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Aug 27 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Ophelia Benson

I’m a feminist because the world I live in isn’t. I’m a feminist because I feel fully human, just as human as anyone else, including any male person, but the world is not arranged as if women were as human as men. The local portion of the world I live in is much better in …

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Aug 17 2012

”I am not afraid of you. I am not afraid of you” –Pussy Riots

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The Russian authorities have an exceptional talent for letting their mistakes be blown out of proportion. Pussy Riot Found Guilty and Sentenced. Three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of “hooliganism” and sentenced to two years in prison today in Russia. The maximum sentence for the charges was seven years. …

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Aug 15 2012

Fuck you, Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia wants to build women-only cities. Dear Saudi Women, When I first heard of Saudi Arabia’s plan to build women-only cities, I got so angry that I shouted, ‘What the fuck! you wanna build a women-only city, like a black-only ghetto? You force women to wear burqa, they have no face, no identity, no …

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Aug 11 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Rosa Rubicondior

The reason I am a feminist is really quite simple: I am a feminist because I am a Humanist and a socialist. I am a Humanist and a Socialist because I am a human being and I have a single guiding principle which, like a coin, has two sides: I am better than no one. …

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Aug 10 2012

Girls around the world. Warning: Violant Images

A Kurdish or Iranian girl was stoned to death for falling in love with someone who doesn’t belong to the same sect. A girl was whipped in Sudan for wearing trousers. A 17-year-old girl was flogged in Pakistan. A 17-year-old girl was molested in India. Girls around the world get molested, harassed, raped, gang-raped, trafficked, …

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Aug 08 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Richard Carrier

I am a feminist because feminism is simply the belief that women should be treated as fairly as men, and there is no factual or rational reason to want the world to work any other way. I would be a feminist even if women all the world over were treated as fairly as men and …

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Aug 08 2012

Free Pussy Riot

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What a shame! Prosecutors have called for Pussy Riot members to be jailed for 3 years! A verdict is expected in coming days. Prosecutors have called for three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be jailed for three years after arguing they had insulted all of Russian Orthodoxy and posed a danger …

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Aug 06 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Bina Shah

As a child in Pakistan, I grew up observing the lives of the women in my father’s family. Members of a type of religious nobility who claim lineage from the Prophet Muhammed, they followed the traditions of the Prophet’s wives and segregated themselves from all men outside their own blood relatives – a system known …

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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Aron Ra

Warning: I’m about to voice my opinion on feminism and misogyny in the freethought community. Get out while you can. I know I should keep my mouth shut like I have done for the whole last year, but I’ve I decided not to take my own advice anymore. When I was a little boy, (we’re …

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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Physioprof

While I leave it up to others to decide whether they consider me a feminist, it is the incontrovertible evidence of institutionalized misogyny I see with my own eyes every day that convinces me oppression of women is a global human rights emergency.

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