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‘Who Needs Feminism?’ New Tumblr Promotes Gender Equality

April 15, 2012


1 day ago by Matt Petronzio Move over, Feminist Ryan Gosling — there’s a new Tumblr battling sexism. On Wednesday, 16 undergraduate students at Duke University launched Who Needs Feminism?, a campaign that encourages feminist and gender egalitarian discussion over social media. The Tumblr features posters and statements from individuals explaining why feminism is important. […]

Yvonne Ridley: finding feminism in Islam

March 17, 2012


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 […]

How we can connect with feminism’s global future

March 16, 2012


In the west, feminism has stalled. But elsewhere, women have found in it a new model of Enlightenment rights and freedoms Naomi Wolf, Wednesday 14 March 2012 Women join a protest against Yemen’s then President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz, April 2011, enraged by his remarks that it was against Islam for women to […]