'To be female is, in every case, to become what someone else wants. At bottom, everyone is a sissy.’
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.
'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
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?
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.
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