Being a mother is not something all women instinctively want. Rather, motherhood is something that some women actively and consciously choose. Motherhood should be recognised as a difficult, consciously chosen path that deserves celebration and respect, rather than a biological default that all women are destined to succumb to. Dr Blackstone for The Huffington Post.
On 22nd May 2017, a series of bombings hit the Manchester Arena where popstar Ariana Grande had just ended her concert. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which have killed 22 and injured at least 120. Lauren Wolfe, award-winning journalist who documents gendered violence around the world, points out the gendered element of the attack. She … More ISIS targets ‘dangerous women’ in Manchester attack
Feminist ideas and powerful women have been around for centuries. However, why did feminism as a global movement only emerge at this point in history? Constance Singam weighs in.
“To discuss feminist theory, you first need to be able to visualize a roadmap of what the fuck feminism is.” Carmen takes us on a crash course on First, Second, Third- and now Fourth-wave feminism. For Autostraddle.
The Singapore Council of Women, formed in 1952, was the first women’s organisation to explicitly critique the state of gender relations. In particular, they spoke out against polygamy, leading to the practice being outlawed for non-Muslims in 1961.
“I sat in that bar as a bisexual woman holding hands with my butch girlfriend, while a guy with a microphone told a playful lie to a room full of strangers about fucking me without my consent.” Audrey, for Autostraddle, writes about jokes that mask an underlying hostility towards the LGBTQ+ community.
Those who challenge the status quo must inevitably deal with anger and discomfort. AWARE was no different. Lenore Lyons writes about the tensions that AWARE faced from the public, and from amongst its own members.