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Feminism, where did I find you?

(Men stand in heels and wait for the start of the Walk a Mile in her Shoes, event in St. Louis on June 8, 2013.)

This is not about me or Sara Ahmed or Audre Lorde. It is not the story of one woman, or two or three. It is about feminism. And there you go! I just lost a bunch of readers to that word.

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04.05.2017 | 14:52

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The gender line is quite thick Down Under

Women’s March in Sydney, January 21, 2017

When I first moved to Australia, almost three years ago, I had a completely different notion of women’s freedom, rights awareness, status at work and at home, and why not? It was the first time I was living permanently in a first-world country, moreover in the country with the highest human index for years in a row. I had to have expectations of a freer world for women.

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08.03.2017 | 7:22

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Beating, and then beating about the bush

Women busy in making hand pottery © Unbreen Fatima

Women busy in making hand pottery © DW/Unbreen Fatima

“This group should be banned! These idiot mullahs!” He remarked in a disgruntled tone, as he scrolled through the television channels, with a beer can in one hand and a TV remote control in another. She confidently nodded in agreement. I remained silent, but they heard me breathe a heavy sigh. I was the guest, he and his wife the hosts. In such awkward situations, I keep my opinions to myself. I prefer not to ruin the environment. Before the silence could suffocate us, she got up to pour me another cup of green tea. I noticed she was still slightly limping, her knee still badly sore from the gold plated Italian vase thrown at her eight days ago.

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21.06.2016 | 10:17

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Not secure in the ‘land of pure’

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The mullah culture is a constant threat to new and secular feminism in Pakistan, writes feminist writer Ayesha Hasan.

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17.03.2016 | 15:06

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The missing voices

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There’s something we missed in recent media coverage of the two Pakistani stories, writes feminist writer, academic Ayesha Hasan.  

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08.03.2016 | 8:24

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