en español abajo. We took to the streets to denounce the insecurity faced by women, the violence to which we are subjected to and to claim the right to decide whether or not to become mothers. We made music with joy, dressed up and paraded, accompanied by a Rebellious Pussy through the streets of Seville on May 1st, 2014, as a metaphor of what we DON’T want to be: submissive trapped women .
Last Thursday, three of these demonstrators were cited as defendants to testify after a complaint lodged by the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers who see the procession carrying the Rebel Pussy as a crime against their religious beliefs and a crime of incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence for reasons related to religion or belief, with a prison sentence of between one and four years and a fine .Continue reading Rebel Pussy parades defy Catholic Prosecution→
After a 3 and a half year siege by rebels the Syrian State army has relieved the Shia towns of Nubul and Al Zahraa (60,000 people) and is cutting off supplies from Turkey to the rebel held part of Aleppo city…………………………
Thurs 4th Feb.. late news:..VICTORY…”King” surrenders.. Cancels all 180 ‘Hate Meetups’… due to the huge wave of worldwide rejection the pro-rape guru Roosh has cancwlled all events. Time to press home our victory , blocking his execrable site, stopping Google selling his disgusting pro-rape books, etc, On 6th Feb the pro-rape gurus ‘return of Kings’ have called meetings in 160 cities to assert masculine superiority and campaign for women to be subservient sex slaves.
Here in Barcelona the meet-up is called for 8pm under the Arc de Triomf using passphrase ‘where can I find the animal shop?’
A feminist counter demo has been called at 7.30pm, Sat 6th, at Arc de Triomf metro, c/ Napols exit.
la cita a Barcelona ..a les 8 del vespre sota l’Arc de Triomf i per participar-hi cal preguntar als homes presents “on puc trobar una botiga d’animals?” La contra-concentració feminista amb el lema “Fora masclistes dels nostres barris” dissabte a dos quarts de vuit del vespre a la parada de metro d’Arc de Triomf del carrer Nàpols.
Return of Kings’ is one of several ‘macho-fascist’ groups who spend their time making violent attacks on women via social media that get millions of angry responses and create a media frenzy, before selling various by-products and making a fortune.
The call for meet-ups in 180 cities aims to be a self fulfilling goal, cashing in on extreme sexists around the globe who fear losing their privileges to female emancipation.
“Women’s work” and its benefits for men. (Reminded me that someone said to me again the other day: “behind every great man stands a great woman”. We all know what that’s meant to mean but let’s unpick it…)
Michelle had her abortion alone in a small apartment in Limerick, Ireland.
The 25-year-old postgraduate student waited until her flatmate had left for the weekend before swallowing the pills she’d gone to Belfast to collect earlier that week. “I didn’t know her that well,” she says. “I didn’t know really anyone in the city. I’d just started my Masters and was pregnant after a one night stand.”
She describes taking the pills alone as one of the most terrifying experiences of her life. “I knew it would hurt but I had no idea it would be so bad,” she says. “An hour or so after taking the pills I started vomiting and felt like I had the worst fever. Then the cramps started, I was trapped in my tiny bathroom. It went on for six hours. I kept feeling like I was going to pass out and wondered what would happen to me if I bled out, who could I call? I was completely alone,” she says. Continue reading Women made to do DIY medical Abortions→
I really wanted to avoid this one when I first became aware of the tale on Social Media. I got the jist of it, an artist got £15 grand worth of funding for remaining in Glasgow for a year. I just didn’t care. Even if I was to find out that all she intended to do with the money was use it as a procurement and delivery method for cocaine, I would barely bat an eyelid. After the banking bailout and some recent political wage increases, I have a high threshold when it comes to getting angry about public money being wasted on the wrong people.
In fact I have a high anger threshold about everything nowadays. I have become slowly desensitised over the years with the drip, drip, drip of countless terrors that used to get me apoplectic. Malnourished black babies with bluebottles crawling over their bulbous bellies, limbless Muslim children being carried away from the remains of a freshly bombed kindergarten, burning corpses falling from the creaking remnants of the Twin Towers, the melted, contorted faces of Pakistani housewives who have embarrassed their tribe so badly that a battery acid facial was the only honourable solution. Continue reading Cyber Lynching an Activist: Ellie Harrison→