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Simon Reynolds profiles experimental pioneer and prescient thinker Laurie Spiegel, whose groundbreaking work with computers in the 70s and 80s ...
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Having the right to show up and speak are basic to survival, to dignity, and to liberty. I’m grateful that, after an early life of being silenced, sometimes violently, I grew up to have a voice, circumstances that will always bind me to the rights of the voiceless. Rebecca (August 19, 2012)
The headline on the Conservative party's latest mailout reads He's in way over his head, but what's drawn around Justin Trudeau's head could be carrying a powerful subliminal message too.
According to Sisters in Spirit, a research, education and policy initiative led by Aboriginal women from 2005 until 2010, there are at least582 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in this country.
"I would love for the Prime Minister to make a comment about missing and murdered Aboriginal women or to meet some of our parents and our families," says Maloney.
Nine provinces are supporting the call for an inquiry, but the response from the federal government has been "dead silence," according to Maloney.
Slut-shaming, name-calling and no respect: welcome to life in literary America for a 21st century female author.
"FEMEN needs to recognize that Muslim women do in fact have agency, and the idea that Muslim women are helpless, passively indoctrinated by the alleged evils of Islam, and desperately need of Western feminist help is oppressive and orientalist. Patriarchy is not specific to Islam — although there are inarguably extreme and truly saddening examples of misogyny in the Muslim community, patriarchy is a global issue. Furthermore, feminism is not only a Western institution — to assume that Muslim women need someone to "speak for" them is insulting to all the grassroots political organizing and activism that Muslim feminists have done. It's disturbing how a the rhetoric of "women's liberation" has been co-opted to justify aggression, violence, and prejudice against Muslim communities. In what way is it appropriate to "rescue" women by indulging in and re-circulating essentializing, stereotyped, and offensive depictions of their culture?"
Earlier today, members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a "topless jihad
This symposium marks the twenty-first year of the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center by celebrating the work of leading scholars in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, including former and current Research Associates, Five College faculty, students, and community partners.
Last week, Elise Andrew, who runs the I F*cking Love Science Facebook page that has 4.3 million fans, posted a link to her newly created Twitter account, which included a photo of her.
On the occasion of the publication of an anthology of her writing and the accession of a NY Wages for Housework archive at Mayday Rooms in London, Marina Vishmidt interviewed Silvia Federici on her extensive contribution to feminist thought and recent...
The ratio of male to female writers published in literary journals, magazines, and book reviews remains largely disproportionate in favor of male writers. But the lit mag Creative Nonfiction's curr...
There are many ways of telling the history of universal computation, and many origins of the technologies we now consider computational machines.
OTTAWA - The RCMP says it wants to get to the bottom of abuse allegations against its officers in British Columbia, but the international rights watchdog that has publicized them isn't helping them investigate.
In this 27th issue, the .dpi team is challenging the notion of hacking as a term strictly associated with computers and security. We are opening up this topic by inviting feminist scholars and artists to offer a vision of hacktivism, that is, hacking with an aim. By doing so, we want to encourage feminist approaches to hacking, interrogating and interlinking disciplines that do not always logically go together. Indeed, the present themed section brings together digital artists, art performers, feminist activists, and interdisciplinary scholars. The texts we are presenting cover transformative subjects ranging from biohacking to body hacking, from coding to dancing, from hackerspaces to safer spaces, from self-care to hacking with care.
Five university students launched Miss G Project eight years ago to get gender studies into high schools. It’s finally happening.
Chitra Nagarajan: International solidarity should take its cue from the women affected, not try to impose values on communities
“Women leaders aren't all feminist heroes. Some just bring us closer to parity in historically male-dominated field of fascistic governance,”tweeted Rebecca Traister, who wrote a book about Hillary Clinton’s historic 2008 presidential run. She added, “Which, by the way, is not nothing!”
Counter-protest launched against 'Topless Jihad Day'.
"Feminism, queer activism and queer studies have engaged with questions of technology, computing, and social media. In this workshop we are interested in exploring a range of themes around mediation and gender/sexuality activism – and particularly how digital technologies, art and social media can present possibilities or impossibilities for social equality."
Last Wednesday, acclaimed rocket scientist Yvonne Brill died. To honor her, the New York Times' obituary opened by remarking on her "mean beef stroganoff."
You too, Canada? You too? Keith Ashfield, a Conservative Party member of the Canadian House of Commons, was recently on tour to promote the Canadian budget.
'...it is an issue of budget, in a way; if Ashfield thinks that one half of Canada's population is only good for cooking and cleaning — perhaps that's something that should be addressed.'
"So, how do you fix that? I’m just shooting rubber bands at the night sky but here are a few ideas: Put women’s studies in high school the curriculum from war heroes to politicians, writers, speakers, activists, revolutionaries and let young people understand that women have been kicking ass in high threat conditions for ages and they are worthy of respect.
Total sex ed in school. Learn how it all works. Learn what the definition of statutory rape is and that it is rape, that date rape is rape, that rape is rape.
In the spirit of equal time, sites like Huffington Post should have sections for male anatomy hanging out instead of just the idiotic celebrity “side boob” and “nip slip” camera ops. I have no idea what that would be like to have a camera in my face at every turn, looking for “the” shot. I know what some of you are saying. “Then why do they wear clothes like that unless they want those photos taken?” I don’t know what to tell ya. Perhaps just don’t take the fuckin picture? Evolve? I don’t know.
Education, truth, respect, equality—these are the things that can get you from a to b very efficiently."
"Friedan captured a paradox that many women struggle with today. The elimination of the most blatant denials of one’s rights can be very disorienting if you don’ have the ability to exercise one right without giving up another."
The RCMP says it takes the allegations in a report from the Human Rights Watch that claims Mounties are failing to protect native women and girls in northern B.C "very seriously."
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