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‘We Will Not Let Egypt Burn’ : Nawal El Saadawi

our new address http://feministsindia.com/ For more than five decades, the famed Egyptian physician, writer and feminist has been fighting the powers that be. The Root caught up with her just hours before President Mubarak stepped down. By: Rebecca Walker http://www.theroot.com/views/egypt-catching-history-nawal-el-saadawi Nawal El Saadawi — an Egyptian psychiatrist, scholar, novelist, feminist and activist — has been … Continue reading

India’s Hall of Shame

our new address http://feministsindia.com/ Why is the Nitish Kumar’s Bihar Govt. giving character certificates to rape-accused BJP MLA of Purnea and slandering the rape victim as a ‘blackmailer’ and ‘murderess’? Why is Mayawati’s UP police jailing a minor girl who is gang rape victim and protecting the accused BSP MLA? Why are rapists of a … Continue reading

What’s it like to wear a burqa ― A young woman’s experience

our new address http://feministsindia.com/   http://www.write2kill.in/reports-editorials/women/541.html When the burqa debate was raging across the world, a young Pakistani women’s rights activist, who doesn’t wear a headscarf as a rule, travelled to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to see for herself what it meant to wear one. This is her story. Gulali Ismail, a 24-year-old university student in … Continue reading

What we celebrate when we mark 8 March

our new address http://feministsindia.com/   By: Laxmi Murthy http://www.himalmag.com/In-defence-of-symbolism_nw4327.html Bilash Rai International Day of the Boy Child, Men’s Day, Global Week of the Brahmin, World King’s Day. Ever heard of those? For obvious reasons, it is only victims who get their day. Politely called ‘subalterns’ or the ‘oppressed’, it is those who have never been … Continue reading

Give me back my movement!

http://www.justassociates.org/blog/2009/11/give-me-back-my-movement.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NW0912 “We must involve the bosses. We can not move without them. The bosses are our partners. Many of them are just victims of the system too. Most of the employers mean well. All we need to do is raise their awareness and they will be ok. We did a workshop with some of the … Continue reading

A Feminist Till I Die

http://www.openthem agazine.com/ article/arts- letters/a- feminist- till-i-die The wild hair may have taken on strands of silver and seats may be offered to her on the bus. But ARSHIA SATTAR keeps her sword polished and shining because there’s many a battle to be fought still. I was asked by a man to write about how feminism … Continue reading

Playing With Gender: A Feminist Critique

by Kipp Pietrantonio http://elder-geek.com/2009/11/playing-with-gender/ By the year 2012 it is estimated that there will be 190 million households worldwide that own video games consoles, with 93% of children playing video games at some time. Many individuals have looked at gender in music or film, but rarely has it been looked at from the perspective of … Continue reading

The Heart of India is Under Attack

Arundhati Roy http://www.guardian .co.uk/commentis free/2009/ oct/30/mining- india-maoists- green-hunt The low, flat-topped hills of south Orissa have been home to the Dongria Kondh long before there was a country called India or a state called Orissa. The hills watched over the Kondh. The Kondh watched over the hills and worshipped them as living deities. Now these … Continue reading

It’s Not a Man’s World or a Woman’s Nation

By Gloria Steinem http://womensmediac enter.com/ ex/101509. html October 15, 2009 You’re going to be seeing a multimedia blitz about a new national study of women’s status called The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. Gloria Steinem gives you a preview of this project created by Maria Shriver and a D.C. think tank, and suggests … Continue reading