Category Archive: Women

Sep 02 2012

September 2012: Freedom and Nudity

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September 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of atheist  blogger, Emily Dietle. Here’s what Emily said about the project: – Why did you join the ‘Scream’ and Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar? There are people who are actively trying to silence, shame, and control women, in this country …

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Aug 02 2012

There is still a lot to do!

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Aug 02 2012

British Police: You did the Islamic morality police proud

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join the FEMEN action against Sharia law and Islamism at the Olympics today as I am really sick and travelling tomorrow for a conference in Montreal (which I would most likely have missed since they were arrested). Reza Moradi was there and filmed their action and the police’s brutal arrest. …

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Aug 02 2012

FEMEN activists arrested

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Police were brutal towards the FEMEN activists protesting Sharia law and Islamist states in the Olympics. I got a text today saying that four activists had been arrested at their action today. This report says five. Shame on the British police. They have arrested the wrong people. There are plenty of representatives of Islamic states …

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Aug 02 2012

A victory for women!?

Have you seen the new Egyptian channel called Maria where women must all wear the niqab and full Islamic veil to work there? An Islamic ‘scholar’ says this is a ‘victory for women’. Really? Is anyone else finding absurd the contradiction of hiding women away in a mobile prison and then putting them on television …

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Aug 01 2012

Topless activism against the Olympics and Sharia law

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  As you know, we’ve been involved in some protests against the International Olympics Committee’s violation of its principles of gender equality and neutrality with regards Islamic states, veiling and inequality. On 25 July, One Law for All co-organised an event on this at which activist Sundas Hoorain spoke. Here is her speech. Tomorrow, FEMEN is organising …

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Aug 01 2012

August 2012: I am my body

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August 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of atheist writer and blogger, Greta Christina, who was one of the first women to agree to take part in the calendar. When Greta was asked why nudity and the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar, she said: Sexuality is one of …

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May 28 2012

None of your business!

For those who think all ‘Muslims’ think alike and love to live under restrictions and Sharia law, here’s a brilliant video of a Saudi woman refusing to comply with the demand of the morality police that she leave the mall because her hair is showing, she’s got nail polish and lip stick. She stands her …

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Apr 25 2012

25 July 2012: Protest against the Olympics Committee’s failure to implement principles of equality and neutrality

On 25 July 2012 in conjunction with the opening of the London Olympics, ‘London 2012: Justice for Women’ is organising a protest against the Olympics Committee’s failure to implement principles of equality and neutrality. The group’s concerns include the banning of female athletes in contravention of principles of equality by Saudi Arabia and the inclusion …

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Dec 05 2011

What happened to all that talk on Afghan women’s rights?

The second Bonn conference starts today to determine Afghanistan’s future ten years after the fall of the Taliban. As was to be expected, women were excluded from the talks (until less than ten days ago and as a result of protests).  ‘Gender issues are going to have to take a back seat to other priorities,’ …

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Dec 03 2011

Women driving leads to the end of virginity

‘Scholars’ at Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council have warned that allowing women to drive would bring about a surge in ‘corruption’, ‘homosexuality’ and ‘divorce’. It would also be the ‘end of virginity’. Well then, drive they must. (Via Mostafa Saber)    

Dec 01 2011

Don’t give me that look

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Dec 01 2011

Gulnaz pardoned… so she can marry her rapist

Hamid Karzai is pardoning Gulnaz, the Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence after she was raped. But don’t get too excited. He is pardoning her so she can marry her rapist! According to a statement from the presidential palace, ‘As the both sides [Gulnaz and the rapist] have agreed to get married to each …

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Nov 30 2011

There’s a reason more women are in hell!

There is a rational reason for why there are more women in hell and you thought it was all just religious mumbo jumbo:

Nov 28 2011

Anyone looking for a job?

The women’s basij group (the Islamic regime of Iran’s paramilitary militia) has trained 52,000 ‘experts’ to ‘promote chastity and veiling’ in the society. Maybe some of those ‘progressives’ who so love the hejab can join the women’s basij as they are also looking to create an Institute for chastity and veiling and a group of …

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Nov 22 2011

Calling All Nude Photo Revolutionaries

Remember Calendar Girls when a group of women posed nude to raise money for charity? As a follow up to the photo of Israeli women who stripped in solidarity with Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, why not make a calendar of Nude Photo Revolutionaries in homage to Aliaa and also to raise awareness on free …

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Nov 22 2011

Don’t utter her name but feel free to mention who she belongs to

23 year old Afghan university student Khaleda Mohammadi was beaten by her husband and prevented from leaving home for three weeks. Why? One of her male classmates uttered her name in public.

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Nov 21 2011

Some women are deficient in intelligence…

Mona Salah, an Egyptian parliament candidate for the Islamist Salafi Movement told Al-Sharq Alawsat (an Egyptian newspaper) ‘Women are deficient in mind and religion’* and are not permitted to have authority by taking on the position of Presidency.

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Nov 19 2011

Forget breasts, cover those tempting eyes!

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The Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (yes, it’s really their name), can order women with ‘tempting’ eyes to cover them up.

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Nov 16 2011

Women: how not to get punished!

Here’s a good video for women who keep getting punished. It’s unnecessary as long as you remember to ask permission and to know your place…

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