in Voices

The Feeling of Femininity: a reflection on rape culture in Dr. Erin Wunker’s “Notes from a Feminist Killjoy”

It took me a long time to recognize rape culture in my body. In feminist circles, I talk about rape culture all the time — as a nuisance, as an obstacle, as a danger. Rape culture has a multitude of definitions, and it’s often misunderstood. This spring, I worked with various gender and sexuality groups …

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in Voices

The Feeling of Femininity: a reflection on rape culture in Dr. Erin Wunker’s “Notes from a Feminist Killjoy”

It took me a long time to recognize rape culture in my body. In feminist circles, I talk about rape culture all the time — as a nuisance, as an obstacle, as a danger. Rape culture has a multitude of definitions, and it’s often misunderstood. This spring, I worked with various gender and sexuality groups …

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WAVE member Autonomous Women’s Centre takes stance against legalization of surrogacy in Serbia

Considering the announcement of legalization of surrogacy, proposed in the new pre-draft of The Civil Code, the Autonomous Women’s Centre warns the public, state institutions and members of the group working on the document, that the legalisation of surrogacy represents legalisation of serious forms of exploitation of women and trafficking in children. Surrogacy, in its …

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Reproductive rights in Croatia: Are there any left?

The status of women in Croatia has been severely downgraded in the recent years. While rapists and abusers keep walking out of courtrooms unpunished, women are slowly being stripped of their rights, one by one. After Ivana Ninčević-Lesandrić, a representative in the Parliament, shared her testimony (1.) of enduring a curettage procedure without anesthesia while …

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in Fempower, Uncategorized

From Crisis to Crisis: the fight for sustainable refuge funding in England

Over the past few years we have seen specialist refuge services in England lurch from funding crisis to funding crisis with no promise of sustainable funding from either local authorities or central government. Despite the uncertainty around refuge funding, the one unchanging factor is that the demand for refuge spaces continues to far exceed the …

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in Fempower

“My house is my castle” – the protection of victims of domestic violence under Polish law

Although the Polish legal system has undergone some changes as a result of Poland’s adoption of the Istanbul Convention (1),there still are a number of substantive and procedural shortcomings that women suffering from domestic violence have to face when accessing justice. One of the most pressing problems relates to the need to guarantee the separation …

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Audre Lorde

This month, in celebration of Pride, we’ll be posting stories of inspiring women who are activists in the LGBTQ+ community. Queer heroes aren’t often given the recognition they deserve, but Pride is a protest: by raising our voices, we can make sure that they aren’t forgotten. Audre Lorde was born in 1934 in New York …

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Inspiring Thursday: Stormé DeLarverie

This month, in celebration of Pride, we’ll be posting stories of inspiring women who are activists in the LGBTQ+ community. Queer heroes aren’t often given the recognition they deserve, but Pride is an opportunity to celebrate them and make sure they’re not forgotten. Stormé DeLarverie didn’t put up with ugly. “Ugly,” for her, was any …

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Inspiring Thursday: Kristen Worley

This month, in celebration of Pride, we’ll be posting stories of inspiring women who are activists in the LGBTQ+ community. Queer heroes aren’t often given the recognition they deserve, but Pride is an opportunity to celebrate them and make sure they’re not forgotten. Trans women in particular were influential in the initial Pride protests at …

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