Category: The Fem Column

The Feminist Faction of The Fifth Column.

Erasing women in Mexico

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Mexico (NI) – Women are jailed for miscarriages, yet male spouses who’ve murdered walk free. Nayeli Sosa and Dafne – young Mexican women – were both dealt horrific tragedies. But what they had in common went well beyond that. Sosa was beaten…

Feminist pacifism or passive-ism?

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World (OpenDemocracy) – Today is International Women’s Day. In the face of increasing femicide, sexual violence and rape culture, we need to confront the question of women’s self-defence. When some white women celebrate the non-violence of women’s marches against Trump and…

All Power to the Ideals!

Russia (OpenDemocracy) – What kind of centenary celebration does 1917 deserve?  A century ago, 23rd February 1917, Russian women marched out in protest from the St Petersburg factories where they worked, defying Cossacks armed with swords, and took control of the…

Women are being told their bodies are hate speech

(TFC) – Charles Rae criticizes the transgender ideology that women’s words and body parts are bigoted. Raleigh, NC.  With transgender politics on the rise in the United States, many women are becoming frustrated and even insulted by the logical manifestations…