Today is the day you should care about [insert cause]!

Apparently, this Saturday – September 28 – was the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion… And I completely missed it; like I’ve missed the “Global Female Condom day – September 16, though confusingly it was September 12 last year. I’m sure I’ve missed several other important days, some of which I’ve noticed passing by on the Wikipedia Main page; September 30, … Continue reading Today is the day you should care about [insert cause]!

Rethinking social movements | openDemocracy

Rethinking social movements | openDemocracy. This articles is by Jessica Horn, the rapporteur of the Movements Rethink meeting that I’ve blogged about earlier (first week of September). Mostly its a summary of the different topics discussed and some of the outcomes. I guess, generally speaking, there wasn’t a unified or grand outcome, but it was a very reflective workshop that allowed each participant to take … Continue reading Rethinking social movements | openDemocracy

An arbitrary lettersoup: LGBTI(QQAA… ad infinitum)

Last week, I attended a talk by Eusebius McKaiser in context of the Pink Week at UCT – an event organised by RainbowUCT – titled “Intersections: Race, Class and Sexual Orientation“. As always, Eusebius’ talks are interesting, I first met him during the Gender DynamiX conference in 2010, and the topic at hand fit in with some of the thinks that I’ve been preoccupied with … Continue reading An arbitrary lettersoup: LGBTI(QQAA… ad infinitum)

A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism

Originally posted on feministsfightingtransphobia:
We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind.  In this post you’ll find a statement of feminist solidarity with trans* rights, signed by feminists/womanists from all over the world.  It is currently signed by 790 individuals and 60 organizations from 41 countries. The statement can… Continue reading A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism