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Lee Lakeman: Lifelong Feminist Activist

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‘We are in the midst of an uprising’: An interview with Lee Lakeman

Jess: Thanks for agreeing to meet with me today. As a young feminist I’m wondering how you became involved in the feminist movement and how you decided to make it your life’s work.

Lee: In a way, I had absolutely no excuse. I was roughly twenty, living in Toronto and studying at Ryerson, so lots of things were going on all around me, including meetings about women’s liberation and meetings about the civil rights movement. It was right there. You had to work atnot being involved when I was young.


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To top it all off, I became pregnant by a foreign student so I was, all of a sudden, right in the middle of the race questions, poverty questions, and women’s rights questions. That made them all profoundly important to me. I didn’t think about it as my life’s work until later.

I owned a house with some friends, and we made it available to women who had no place to go. It became the Woodstock Women’s Emergency shelter. So, there I was in the middle of learning about violence against women, and I haven’t looked back. The work is rewarding, and the more I did it, the more I understood how important it was. It was a place to stand. Continue reading Lee Lakeman: Lifelong Feminist Activist

Potent Pussy ‘Coño Potens’: Diana J Torres Reclaims Female Sexuality

powerful pussyCOÑO POTENS..Manual sobre su poder su próstata y sus fluidos

Powerful Pussy..manual on your power, your prostate and your fluids

For centuries, medical science has been one of the main enemies of the body and sexuality of women, silencing and pathologizing anatomical realities and everything that did not fit within the parameters of phallocracy, binary heterosexuality and gender roles.


The words of this book sprout like daggers, revealing one of the most controversial sexual aspects of our vaginas: ejaculation. In a didactic way,  from a radical and militant feminist view ( and plenty of ill feeling), and based on her own personal experience and a long process of research, the author presents a new ‘pornoterrorist’ explosive device, a liquid pump with which to blow up the hetero-patriarchic colonization that official medicine has created in our bodies and minds throughout history. Continue reading Potent Pussy ‘Coño Potens’: Diana J Torres Reclaims Female Sexuality

Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava

The Women’s Revolution in Rojava: Defeating Fascism by Constructing an Alternative Society

by Dilar Dirik

This piece is a book chapter in “A Small Key Can Open A Large Door: The Rojava Revolution” by Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness (Ed.), March 2015 (Combustion Books).24795b9d45550d61cc9f6bee7a09a629_LThe resistance against the Islamic State in Kobanê has woken the world to the cause of Kurdish women. Typical of the media’s myopia, instead of considering the radical implications of women taking up arms in a patriarchal society – especially against a group that systematically rapes and sells women as sex-slaves – even fashion magazines appropriate the struggle of Kurdish women for their own sensationalist purposes today. Continue reading Dilar Dirik promotes Women’s Revolution in Rojava

Free the Women’s Day Five! – Chinese Feminists and Workers unite

Free the Women’s Day Five! – Statements from Chinese workers & students

 Translation of a statement by the partner of “Da Tu” (Giant Rabbit), one of the feminists detained on March 7, focusing on mutual aid between feminists and workers, with solidarity photos workers have posted online. Followed by translation of a petition by students at Da Tu’s alma mater, Sun Yat-sen University (one of many petitions circulating in China, despite censorship).  domestic violence awareness demo

Feminists in Danger, Workers in Support

By Wei Lizhi

Translation of 《女权陷牢狱 工人来声援——工人声援3月7日被带走的女权行动者》from iLabour.org (March 10, 2015)

“When you’re in a battle against an enemy so much bigger, so much stronger than you, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, that’s the best feeling in the world.”

Continue reading Free the Women’s Day Five! – Chinese Feminists and Workers unite

-To Change Everything- world campaign kickstarts

The Crimethinc collective have raised more than enough to launch ‘TO CHANGE EVERYTHING’.


‘To Change Everything’ is a book that shows the way to a future

without bosses, oppression, and poverty.

It’s being produced in 14 languages at the same time.

It’s a series of interactive websites being set to start on the same day.

It’s an amazing video version. Continue reading -To Change Everything- world campaign kickstarts

Women hold Biggest Ever Feminist Strike Day yet

On Wed 22 Oct thousands of women went on social and work strike in the biggest action yet of the Vaga de Totes ( Womens strike of everybody) movement.Vaga de totes (Strike of everyone) is a collective of women “tired of social, economic and legal politics that threaten seriously our rights, our dignity and our freedom” as we can read in their manifesto.

Feminism is the radical idea that we women are people
Feminism is the radical idea that we women are people

They talk about: the conservative laws on abortion and assisted reproduction that want to control the woman’s body;

the femicide ; the cuts in health care, social assistence and education;

the repression; the immigration laws and the health care apartheid and – last but not least – the laboral reform that increases the gender discrimination. Women in our society, being responsable quite entirely for care tasks, are now working harder and longer for balancing cuts and privatization of social services out .

Continue reading Women hold Biggest Ever Feminist Strike Day yet

Whip in hand: Emma Goldman’s feminist critique of feminism

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Dear old Emma Goldman, throughout her long and prolific career within the
anarchist movement of the twentieth century, produced many political texts to which activists return much more frequently than to other anarchist thinkers. Usually these texts are criticized by leftist feminism for being just what they are: anarchist harangues from on the barricade itself. Here we take the thought of Emma Goldman not uncritically as libertarian gospel, but to make it live in your discussion today, and to rescue Emma’s special ability to put her finger right on the spot, in the wound of mainstream feminism of her day, while at the same time opposing the practices of her own fellow militants of the anarchist movement,  whip in hand. Continue reading Whip in hand: Emma Goldman’s feminist critique of feminism