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Bill Longstaff: Help Saudi women get behind the wheel—sign the petition

In an apparent attempt to demonstrate that there is no limit to the idiocy of Saudi Arabian misogyny, a Saudi cleric has explained why women should not be allowed to drive. According to Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, “If a woman drives a car … that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Help Saudi women get behind the wheel—sign the petition

The Ranting Canadian: Canada’s annual protest against women’s rights was…

Canada’s annual protest against women’s rights was held at Parliament Hill on May 9, 2013, drawing thousands of right-wing busybodies who can’t keep their authoritarianism in their pants.

The name of the yearly “March For Life” is misleading, because most of the religious fanatics who attend these events are very selective about . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Canada’s annual protest against women’s rights was…

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Queerly Political: Activism, Feminism, Marxism and Queer Politics

View on YouTube website How can we build a united movement that respects difference and autonomy, and also advances common struggles against oppression and exploitation? What are the linkages, and tensions, between feminism and queer politics? And how can we understand women’s liberation in the context of other movements against oppression? […]

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bastard.logic: Reappropriating Mother’s Day

Forget Hallmark and Big Flora — Mother’s Day is (and always has been) for radicals:

Mother’s Day began in America in 1870 when Julia Ward Howe wrote the Mother’s Day Proclamation. Written in response to the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, her proclamation called on women to use their position as mothers to . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Reappropriating Mother’s Day