Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova is facing criminal charges for posting body-positive and LGBT+ friendly art on social media. She has been accused of distributing pornography with criminal intent, and expects to be sentenced for up to 6 years in prison. Tsvetkova has previously been active in campaigns to promote cis and trans women’s rights, LGBT+
Ok, so I want to talk about a particular type of white guy. A guy I have unfortunately met time and time again in the Left.
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London, March 8th: International Women’s Day An estimated 2000 people gathered to reclaim the heart of the city of London as part of the Women’s Strike, collectively assembling to refuse work and join in international solidarity against the current conditions of womanhood. Gender dysphoria raging, I limped out into the lashing rain to head to
As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, at early hours of today a group of women occupied the coal mine in Tomoslawice, central Poland. The ongoing occupation begun at 5.30am and so far the women are successfully blocking the mine from operating. The occupation is going smoothly and has met with little to no
Tomorrow, for the third year running, the International Women’s Day will be marked by strikes and street actions around the world. In just a short few years the international women’s movement has grown in strength and confidence as women join in this global movement against the destitution, overwork and violence women face daily. Women will
Were early human societies egalitarian? How can we know about this? And how far are gender perspectives addressed in these questions? And does it ultimately matter? Anthropologist Camilla Power asks the questions. It is a longstanding position in anthropology that hunter-gatherers, especially nomadic groups who consume all they forage the same day – known as
CW: rape, PTSD, social exclusion We all go through our ‘cool girl’ stage. When you’re young, a rejection of the societal image of femininity others you. It feels like a rejection of other women. ‘Not like other girls’ is a natural refuge. My first year of FE college I was the absolute queen of it.
This text was submitted by Forth Wave: London Feminist Activists. Some of you may find it a little unusual for Freedom News. Some others may find it controversial. However, I think it is important to publish it. In my 15+ years of activism I saw the behaviour described below countless times. The kind of abuse
We have received this important call out from Women’s Strike Assembly. Well worth a read, endorsement, and action. (zb) Summer is over and the far-right have not gone away. On October 13th the far-right Democratic Football Lads Alliance plan to march in London. In the last year thousands of them have taken to the streets,