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 […]

Women in Tunisia Are Fighting For Their Rights — And Winning

Women in Tunisia Are Fighting For Their Rights — And Winning

Maia Blume – Policymic – Thursday, 18 July 2013 (originally published 16 Jul) For the last fifty years, the rights of Tunisian women have been guaranteed by law, thanks to Tunisia’s first president, Habib Bourguiba, in 1956. Not only were women given the right to vote and divorce, but abortion was also legalized and polygamy […]

Statue of Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Mississippi

Statue of Fannie Lou Hamer unveiled in Mississippi

Monica Land – theGRIO NBC News – Friday, 12 October 2012 (originally published  11 Oct) MISSISSIPPI, United States: Scores of men, women and children attended the recent unveiling of a statue honoring the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer in her hometown of Ruleville, Miss. Hamer, who would have been 95 on Oct. 6, […]

Time for Canada to declare International Women’s Day official holiday

Time for Canada to declare International Women’s Day official holiday

Ellen Woodsworth – Vancouver Observer – Tuesday, 06 March 2012 (originally published 02 Mar) March 8 is creeping nearer, and with that comes International Women’s Day. All over the world, women and their friends will celebrate this amazing day (you can find information on Vancouver’s festivities, here). Where would you like to be, and how would you like […]

Saudi elections – Women seek vote

Saudi elections – Women seek vote

Asma Alsharif – Reuters news – Tuesday, 26 April, 2011 (Reuters: JEDDA) – Sara Abbar knew what would happen when she and her 28-year-old daughter tried to register to vote in Saudi Arabia’s municipal elections. The vote, set for September, ruled out in advance any participation by the country’s 9 million women. “We will keep […]