This relates to climate campaigning, but what with Feminist Fightback chaining themselves to the Department of Health this week, and the arrests at Climate Rush recently, it’s still of interest to feminists too, I think.
Campaigner Esha Momeni has been arrested in Iran, while interviewing members of the One Million Signatures Campaign – Feministing has the full story.
Stroppyblog has sketched a biography of Constance Markievicz – the “Red Countess”.
Anna at Shameless posts about Yo Majesty: “They’ve been tearing up dancehalls and The Internet for years now, but this is the first time you can have a full sixty-ish minutes of gay feminist hip-hop that’s also super dirty and catchy all to yourself. You will dance. You will blush. You will smash misogyny.”
Beautiful art with interesting influences, by Indian Jew Siona Benjamin:
Siona’s work is driven by Torah narratives, especially of women, that are inextricable from her personal experiences. Her Bene Israel Jewish family inculcated a deep sense of Jewishness, even while she was educated in the rich cultural diversity of Catholic and Zoroastrian primary schools within the predominant Hindu and Islamic culture of Bombay.
A teacher may be able to carry on teaching reports the BBC, even though he “slapped a pupil on her bottom and called her a ‘naughty girl'”. Via Anji.
Colin Powell endorsed Obama, crossing party lines and nailing what’s wrong with the anti-Muslim, anti-Arab sentiment it’s been possible to observe even from across the pond What Tami Said has got the footage.