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Anarcha-Feminism in Tunisia

feminism attack more graffitti

Below I reproduce an unattributed translation from the French anarchist publication, Le Monde Libertaire, of an interview with the Tunisian anarchist feminist group, Feminism Attack! I follow that with an earlier report about the Tunisian feminist activist, Amina Sboui, leaving the Femen group and declaring herself an anarchist. Femen is a radical feminist group founded in Ukraine which has captured some media attention through its topless protests where Femen activists paint various political slogans across their chests.

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This is the second of Kurt Love`s sledeshares uploaded here.
Another eye opener on Patriarchy in the USA, with the same technique of teaching
by stimulating you to think and feel.

Escrache feminista: 1000′s se movilizó contra la prohibición del aborto
Elvira, the Street Brigade and the Sex-work Network
Blessed be our struggle… Feminism that Sins (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
Spanish government prepares new abortion law (kansascity.com)
http://www.feminicidio.net/noticias-de-asesinatos-de-mujeres……
victory! Tunisia frees Femen activists: Now Free AMINA! (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
Feminist Protests go Worldwide: Free Amina..Free all Women!
Attention Men: If You Attack a Woman
Houston, is my Vagina a Problem for you?
Womens ‘Red Brigades’ confronts India sex abuse

 

HalfTheWorldsPopulationAccording to a report released by the United Nations World Heath Organization (WHO), 35 percent

of women around the world experience some form of physical or sexual violence, whether by an intimate partner or stranger, and the problem is so widespread that it is now considered a global public health problem. 

While legislative actions are commendable, to date these measures have not led to a world free from violence—women continue to be subject to it, the media continues to report it, activists continue to fight against it and we end up in a perpetuating cycle of institutional inertia.

Perhaps we need to look more closely at the history and present day use of Patriarchal Power…..

Putin and the Patriarch jailed Pussy Riot, only to see the Femen movement take off.

Putin and the Patriarch jailed Pussy Riot, only to see the Femen movement take off.

Patriarchal power: an insidious double-bind that undermines mental health Continue reading

Sextremist FEMEN deported from Istanbul

 

After spent a night in a police station in Istanbul, sextremist the participant of the protest “Erdogan from Istanbul to Kabul” was deported from Turkey by plane to Paris. Together with forced deportation there is a  ban  for entrance into Turkey for the activist for one year. This is already fifth ban to entry Turkey for FEMEN Activists.

FEMEN promises to Erdigan to find many ways to get around of his repressive laws and continue the fight with the Turkish people against Islamism and for secular and humanistic Turkey. Erdogan, get out to Kabul!

Recall that today FEMEN activists denied entry to such dictatorial countries like Russia, Belarus, Tunisia and Turkey. Continue reading

FEMEN will tell the truth about the horrors of the Tunisian captivity

Dear friends!

We are happy to inform you that our Tunisian prisoners are finally free after the month in jail. Josephine, Marguerite and Pauline have arrived to Paris to the head quarter of FEMEN in France. 

Today at 4 pm local time it will be press conference with FEMEN sextremists in the training center of extremism in Paris by the address Rue Leon 35.

Contact person is Sarah +33 6 64 23 57 66

Thank you for your support!    more HERE: http://femen.org

Arrivée en France des trois Femen libérées dans… por BFMTV

We pulled out our activists from the clutches of the Islamists! Continue reading

12th of June four FEMEN activists who are imprisoned in Tunisia will face the trial by Sharia Law. They are prosecuted because they have done the protest against the islamisation of the countries of Arab spring and for women’s freedom. Young women are threatened to stay in jail for 6 years(for Amina), 1-2 years(for Josephine, Pauline and Marguerite).

Femen-activists-detained-as-Tunis-trial-ajournsHello our dear turkish friends!

We have received your thankfulness as an answer for our support to your revolution!

Now we need to ask you for help and support for us! Continue reading

latest 31 May:, Tunisia — A court convicted Amina (Sboui) , for carrying an “incendiary object” and fined her $182. She remains in custody pending more serious charges.The 3 Femen supporters arrested still remain in custody and will appear before a judge today, Friday, when they may be charged.

Femen women attacked and held for

Free Amina protest

Standing on a wall in front of the railings outside the courthouse, the women, two French and the other German, shouted: “Free Amina,” in support of a young Tunisian woman detained while protesting against hardline Islamists and awaiting trial on Thursday.

note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for 'breaking Community Guidelines'. The 3 are still in prison.

note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for ‘breaking Community Guidelines’. The 3 are still in prison.

“Breast Feed Revolution” read graffiti on the women, who wore only denim micro shorts and black shoes, and “Femen Extremist” was daubed on their backs.

The police swiftly arrested them and took them inside the building, before a crowd of journalists. Continue reading

latest 31 May:, Tunisia — A court convicted Amina (Sboui) , for carrying an “incendiary object” and fined her $182. She remains in custody pending more serious charges.The 3 Femen supporters arrested still remain in custody and will appear before a judge today, Friday, when they may be charged.

note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for 'breaking Community Guidelines'

note.this photo was deleted from Facebook on 30th May for ‘breaking Community Guidelines’

UPDATE:   Three young European women with womens rights movement Femen were arrested and are still imprisoned on Wednesday after baring their breasts in Tunis, a first in the Arab world, outside the Tunisian capital’s main courthouse where Amina is on trial. read more:  http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/3-femen-arrested-and...

By Milene Larsson

It’s been a hectic couple of days for Femen: their Paris headquarters is under siege by 300 neo-Nazis seeking revenge for the events of two weekends ago, when they interrupted a yearly nationalist gathering to commemorate Joan of Arc. And last week, they found out that Tunisian Femen activist Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old who was drugged and given a virginity test after posting topless protest pictures of herself on Facebook, might be facing up to two years and six months in jail. Continue reading

International Topless Jihad Day: FEMEN Activists Stage Protests around Planet

partly from The Huffington Post  |  By

more HERE: http://femen.org

We have appeal to the world for support and the world has answeed. Their sign of support for Amina gave women from Tunisia, Maroko, France, Italy, Mexico, England, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Ukraine, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, the United States, Canada, Sweden, Egypt, Holland, Iran, Austria. We thank all of you for fight for women’s liberation from the yoke of Islamism. Passed only half way, we can not stop. Every topless-message is an act of personal liberation, its a attack of islamism and its a specific contribution to the cause of freedom! Viva the 4th of April! Viva topless-Jihad!

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FEMEN strikes again: Topless protesters staged demonstrations near mosques and Tunisian embassies across Europe on Thursday to express support for embattled FEMEN activist Amina Tyler. Continue reading

Radical Tunisian islamists represented by Imam Adel Almi call for death penalty by stones for young tunisian girl, who took a naked picture of herself and posted on Facebook to support FEMEN movement. 26th of February a Tunisian woman, Amina Tyler, sent an email to FEMEN with attached photo of herself in the style of FEMEN with written message on her body  “Fuck your morals!”.
The picture was posted on fan pages of FEMEN. Then Amina has created a fan page FEMEN Tunisia to support the movement from her country. Today the information about death threats to Amina from islamists was spread by mass medias, the call for death penalty was made the by Tunisian political figure and leader of the Association of centrists reforms Adel Almi. After getting info about threats for Amina FEMEN activists tried to get in touch with the tunisian supporter by phone, but the phone is switched off.
FEMEN cares for the life of a youn

g Tunisian activist Amina.

Femen denounces the disastrous Islamization of Arab spring with full devaluation of all revolutionary achievements! Bearded monsters will never intimidated brave acts for freedom made by women!  http://femen.org/en

Do we still need feminism?

by Teresa Mollá Castells *Friday, January 25, 2013 (en español abajo)
Of course we do! For me it’s a way of life  not just demanding equal rights . Because it sees that power and authority are not the same thing, because it seeks horizontal human relations . Because it treats people NOT as objects and restores integrity and dignity ...Source:  Cimac, with thanksfeminism is a way oif life

This week someone asked me if feminism was still needed in the times in which we live. I’ve heard he arguments to justify not needing feminism in today’s society not thousands, but maybe millions of times, here are some of them: Continue reading

NBot Carla but Michele bachmann, who made her name impersonating an anti feminist, racist, snobby US  macho politician

Not Carla but Michele Badman, who made her fame impersonating an anti feminist, racist, snobby macho US politician

from an extract on Slendermeans

…..This goes some way to explaining the power politics behind otherwise inexplicable decisions. Faced with a gap between the rhetoric of equality and what actually happens within organisations, it’s not so surprising that some women choose the safe option of identifying with traditional centres of power.

Look at those “first ladies” who find it easier to get close to power than seek it on their own behalf. When Carla Bruni-Sarkozy announces in Vogue that women don’t need feminism, she’s speaking as a woman who’s experienced the material advantages of attaching herself to one of the world’s most powerful men.

These women have got where they have – somewhere quite comfortable – without rocking the boat, and they’re not keen on women who challenge the status quo. Identifying with men is a traditional means of negotiating patriarchal power, and women who go down that route tend to share reactionary male views of other women.

If you’re a conservative woman in the Church of England, the prospect of “pushy” women getting power is quite scary, so of course you’re going to vote against it. The last thing any traditional woman wants to be accused of is appearing confrontational, even if accepting male power is self-defeating in the long run….

Dump Michele Bachmann http://www.dumpbachmann.com/

Oh Carla Bruni, so feminism’s over, is it? | Barbara Ellen (guardian.co.uk)

Debating Creative Feminist Tactics: Moran and Femen

Rabid Right Rejected: ALL Pro Rape Defeated!

Demos in Spanish State for Womens’ Reproductive Rights

Slutwalk London 2012: Brave survivors get strong!

Pussy Riot and Madonna, branded sluts and therefore liars!

[link] You don’t need an MA in gender studies to know that race matters to feminism

rebblogged with thanks from  slendermeans

..new creative tactics are renewing Feminism and exposing the stench of privilege and social abuse of women..

A couple of weeks ago, columnist Caitlin Moran interviewed Lena Dunham, creator of HBO series Girls, set in multicultural New York. The ensuing row over Moran’s failure to challenge the show’s lack of racial diversity has been raging both on Twitter and the blogosphere. The continuing reactions and counter-reactions to Moran’s tweet about the showhave exposed a long-standing rift within the feminist movement running along race lines. Continue reading

latest 7 Aug State demands 3 years for Pussy Riot women http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/pussy-riot-state-seeks-three-years-jail/

Updates to 3rd Aug HERE /trial-update-putin-and-patriarch-witch-hunt-pussy-riot/

 

The Free Pussy riot campaign has gone global, hitting at the heart of  oppression, semi slavery and open violence against women, in the sexist macho State and the medieval inquisitorial evil church.

update  http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/ God-is-punishing-jailed-pussy-riot-mothers-says-patriarch

Аction in Ukraine – Femen Kill Kirill -

Yana Zhadanova of the Femen movement charged the Russian Patriarch yelling Free Pussy Riot, but it was she who got beaten up and sentenced to 15 days prison.

Free Yana Zhdanova ..

“Kirill had just stepped out from a plane when our activist Yana Zhdanova performed her ‘sex attack,'” FEMEN‘s Inna Shevchenko tells ANIMAL over Skype. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill the First was about to launch into a press conference at a Ukrainian airport, but, as Inna says, “We don’t need his shit.”

On their LiveJournal, FEMEN clarifies: “Ukrainian women are proud and free and will never kiss a copper’s boot, even if it is hidden under the stinking Pope cassock.” The quote reads like an homage to the classic Voina action when a performance artist, dressed in a priest cassock and a cop uniform, robbed a supermarket to point out the hypocrisy of Russia’s incestuous relationship of church and state.
FEMEN have written that the action Kill Kirill was in support of “arrested activists.” The Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Russia has recently condemned “devious” activist rockers Pussy Riot to hell and his influence allegedly resulted in Pussy Riot facing seven years in prison for the blasphemy of a protest song in a Moscow church. Meanwhile, Kirill was caught in a scandal when his $30,000 designer watch was Photoshopped out of a church press photo. They forgot about the shadow.

Three members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk-rock band, began a hunger strike after a Moscow court suddenly told them they must prepare their defense for tria in 4 days.
Maria Alyokhina, Yakaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were taken into custody in March, after the group’s February performance of “Virgin Mary Put Putin Away,” an anti-Putin song, inside the Russian Orthodox Church‘s main cathedral, asking the Virgin Mary to chase President Vladimir Putin out of power.
The three women were arrested over four months ago and have been held without bail on charges of criminal hooliganism — which carry a possible seven-year prison sentence. Two other female members of the band have avoided arrest thus far. The Church has called for heavy sentences and the case goes to the heart of the open anti women bigotry built into the State and Church.

And so, Yana, brandishing only the provocative slogan of “Kill Kirill” on her chest, rushed the Patriarch. She was grabbed, imprisoned and sentenced to 15 days in prison. The courts refuse to see her action as a protest and instead are charging her with hooliganism. Inna tells us that while Yana was in custody, she was roughly interrogated as the cops are confounded about how she snuck her way into this exclusive, televised, heavily guarded event. After the “sex attack,” Kirill continued, routinely mumbling out a blessing.
And so, FEMEN continue to resist Russian political influence and orthodoxy with their signature tactic–their bare breasts as weapons of shock and awe. They write that they want to keep Kirill “far from political and social life of Ukraine” and are “against such visits of Kiril brotherhood to Ukraine that [brings its] Russian shit to sick Ukrainian society.” Something tells us this visit will be quite memorable.

http://femen.livejournal.com/

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READ MORE and see PussyRiot video HERE

http://thefreeonline.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/jailed-russian-rockers-pussy-riot-on-hunger-strike/

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