Toni Bologna: “A Plea For Economic Social Terrorism”

The following post by Toni Bologna is reblogged from  * * * * * * * Now that it’s no longer “International Women’s Day,” I notice that no one is thanking me for having a vagina. Where are all my Facebook shout outs for housing a womb to house a child? What kind of … Read more

Raewyn Connell on masculinities

*The full text of the article is available on the website of its author Raewyn Connell. * * * * * Masculinities To speak of masculinities is to speak about gender relations.  Masculinities are not equivalent to men; they concern the position of men in a gender order.  They can be defined as the patterns … Read more

Nancy Fraser: “Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics”

*The following article by Nancy Fraser was part of The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Stanford University, April 30–May 2, 1996. Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics: Redistribution, Recognition, and Participation In today’s world, claims for social justice seem increasingly to divide into two types. First, and most familiar, are redistributive claims, which … Read more

Amid hypocrisy and misogyny, Indian Muslim Women as a ‘double minority’

Routes By Sanober Umar, originally posted 11/11/2016. The ugly patriarchal politics of ‘Triple Talaq’ or unilateral ‘instant divorce’ through which Indian Muslim men (specifically Sunnis who follow the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence), can divorce their wives by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice in a single sentence, has appeared once again in mainstream politics. In … Read more