Alternatives to Surgical Abortion

Change Links note: As abortion is increasingly criminalized, and as reproductive rights stand to be overturned by the Supreme Court, we are printing this informational piece about non-surgical methods to terminate a pregnancy, to empower women. We also heartily recommend collective mass action to end the war on women! Methods of Non-surgical Abortion      Medical abortion is a way to end a pregnancy by using abortion-inducing drugs as an alternative to surgical [...]

Why Do Cutting Cultures Cut and Why It Is So Difficult To Protect Children From Genital Cutting?

Earlier Version with Images: https://tinyurl.com/334cyvsw While mounds of resources and money have been invested to end Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation or FGC/M, by and large, FGC is rising worldwide. (1) This alarming trend in this horrific form of child abuse is mainly perpetuated by migrating and growing populations from female genital cutting cultures combined with ineffective activism driven by ethnocentric myths on the part of the activists and more importantly, Western Culture itself. [...]

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Survivors Speak Out: “Movement Pains” by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Movement Pains column written 10/18/21 © 2021 by Mumia Abu-Jamal   I call this “Movement Pains.”   Every social movement begins in pain. When people see or experience social injustice, movements are born. This should surprise none of us, for our mothers brought each of us forth at the crucible between death and life. When we see or experience social injustice, we viscerally sense pain and are urged by internal forces to [...]

I Am an Afghan Woman

I am an Afghan woman. My family fled the US-backed proxy war against the Soviet Union. You have been told it is a civil war - we Afghans have killed each other but mainly on the bankroll of foreign governments who divide to conquer. The Afghanistan you see today has its roots in the British occupation of India, exacerbated by the USSR & USA. Regional powers like Pakistan, Iran, China and Gulf [...]

International Women’s Day: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

International Women’s Day 2021 UN theme: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world      British proto-Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft published her book A Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792. It was a commentary on the unjustifiable behavior of both men and women that were responsible for the marginalization of women. Wollstonecraft wrote the book as a rationalist and realist and told women  they should not ask for [...]

Incarcerated Women Confront COVID, Forced Sterilizations

PBS recently released a documentary on the forced sterilization of women in CA prisons, as they struggle for accountability by the state and the CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation for the consequences of the practice, which went on for years. Although it has now been outlawed, there has been no justice or recompense for the hundreds of women who were affected. the PBS Independent Lens documentary is no longer available for [...]

Resources for Dealing with Child Poverty, Domestic Abuse & Houselessness

California 1736 Family Crisis Center 2116 Arlington Avenue, Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90018 (323) 737-3900 Mission To help children, women, men, and families through crises, including domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, joblessness, poverty, human trafficking, suicide ideation and attempts, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and emotional and life-survival challenges, thereby improving their prospects for long-term housing, psychological wellness, financial stability, and success. Who They Serve Victims of domestic violence Runaway and homeless youth [...]

Black Lives Matter Excluded from 4th Women’s March

Black Lives Matter–Los Angeles Excluded from Women’s March Los Angeles    Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles was excluded from the 4th Annual Women’s March in Los Angeles. WMLA did not invite Black Lives Matter to participate, failed to respond to an email request for inclusion, and further refused speaking time during a subsequent telephone conversation. This marks the first time that BLMLA will not participate and is the culmination of ongoing disagreement and [...]

Zapatista Meeting of Women Who Fight Starts in Chiapas

Mexico: Zapatista Meeting of Women Who Fight Starts in Chiapas Around 3,200 women from all over the world are gathered in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico, to participate in the “Second International Meeting of Women who Fight,” which has been convened by the Indigenous political group Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). Women from countries such as Argentina, Germany, Peru, Spain, and the United States are gathered at “The Footprints of Commander [...]

Abortion Rights & Women’s Empowerment

Abortion Policy By Imani  Beckett <imanikbeckett@gmail.com> In May, following the Supreme Court appointment of Brett Kavanagh, many "red" (GOP-dominated) states began passing laws that would make it effectively impossible to get an abortion, with the hope of those laws going to the Supreme Court and overturning Roe v Wade. The main argument from pro-lifers is that a fetus is a baby and deserve all of rights of a human baby. I personally [...]

Sexist Stereotyped Robots Reflect Sexism in Tech

Sexist stereotyped robots: "I'd Blush If I Could" httpss://news.un.org/en/story/2019/05/1038691 Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN’s Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that develop these services and other cutting-edge digital tools.   The publication, produced in collaboration with the Germany [...]

The IMF Showed the World How Not to Celebrate International Women’s Day

The IMF Showed the World How Not to Celebrate International Women’s Day By Tanya Rawal-Jindia Author Bio: Tanya Rawal-Jindia is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made it a tradition to release a statement on their website about the importance of women’s financial security on International Women’s Day—which is about as [...]

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