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The hijab has liberated me from society’s expectations of women

May 28, 2012

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Wearing the hijab doesn’t have to be about religious dedication. For me, it is political, feminist and empowering Nadiya Takolia guardian.co.uk, Monday 28 May 2012 A woman wearing a hijab. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images When you think of the hijab, you probably don’t think “political”. Or “independent”. Or “empowered”. Feminist? Certainly not – feminism is far […]

Sweden’s New Gender-Neutral Pronoun: Hen

April 12, 2012

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A country tries to banish gender. By Nathalie RothschildPosted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 By most people’s standards, Sweden is a paradise for liberated women. It has the highest proportion of working women in the world, and women earn about two-thirds of all degrees. Standard parental leave runs at 480 days, and 60 of those days […]

The rise of Mormon feminist bloggers

March 20, 2012

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Women are using social media to challenge the patriarchy of the Mormon church Frieda Klotz guardian.co.uk, Monday 19 March 2012 Mormon feminists are increasingly finding kindred spirits online. Photograph: D’Arcy Benincosa On her 30th birthday, which she celebrated in New York City, D’Arcy Benincosa did the wildest thing she could think of: she ordered a […]

Yvonne Ridley: finding feminism in Islam

March 17, 2012

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Posted on 16 March 2012.Lucy Miller WVoN co-editor Yvonne Ridley is a journalist, author, peace activist and film-maker. She was captured by the Taliban in September 2001 after crossing the Afghan border wearing a burqa. After her release she read the Qur’an and subsequently converted to Islam. WVoN spoke to her about feminism, faith and […]

In Art, a Strong Voice for Chinese Women

March 10, 2012

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By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOWPublished: March 7, 2012 BEIJING — It almost wouldn’t be a real Chinese art opening without security officials barging in and ordering paintings off the wall. By that yardstick alone, the Saturday opening of Bald Girls, a feminist art show in the 798 arts district of Beijing, was a tremendous success. Plainclothes […]

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin

February 4, 2012

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Anonymous band with provocative anti-Putin lyrics – who have become a symbol of Russian youth’s discontent – are preparing for their next surprise performance Miriam Elder in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 February 2012 Members of Pussy Riot perform on a platform in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow. Photograph: Anna Artemeva/AFP/Getty Images […]

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin

February 4, 2012

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Anonymous band with provocative anti-Putin lyrics – who have become a symbol of Russian youth’s discontent – are preparing for their next surprise performance Miriam Elder in Moscow guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 February 2012 Members of Pussy Riot perform on a platform in front of St Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow. Photograph: Anna Artemeva/AFP/Getty Images […]