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صراع النسوية الأفضل فيمين/مسلمة برايد

المصدر: الغوص عميقاً

تشن فيمين حملة لإنقاذ النساء “المسلمات – العرب” عن طريق محاربة أسباب قمعهم المتمثلة في الحجاب والنقاب، فتخرج “مسلمة برايد” لتعلن أن النساء العرب “.والمسلمات لا يحتجن لإنقاذ خصوصا من ”أمثال فيمين

فيمين تريد انقاذي، ومسلمه برايد تعلن أني لست بحاجة للإنقاذ! أنا – للسخرية- فخورة بحجابي وإسلامي، والمجموعتان ضد بعضهما فيما يشبه الحرب لإثبات من هي النسوية الافضل Read the rest of this entry

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LEBANON: Women and politics in Lebanon

Lebanese Christian women training during the civil war, 1976.

Article by a Lebanese woman describing the position of women in both Muslim and Christian communities as the country slid into civil war. Read the rest of this entry

EGYPT: Women in Graffiti: A Tribute to the Women of Egypt

January 7, 2013

Pharaonic women in battle by Alaa Awad

Pharaonic women in battle by Alaa Awad

It’s a battle, being a woman in an Arab country, but perhaps the dire conditions makes us fighters. Since January 25, so many foreign reporters have waxed on about the awakening of Arab women in the Arab Spring; and how the revolutions liberated us/made us wake up and smell the coffee/made us throw off our headscarves and run happily through the meadows. Read the rest of this entry

On Sexual Poverty

A society based upon concentrated power and economic exchange impoverishes every area of life, even those that are most intimate. We hear a great deal of talk about women’s liberation, gay liberation and even sexual liberation within anarchist circles. And analyses of male domination, patriarchy and hetero-sexism are not so hard to find, but the reality of sexual impoverishment seems to be largely ignored, questions of sexual expression being largely limited to those surrounding monogamy, non-monogamy, poly-amory and other such issues of the mechanics of loving relationships. This limitation is itself, in my opinion, a reflection of our sexual impoverishment – let’s limit ourselves to speaking of such relational mechanics so that we can avoid the question of the quality of these relationships. Read the rest of this entry

GIRL BRIDES IN YEMEN: THE FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO SAY NO