Cyber Lynching an Activist: Ellie Harrison

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Ellie Harrison Makes Me Deeply Ashamed

 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.
Ellie Harrison launching Womens Library
Ellie Harrison launching Womens Library

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”

200,000 Feminists March in Madrid against Male Violence

GR156. MADRID, 07/11/2015.- Las calles de Madrid han acogido hoy a miles de personas que se manifestan en la primera gran movilización nacional contra las "violencias machistas", una marcha del movimiento feminista a la que se han sumado todos los grandes partidos, sindicatos y distintos colectivos sociales con la que se pide que esta lacra sea considerada una cuestión de Estado y que se reforme la ley de 2004 para contemplar en ella todas las formas de violencia contra las mujeres, no sólo las que se dan en el entorno de las parejas o exparejas. EFE/J. J. Guillén
HISTORIC RALLY

The March against sexist violence overflows Madrid

The organization puts attendance  at least at 200,000…..byEliezer Sanchez / Diso Press
The newly elcted feminist mayors of Madrid and Barcelona at the demo.
The newly elcted feminist mayors of Madrid and Barcelona at the demo.

At least 200,000 people, according to the organization, collapsed the center of Madrid, in an unprecedented historic march to demand that the fight against gender violence is a matter of State, as was the motto of the protest. The demonstration, called by more than 400 feminist groups around the state, walked the streets of the capital from the Ministry of Health to the entrance of the square of Spain, where the final communiqué was read. Continue reading “200,000 Feminists March in Madrid against Male Violence”

Debating Creative Feminist Tactics: Moran and Femen

[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 “Debating Creative Feminist Tactics: Moran and Femen”