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Friday 3 May 2013
Culture Opinion

Defending Femen

Jamie Freestone
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The topless, anti-patriarchy protests of Femen have brought up some fascinating issues for modern feminists to consider. On the one hand, there’s Femen’s point that women in Tunisia are second class citizens and that this should change. But the point that most English speaking, Western columnists have been making the last couple of weeks is…
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Tuesday 26 March 2013
News World

vocal feminist author slammed in official tunisian paper for ‘promoting prostitution and homosexuality’

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Days after visiting Tunisia and praising the Islamist government’s efforts towards gender equality, feminist author and activist Nawal El Saadawi has been condemned in an article published by the State’s newspaper. Al-Fajr, the African nation’s ruling party’s paper, labelled the activist a ‘promoter of prostitution and homosexuality’. She had been in Tunisia to meet with…
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Tuesday 26 March 2013
News World

topless woman, 19, threatened with death by stoning then shipped off to psych ward

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Amina is a 19 year old Tunisian woman who risked imprisonment and corporal punishment for baring her breasts in defiance. Reports suggest she has been committed to a psychiatric hospital by her family after she appeared on Tunisian television explaining her decision to join the radical feminist group, Femen. A video posted on Free Thought…
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Monday 31 October 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 31.10.11

Erin Stewart
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Each week, lip will offer you a round-up of news and events relating to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. We welcome your feedback and encourage discussion. the british monarchy changes inheritance laws In a major step for the British royals,…
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