People say it’s my choice since my parents “asked” me when I was 8 years old, but how can a child understand and make such a decision, a decision that I saw as an opportunity to become like my mother and the women in the family.
I have been an online feminist activist for a few years now. My journey started when I was around 14 years old observing my mother who, at the time, was involved in a Women’s Rights organization in Syria. I remember arguing with a few teachers and professors when the classroom discussion would turn slightly misogynistic but
Female Emancipation & the Continuance of the Sexual Revolution
Society, Religion and Mass Media Maintain a ‘Virgin or Wh*re’ Dichotomy
The world of sex and all of its connotations greatly differs for men and women. There are 3 dominant influencers that construct our understanding of sexuality in respect of the sexes. Society, religion and mass media continue to perpetuate a ‘Virgin or Whore’ / ‘Madonna or Whore’ dichotomy when it comes to female sexuality. Constructs such
You can’t touch me on the streets. You can’t touch me in the club. You can’t touch me ever without my consent. Over the weekend, I paid Input, my favorite club in Barcelona, a visit. Not to my surprise, the music was amazing; and not to my surprise, I was touched inappropriately several times. Be
The first “The Future is Female” T-shirt appeared during the early 1970s. The design was inspired by Labyris Books, which was the first women’s bookstore in New York City, owned by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. Established photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of her musician girlfriend Alix Dobkin wearing the T-shirt. The photograph was then used