"Where did my confidence go?" asked the little girl. She looked under the bed, but only saw monsters. She looked inside her closet, but only found insecurity. She looked at her bookshelf, but only saw absence.
To Become a Stereotype – Pictures Only
This post complements the article published on 4W.pub. It is based on a speech delivered in front of the UN CEDAW expert committee. In previous presentations, I had looked at how speech is used by men to define womanhood, in this one I've looked at how sight and images are used to define womanhood, hence the supplement.
Cassandra’s Resolutions for the New Year
we need to develop a feminist understanding of time. Indeed, the first specificity of women’s condition, compared to that of other male and female oppressed groups, is that the atrocities men commit against us are not historicised. We hear ‘prostitution has always existed’, ‘rape has always existed’. We are made to understand that male violence is like God: it never began so it can never end. Obviously, that's a lie.
Females by Mr Andrea Long Chu: A Telegrammic Review
The Provincial Times Series – ‘Jill and Giles Foundation to distribute Thanafix in India’
A press release from the Jill and Giles Foundation announced yesterday the distribution of 100 000 doses of Thanafix® in India. The drug developed by the US pharmaceutical company Gilgamesh Science is meant to alleviate the suffering of patients afflicted by incurable diseases such as destitution or hopelessness.
‘Feminism Allowed You to Speak’: Maintaining Intergenerational Feminist Solidarity in the Face of Sophisticated Attacks
'What a wonderful world it would be if some doctors not too different from Dr Hfuhruhurr would create the ‘perfect’ ‘fuckable’ female-shaped bodies to host the marvellous male brain: male head and female body; the structure of our patriarchal societies reproduced on the single' Little Red Riding Hood is the story of a little girl… Continue reading ‘Feminism Allowed You to Speak’: Maintaining Intergenerational Feminist Solidarity in the Face of Sophisticated Attacks
When Will I Be Young?
I keep seeing those magazine covers. Sophia Loren finally loving herself at 86. Glenn Close ‘beginning’ at 73. Jane Fonda in peace in her third act. Does it really take that long to feel free? Youth is overrated. You spend it figuring it out what is happening to you and the next thing you know… Continue reading When Will I Be Young?
Are we women ready to wake up? A review of Sheila Jeffreys’s autobiography Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life
Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life takes you to the revolutionary feminism of the 1970s to the lush Australian nature, down through the desert of the early 2000s all the way to today. Trigger warning is an occasion for us all to take stock on our achievements and most importantly where we have regressed.
Postfeminism and veiling, story of an unhappy marriage: Conceptualising veiling through postfeminism.
Advertising and the consumption of women: How sexist images in advertising have become sexualised
This presentation was given during the ‘Acting against sexist advertisement in public spaces’ panel in the European Parliament in Brussels on the 6th of March 2019. The panel was part of the wider event ‘S&D Gender Equality Youth Forum’. The speech has been edited with minor modifications and additions. A picture is worth a thousand… Continue reading Advertising and the consumption of women: How sexist images in advertising have become sexualised