Arab Women-centered Films Breaking Taboos

Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just About Women
By Barbara Nimri Aziz  shared with thanks!….

Too often, we are overwhelmed with woeful tales, painful memoirs and worn analyses of Arab/Muslim women. Most depictions, whether we’re besieged in a war, or if we’re just trying to get by making small advances like women anywhere, we are invariably portrayed as hapless victims. We’re in need of succor, or reform, or rescue.

Writings by our own talented authors are popular if they reveal  exploitations or despairs or escapes. These feed enlightened sisters abroad who may feel better about themselves when they can pity others.

Four women meet in Dar Joued (a women’s prison) on the eve of Independence day. From different ages and social conditions, they are condemned to live together under the authority and injustice of their jailer: Jaida. They share memories from the outside world, and also the joy, emotions and torment of their daily lives in Dar Jouad.
A film by Salma BACCAR

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Free Women – Mujeres Libres..The Anarcha-feminists Franco failed to exterminate

translated from Mujeres Libres, las anarcofeministas … (illustrations added)

The Marienea de Basauri Center (Bizkaia) has hosting an exhibition on the struggle of the historic anarchist women’s movement

“Mujeres Libres (1936-1939). Precursors of a new world “

women strike 19361936 piquete de trabajadoras durante la huelga mercantil en barcelona

In the end of summer, 2018,  the face of Sánchez Saornil was part of an exhibition that opened in the Marienea de Basauri center (C / Kareaga Goikoa, 54), a few kilometers from Bilbao. Related image

Her profile appears in one of the rooms of the Marienea center that hosted the exhibition

“Mujeres Libres (1936-1939). Precursors of a new world “, organized by the Anselmo Lorenzo Libertarian Studies Foundation (FAL), the CNT union and the Emakume Askeak group from Bilbao. Continue reading “Free Women – Mujeres Libres..The Anarcha-feminists Franco failed to exterminate”

From Kenya to Chile: Fighting for the Right to Breastfeed in Public

In Kenya, women protested in a restaurant where a waitress had asked a woman to go to the restrooms to breastfeed her baby.In Chile, a communications agency aired a TV message that highlighted the fact that no law protects breastfeeding women, nor do they have any legal recourse if they were harassed while breastfeeding. Continue reading “From Kenya to Chile: Fighting for the Right to Breastfeed in Public”

Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’

‘Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation, and it needs to be changed’.
  ‘May 25 can be one of the remarkable days in history, not only for women in Ireland, but also for all women around the world’,

by          text shared via Al Jazeera

The countdown has started for Ireland to, hopefully, liberalise its abortion law, which is one of the most restrictive in Europe.

A referendum to repeal article 40.3.3, known as the 8th Amendment to the Irish Constitution, will be held on May 25.

If the majority votes “yes” to repeal the amendment, this will pave the way for a new abortion law, one that is in line with today’s human rights standards.

A draft bill that would replace the current abortion law, if Ireland chooses to repeal, has already been shared with the public – If “yes” votes are loud enough, women will have the right to request an abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

  see also : 8 reasons we are voting Yes to Repeal the hated 8th

 Ireland’s current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation that has been depriving women of their right to life, health, privacy, information, equality and non-discrimination, as well as their right to be free from torture and ill-treatment.

On May 25, Ireland will finally have an opportunity to put an end to all this. Continue reading “Ireland’s Women Force Abortion Referendum: It’s Time to say ‘Yes’”

Fuck Abuse, Kill Power: Cutting the Roots of Sexual Attacks