In 1991, a 24 year old man called Kurt Cobain disrupted the music industry in turning his album ‘Nevermind’, a fragment punk rock culture, into a millionaire hit. The phenomenon realised an idea so powerful that it seemed inconceivable: overnight, a rockstar who pulverised all the male rockstar clichés slipped feminist, antiracist, and anti homophobic messages into an entire generation.
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The famous au pair program is marketed as an intercultural experience for young people whilst they learn another language, but what is the au pair’s role? Do they work or not? Why are the majority of them women? Who makes the au pair’s bed? How much do you have to do to save on an English language course?
After suffering from a mental merry-go-round, Marta Plaza was able to take part in the feminist strike on March 8 thanks to her support group, her partner, organised resting points, neighbourhood care, and her own efforts. She states, “I feel like a full-time feminist, a part-time madwoman, and a striker according to my possibilities, which aren’t always the same”.
Jacob Tobia, an American with Syrian roots, has put the genderqueer community on the map. At only 26 years of age, Jacob writes for the New York Times, has participated in the production of the series Transparent, has featured on MTV and is soon to publish their memoirs.
The production system doesn’t care that you are drunk on love, horny, or in pain. Capitalism cages us in. It wants us to dedicate out time to work or consumption. Love is unproductive. Feminisms demand the reconciliation of work and family life, but, even more, we need a model that is compatible with pleasure and affective relationships.
Transiting fiction: trans bodies and crossroads in the entertainment business Back in 2014, the representation of a trans woman’s reality in Transparent received a positive reaction from the community despite the role being portrayed by a cis actor. Yet the issue of representation has greatly evolved since and the debate is alive now more than ever before. Aitzole Araneta, an activist who abandoned the acting world due to the transphobia she encountered, analyses this evolution.
Since my forties, I’ve discovered that to be exposed to abuse from men who try to take advantage of their positions, you are never too old.
A Canadian cyclist takes the International Olympic Committee (ICO) to court and a trans American triathlete runs a world championship for the first time ever. Even though ICO and federations are making it difficult, trans and intersexual athletes are changing the understanding of gender in competitions and sports itself. And the Olympic Games are just about to begin
The Palestinian legal system disregards women during divorce proceedings and allegations of ill- treatment. Studies on gender violence preclude a context marked by Zionist aggressions.
After acts of infidelity, the fingers of blame point to everything other than monogamy: one of the only social contracts that seems to remain untouchable. Brigitte Vasallo encourages us to question this pact that, she argues, reproduces the logic of capital in the way we love one another.
Zanele Muholi, photographer and lesbian activist: “Lesbians in South Africa must be seen as more than just victims” Uncategorized
Being from Tripytch, 2007. Zanele Muholi © Lee la entrevista en castellano Zanele Muholi (Umlazi, 1972) is a black and lesbian woman. Her work as a photographer shows the lives of diverse lesbians in South Africa, a group who suffers the disgrace of the “corrective” rapes. However, women in her pictures are not just victims: Leer más