Category Archives: War

black girls like us

look. i am not abusive to my kid. not even close. and neither is her father. she is a happy, healthy three year old. she speaks three languages, loves to dance middle eastern style, and explains to strangers that ‘mama … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Pregnancy, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Reproductive Rights, Sex, War | Tagged , , , , | 27 Comments

being a mother isnt always a choice, not yet.

so, when i was in the west bank back in the summer of 2006, israel was bombing lebanon, and i realized i might be pregnant. my partner was in the states at the time, so i had to rely on … Continue reading

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a force more powerful

“We may not currently have the might of the Israeli army and the power of traditions confine us in certain roles, however, we know that one woman standing behind another in a line of solidarity is a force more powerful … Continue reading

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Women in Uniform

I don’t know why, but I’m a sucker for slideshows. Add a feminist theme, and I’m all over it. So I really enjoyed stumbling upon this collection of images of women in the military, starting way back with the American … Continue reading

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Join Women on the Bridge

(Video transcript below the jump) Chally recently posted a reminder about International Women’s Day coming up on Monday, March 8th. There are all kinds of events taking place all over the world, but I received an email about one particular … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. King

Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is … Continue reading

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The Afghan Women Tug of War

Earlier this week, GRITtv posted an interview with a woman from RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. I wanted to post the video for you all to watch and just say a few things that came to … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Military, Politics, Terrorism, War | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

Obama Speech Open Thread

What are your thoughts? I’m still parsing through mine.

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No More Rape By Contract

Senator Al Franken passed a major piece of legislation today, a major warning for the defense contractors hired by the U.S. government and their disregard for their female employees. It’s notable that all women in the Senate, Democrat and Republican, … Continue reading

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Popular conservative website says a military coup would “resolve the Obama problem”

He’s careful to say he’s not advocating a military coup, he’s just saying… There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the Obama problem. Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic. America isn’t … Continue reading

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Goodbye Goodbye

My last day as a guest blogger!  I want to thank the Feministe regulars for sharing your corner of the interwebs with me.  Thank you to the readers who read my posts, and especially thank you to those of you … Continue reading

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Abu Ghraib Abuse Allegations Include Rape

By now, you’ve likely heard of the most recent allegations regarding U.S. soldiers’ abuse of Iraqi prisoners: they include rape and other sexual assault, of both female and male detainees, and there may be photographs of the assaults among those … Continue reading

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