Category Archives: Feminism

Opinion | When Misogynists Become Terrorists – The New York Times

Despite a great deal of evidence that connects the dots between these mass killers and radical misogynist groups, we still largely refer to the attackers as “lone wolves” — a mistake that ignores the preventable way these men’s fear and anger are deliberately cultivated and fed online.

Here’s the term we should all use instead: misogynist terrorism. Until we grapple with the disdain for women that drives these mass murderers, and the way that the killers are increasingly radicalized on the internet, there will be no stopping future tragedies.

Over the past decade, anti-women communities on the internet — ranging from “men’s rights” forums and incels to “pickup artists” — have grown exponentially. While these movements differ in small ways, what they have in common is an organized hatred of women; the animus is so pronounced that the hate-watch group Southern Poverty Law Centertracks their actions.

Video of Iran ‘morality police’ wrestling with woman sparks outrage | World news | The Guardian

Source: Video of Iran ‘morality police’ wrestling with woman sparks outrage | World news | The Guardian

Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran’s vice-president for women’s affairs, denounced the treatment of the young woman on Twitter. “How could this treatment be justified?” she tweeted. “Even if they were insulted, should the police react like this? I categorically condemn this behaviour and will pursue the matter. This is a harsh and anti-religious treatment that no human deserves.”

The hypocrisy of Arab liberals – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.

Source: The hypocrisy of Arab liberals – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.

As a liberal, I believe liberalism is really about believing in your own individual freedom and that of those around you, and treating them as equals in their right to exist and live their lives.

What they wear, where they want to go, where they live, what they do for a living, who they pray to, who they want to sleep with, who they want to love … is really up to them. By freedom I mean everything that does not result in harming other individuals. Yes, those points were important enough to put in BOLD.

Exhibition Highlight | Butterfly Wu: Queen of the Movies

Source: Exhibition Highlight | Butterfly Wu: Queen of the Movies

In the 1920s, Hu Die emerged just as a new accent on realism in film saw women permitted to play lead female roles for the first time. Hu Die’s roles included aunt, mother, teacher, prostitute, celebrity, and working woman. She was the star of China’s first talking picture, Songstress Red Peony, 1931, and the first to wow audiences with martial arts skills. Her sophisticated acting skills and fine temperament earned her widespread popularity among local audiences, such that in 1933 Hu Die was publicly anointed “Queen of the Movies”. Today, Hu Die is still credited as one of the best actresses of early cinema in China.

(1) Pussy Riot & Dave Sitek – Bad Apples – YouTube

you thought that i just made this for the club / no way i got this microphone to wake you up / and say that i can do just what i want right here / today and i don’t hear those sirens anyway / ok damn fools drunk on power dirty thieves, tiny cowards you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! you say that you don’t like my attitude / it’s true i made its just for me and not for you / boo hoo you can cry until your face turns blue / you knew that i would be the one to watch you lose / woo hoo your back’s against the wall what will you do? doo doo i would join our gang if i were you / oo oo we always stick together like a glue / it’s true there are many more of us than you damn fools drunk on power dirty thieves, tiny cowards you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! you wouldn’t act like this in front of your kids / NO ! bad apples are good for something when’re 6 feet underground x2 killer cops – lock em up the death machine – just lock it up all this violence – lock it up the rest of us have had enough hatred – lock it up populism – lock it up fuck corruption – lock it up enough bad apples are good for something when’re 6 feet underground x2 no! don’t need no bad apples no! won’t eat those bad apples