibrant woman smiles from behind her glasses in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, before speaking about her brainchild, a website called Her Zimbabwe. “It’s an important space for the alternative […]