Trans* people in feminism perhaps face the most controversy contemporarily, due to the intense level of unintelligibility. By this, I of course mean that people do not have a means of understanding for themselves these people’s experience, and thus, cannot sympathize or offer attention (generally speaking). But the violence against transwomen is worse than ever. According […]Read more "Transgender Unintelligibility and Feminism"
Kimberle Crenshaw, in her talk “The State of Women in America” tells an anecdotal personal story of when she was a representative of Anita Hill’s defense team when, in 1991, she was under charges for testifying that Clarence Thomas, nominee of supreme court justice in the US, had sexually assaulted her. Kimberle goes on to […]Read more "The Unacknowledged History of Women of Colour"
After continuous denial by our conservative government to authorize a national inquiry regarding the now 1200 and counting First Nations women who are murdered or missing, the UN has spoken, declaring it an essential next step for Canada to take. The UN committee report was released on March 6, stating that it is a certain known […]Read more "Canada’s Violation of Rights of Aboriginal Women"
The Coalition to End Violence Against Women (http://cevaw.com/) is a Niagara Region organization geared towards ending violence against women through their efforts of raising public awareness, fundraising for local shelters, networking with global movements around the world, and advocating for women to share their stories and voices with dignity and truth. A few statistics from […]Read more "Our Niagara Coalition"
During last year’s One Billion Rising in Hong Kong, there were thousands of migrant and domestic workers from all across Asia who stood up in a loud call for justice for Eriwana Sulistyaningsih, a 24-year-old girl from Indonesia working to survive in Hong Kong who was captured by her employer and nearly beaten to death […]Read more "Revolution for Domestic Workers in Hong Kong"
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2dKbrspkVw) Above is a link to the video of four men living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, reading Eve Ensler’s poem “Man Prayer.” The words as they leave their mouths and pass through the microphone speakers are nothing short of chilling. Certianly, the opposition of the binary, the male yin to the yang, are just […]Read more "Man Prayer"
It is estimated that 2 million women have been raped in the Congo, translating to 48 per hour, published in a study of 3400 women in an American journal of public health during the year 2006-2007, and is not confined to the Eastern Congo but spreads across the whole of the entire democratic Republic of Congo. […]Read more "Raise Hope for Congo"
Two billion rising is an active blog documenting the activism and stories of women who have stepped up to speak out against violence against women. It is inspired and based on the statistics, media relations, and broadcasts of One Billion Rising (OBR), founded by Eve Ensler, writer of the renown Vagina Monologues, and founder of V-day […]Read more "The philosophy behind two-billion-rising…"