I was bullied in school for not fitting in, while at home my father abused alcohol to cope with his pain. I learned there is something wrong with some people. To avoid this trap of authority, we must allow for the queer and glorious differences between us.
Youth-led mobilisation has mocked and
exposed patriarchal power by unmasking its politics of social control. Are we
on the threshold of a new politics of gender creating cross-gender alliances
around struggles against autocracy?
Every generation of little girls
and women needs
to learn its past so that it can imagine a future in which gender
equality is the norm and not the exception. This is why Ruth Rosen
argues that it is still necessary to have a token month every year
devoted to women's lives
As battles over women’s human rights rage on around the world,
governments prepare to gather in New York next week to set some definitive
agreements at the UN’s annual Commission on the Status of Women
The death of Reeva Steenkamp has highlighted the problematic
way in which the media treat the issue of domestic violence. We need a
better way to transmit and therefore tackle the reality – how violence is built
into our lives and how space is gendered, says Heather McRobie.
precariat, a class-in-the-making, is the first mass class in history that has
systematically been losing rights built up for citizens. So, why is it the new
dangerous class and how is it differentiated from other class groups in the evolving
global labour process?
I remember when I first discovered internet porn – I was 17 years old. Fascinated by this world of unleashed sexual expression and fantasy, I couldn’t get enough of it. I thought I'd outgrow my porn habit over time. But I never did.
A new Israeli law creating a legal distinction between Arabs of Christian and Muslim descent passes in the Knesset. Basing the categorisation and status of citizenship on religious and ethnic identifications creates systemic barriers to those citizens who are not deemed acceptable members of the state.
How are African feminist activists navigating
the potential and the power dynamics of communication in the digital age?
Jennifer Radloff surveys the field in her introduction to Feminist Africa’s latest edition,
“e-spaces : e-politics”.
This month oD 50.50's platform Our Africa
launches a special collaboration with Africa’s leading gender studies journal Feminist Africa.
Series editors Jessica Horn and Simidele Dosekun explain the thinking
I plead guilty to the indictment of avowed
optimism. We have entered an age of resistance for which we must build an analytics. New forms,
strategies and subjects of resistance and insurrection appear regularly without knowledge
of or guidance from Badiou, Zizek or Negri.
US school shooters weren't just pathological murderers, they were
responding to suffocating beliefs about masculinity. The 'sea of
pink', Nelson Mandela and the AIDS memorial quilt show that to
thrive, everyone needs more social room.
To raise the quality of life, we must lower the cost of living for one
another, and that’s what ‘buy low, sell low’ economics has to offer. This is
the fourth article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of
Feminists today are occupied by seemingly endless Twitter debates. But this is a politics of representation: our attention needs to move towards a politics of change. What are we not doing while so many of our movement's resources are being used like this?
citizenship’ is a ‘constituent’ process that emerges, develops and is
constantly elaborated within social practices. How does the practice of the
commons effect it? This week’s guest feature reports back on an experiment
conducted last September in Teatro Valle.
Bosnian women live
with the malign consequences of a peace agreement engineered by internationals
between male war leaders. Syrian peace negotiations are heading the same way.
Recently Syrian women met with Bosnian counterparts to strategize for a peace
that delivers on the interests of women and civil society.
The experience of female asylum seekers is distinct to their gender, particularly when survivors of
rape and torture, perpetrated by male state officials, are imprisoned and
guarded by men here in the UK. Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi reports on the campaign to set them
“Anytime you take the right away from me to vote”, says
85-year old Augustine Carter in Richmond, Virginia, “that takes away my
freedom. And if I don’t have no freedom, then that makes me a slave” (video, 6
Can philanthropy be more than a smile on the
face of inequality? Two of America's leading philanthropists say "yes."
This is the second article in our series on the role of money in the
transformation of society.
The fact is that Islamic feminists in western
countries, and especially in France, struggle with identity affiliations and
fight against multiple forms of oppression that bind them to post-colonial and
The towering intellect and powerful political imagination of this generous teacher, cultural theorist and campaigner produced some of the most incisive
analysis of the workings of post-imperial Britain and the impact of globalisation
on culture and politics.