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What’s feminism got to do with it? Is there a need for feminism in the current protests in Lebanon?

In the past week, we met on several occasions as feminists, to discuss our role in the current series of protests in Lebanon.  We started joining the protests since Saturday 22nd of August as individuals, like many other people. We joined the crowded streets of Beirut, melting with the wider demands for basic rights, just female bodies in the streets.

The psychic wounds of sexual violence: Digging for Syrian victims in UNHCR's registration interview

Lamia Moghnieh

 

 

What happened to you?” asked the psychologist

“They raped me” Said the UNHCR male registration officer in a soft and exaggerated feminine voice, and everyone started laughing. 

On Sexual Harassment: No Rainbows here

This morning something extraordinary happened: I experienced genuine happiness! Wait, wait, this is not a I-lay-in-my-bed-and-the-sun-came-shining-through-the-windows-story. This is a I-got-harassed-by-a-12-year-old-and-flipped-him-off-story.

Being black, poor and a woman in the Cedar Revolution land

Just when we thought probably the coming of a new year might slightly hold a different situation for migrant domestic workers, we are impeded with the triviality of our hopes. The first uninvestigated death (not to say that there was any investigated death so far) of young Theresa from Philippines happens on the 4th day of 2010. Just like all its predecessors. No investigations. No sorrow. No arrest. No trial. No media shock.

رسالة من ام مصرية

لما ناس سألونى هنتقابل يوم الثلاثاء و لا بلاش علشان المظاهرات قلتهم و افرض يعنى مظاهرات ما هى اكيد مش هنحس بيها و هتخلص قبل الظهر… قد ايه كنت مش فاهمة قد ايه فاقدة الامل و جاهلة!  بس دخلت ع الفيسبوك بليل و شفت اللى بيحصل و ما كنتش مصدقة…معقولة دول مصريين؟ بس قلت أكيد يوم و هيعدى و كنت غلطانة تانى… و عدى يوم الثلاثاء و الأربعاء و الدنيا بتولع: حماس، تضامن غريب بين الناس مشوفتوش فى بلدى غير فى ماتشات الكورة و فجاءة بدأت أسمع ان صحابى رجالة و ستات بيتشدوا… ايه ده هو الموضوع المرة ديه جد و لا ايه؟

Women in Tension Zones

I suppose it’s not a secret that parts of Beirut are witnessing or have witnessed in the past year periods of political tension. Regardless if these political tensions were directed “civil” strives, it is important for me to look closer at how these tensions affect the lives of women that are part of the social fabric of these neighborhoods.

Women in Tension Zones

I suppose it’s not a secret that parts of Beirut are witnessing or have witnessed in the past year periods of political tension. Regardless if these political tensions were directed “civil” strives, it is important for me to look closer at how these tensions affect the lives of women that are part of the social fabric of these neighborhoods.

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