feminism

What’s feminism got to do with it? Is there a need for feminism in the current protests in Lebanon?

In the past week, we met on several occasions as feminists, to discuss our role in the current series of protests in Lebanon.  We started joining the protests since Saturday 22nd of August as individuals, like many other people. We joined the crowded streets of Beirut, melting with the wider demands for basic rights, just female bodies in the streets.

Déjà vu is Political: Rereading the Story of Feminist Migrations Out of Iran

Azadeh Faramarziha

 

Poking fun at Science, feminist style.

One of the most common “sexist” remarks/jokes/excuses i always hear is:

“Women h; meaning, men are superior”

Ad Feministem: a Lesson in Logic

One argumentative fallacy I remember from the Introduction to Logic class I took 10 years ago was called: “Ad hominem” which means “To the man.” It is a false, incorrect way of arguing that we use very commonly when we go after the person presenting an argument in an attempt to discredit them using irrelevant accusations. Here are some examples of ad hominem:

Diary of a feminist: 18/05/2010r

My coworker is a sexist guy. He thinks that women can’t drive because they can’t focus. “It’s in their genes” he explained to me. He later told me about his “scientific” theory that explains what it is in women’s vision that doesn’t allow them to focus on the road ahead. He also said that when we go back to the basics men are stronger- that’s just the way it is- and this is why men are superior.

Mother’s Day Hypocrisy

Ya3ni, we all know that corporations get especially greedy around Mother’s Day trying to shove ads down our throats everywhere we look. And it’s hypocritical of Lebanon to celebrate mothers anyway when they are so blatantly inferior to fathers in almost every aspect of the law. If you love mothers so much, give them their right to guardianship of their children at least!

ليش لازم تغييري النظام؟

جَدّات “صوت النسوة”

تطبّق اليوم “صوت النسوة” السنة، كصحيفةٍ نضرةٍ

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