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Darkness Too Visible

Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?<p>Amy Freeman, a 46-year-old mother of three, stood recently in the young-adult section of her local Barnes & Noble, in Bethesda, Md., feeling thwarted and disheartened.<p>She had …

Books

Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox talks trans history.

Laverne Cox was one of the breakout stars of <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, which was itself the breakout small-screen hit of the summer. As Sophia Burset, …

Practical Feminism with Laurie Bertram Roberts

<b>Laurie Bertram Roberts</b> is President of Mississippi’s chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She is also a board delegate for the …

Women's WORLD

<b><br>Talking about feminism in Africa</b> <i> <br>ELAINE SALO speaks to PROFESSOR AMINA MAMA, one of Africa's leading contemporary feminist activist scholars whose</i> …

Talking Feminism with Spare Rib editor Marsha Rowe

Marsha Marsha Marsha<p>Marsha Rowe is a feminist icon. In 1972, she and pal Rosie Boycott founded <i>Spare Rib,</i> a feminist magazine based in the UK that …

Meet the new wave of activists making feminism thrive in a digital age

Madonna and Beyoncé are championing female empowerment, Spare Rib is to relaunch, and Facebook has had to respond to pressure to tackle misogyny. Tracy McVeigh reports on the return of the F-word<p>It was a remarkable victory when the social networking giant Facebook caved in to pressure last week and …

Marienne Cuison, known to friends as YenYen, is the Chair of Anakbayan Silicon Valley. Anakbayan (translated as “children of the nation”) is a comprehensive national democratic youth organization based in the Philippines that has chapters all over the world. It fights for social and economic justice for Filipino youth in the Philippines and ...

Marienne Cuison, known to friends as YenYen, is the Chair of Anakbayan Silicon Valley. Anakbayan (translated as “children of the nation”) is a …

Sampat Pal, head of India’s vigilante pink sari revolution.

<i>This article is excerpted from</i> Pink Sari Revolution<i>.</i><p>“Just who do you think you are?” is a question that Sampat is used to hearing. At times, she acts …

Feminists We Love: Mimi Thi Nguyen

Mimi Thi Nguyen is a feminist scholar, activist, and blogger. She is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at …

Kat Banyard: 'We were sold a lie on an almighty scale, that equality had been won, the battle was over'

Britain's leading young feminist talks about the global exploitation of pornography, women's right to an abortion, and the mass lobby of parliament she is leading<p>It's only when I arrive at the cafe where we're to meet that I realise I'm not sure what Kat Banyard looks like. Her anonymity presents …

Taking women’s lives seriously — an interview with Cynthia Enloe

Cynthia Enloe, via Connecticut College.<p>Curiosity, arguably, is the antidote to the passivity in politics. When we question the assumptions of …

An Interview With Disability Activist and "Good Kings Bad Kings" Author Susan Nussbaum

Susan Nussbaum is a celebrated disability activist, playwright and novelist. Her poignant and humorous debut, <i>Good Kings Bad Kings</i> tells the …

Mother and daughter doctor-heroes

They've been called the "saints of Somalia." Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where -- in the …

Violence against women -- it's a men's issue

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women's issues." But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are …

Understanding Islamic Feminism: Interview With Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Understanding Islamic Feminism:<br>Interview With Ziba Mir-Hosseini<p><b>By Yoginder Sikand</b><p>07 February, 2010 <b><br>Countercurrents.org</b><p>Born in Iran and now based in …

Féminisme à la Française: A New Wave for a New Generation?

“‘Islam’ d’ailleurs signifie, si je ne me trompe : ‘soumission’. Tout est dit!” (“Besides, ‘Islam’ means, if I am not mistaken: ‘submission’. There …

The challenges of raising children the feminist way

<i>. What sparked your research around feminist mothering, and why did you choose to specifically focus on mothers with daughters?</i><p><b>A.</b> My own struggle to …

Greta Gaard, editor of Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature

Speaking Truth to Chevron: An Interview with Nigerian Ecofeminist Emem Okon - Ms. Magazine Blog

Last week, leaders of communities harmed by oil giant Chevron descended upon the company’s annual shareholder meeting in San Ramon, California to …

Confessions of an accidental feminist

Whipping Girl: Interview with trans feminist Julia Serano

Details<p>Hits: 14105<p><b>Cath Davies</b> talks to writer, spoken word performer and activist Julia Serano, author of <i>Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism</i> …

Hari Kondabolu (pictured right) and Janine Brito (pictured left) are brave comics who aren’t afraid to speak truth to power and give a voice to the marginalized. Hari’s standup takes on white folks’ appropriation of Native American dress, the impossibility of a white Jesus, and that ever-pervasive question posed to people of ...

Photo by Matthias Clamer. Courtesy of FX.<p>Hari Kondabolu (pictured right) and Janine Brito (pictured left) are brave comics who aren’t afraid to speak …

In this post-Citizens United era, where it seems cash has more say in elections than people do, Greg Cendana did something remarkable. This past April, Cendana outpolled former four-term D.C. mayor Marion Barry and D.C. Councilman Jack Evans for a delegate seat at this year’s Democratic National Convention. Cendana, executive director of the ...

Gregory Cendana<p>In this post-Citizens United era, where it seems cash has more say in elections than people do, Greg Cendana did something remarkable. …

Secret Survivor: An Interview with Amita Swadhin

On the morning of July 16, 2012, I received a letter from Amita Swadhin, an activist and educator who is at the forefront of the movement to end …

Care Work and the Power of Women: An Interview with Selma James

In their 1972 pam­phlet <i>The Pow­er of Women and the Sub­ver­sion of the Com­mu­ni­ty</i>, Sel­ma James and Mari­arosa Dal­la Cos­ta pre­sent­ed an …

Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn

<b>ALERT: This talk contains graphic sexual language.</b><p>At TED2009, audience member Cindy Gallop gave a 4-minute presentation that became one of the …