Yo sí te creo

Ahora que estoy muerta, ¿me crees? Una violación no tiene por qué acabar en muerte física, pero la persona es asesinada por dentro. Estas fotografías representan exactamente eso. Son duras y explícitas pero necesarias porque parece que la gente no se para a pensar en el dolor hasta que lo ve en forma de moratones … Continue reading Yo sí te creo

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8-M: And now what? / ¿Y, ahora, qué?

[Versión bilingüe] Every time I sit down and try to write something for this Women’s Day post, my mind goes blank. I don’t want to be repetitive and I have already written about this subject in a hopeful tone and sometimes in a dismal one as well. What can I do now? What else is … Continue reading 8-M: And now what? / ¿Y, ahora, qué?

The History of Women / La historia de la mujeres

[Versión bilingüe] The Ascent of Woman is a BBC 2 series that was released in 2015 and that has been available on Netflix for a while now. It is written and presented by the historian and award-winning author Dr Amanda Foreman, who travels around the world to discover (or rather uncover) the women that changed … Continue reading The History of Women / La historia de la mujeres

Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism

[Versión bilingüe] Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism In response to “The World’s Most Powerful Woman Won’t Call Herself a Feminist”   Postfeminism? It seems paradoxical that Angela Merkel, “the world’s most powerful woman”, does not identify as a feminist. However, to assume the title of “feminist” demands acknowledgement of ongoing systemic inequality, … Continue reading Angela Merkel and The Wake of Political Non-Feminism

Allies? / ¿Aliad@s?

[Versión bilingüe] Lately, the new concept of “ally” has been all over the place and it has got me thinking — a lot. Until very recently, I had only heard this term in relation to the feminist movement, since some women use it to refer to men (or to anyone who is not a woman … Continue reading Allies? / ¿Aliad@s?

A “reality” feminist / Una feminista de reality

[Versión bilingüe] Ylenia Padilla Santana was born in Benidorm, Alicante (Spain), and she is 28 years old. After her appearance in the reality show Gandía Shore in 2012 she became a celebrity and thanks to her single “Pégate” in 2015 her fame grew even more. From that moment she has been a collaborator in several … Continue reading A “reality” feminist / Una feminista de reality

March 27: Muslim Women’s Day / Día de la Mujer Musulmana

[Versión bilingüe] March is the month when conferences, readings, marches, and many more events take place daily and internationally, all of them with a common goal: women’s liberation. However, this “women” has brought many problems since the feminist movement started, because, most times, when talking or thinking about “women”, the mental picture that came to … Continue reading March 27: Muslim Women’s Day / Día de la Mujer Musulmana

Marching towards freedom / La marcha hacia la libertad

[Versión bilingüe] This past Wednesday, March 8th 2017, several feminist marches took place all over the world and there was a women’s strike to prove the world that it doesn’t work without us. I live in Madrid so I was able to go to the protest along with Ana and José Juan (also from the … Continue reading Marching towards freedom / La marcha hacia la libertad

8-M: Por todas ellas

Para hablar del 8 de marzo y del Día Internacional de la Mujer podríamos empezar hablando de Lisístrata, que empezó una huelga sexual contra los hombres para poner fin a la guerra o de la Revolución Francesa, en la que las mujeres de París participaron de manera activa. En los ‘’Cahiers de doleances’’ (Cuadernos de … Continue reading 8-M: Por todas ellas

8-M: Review. Le féminisme by Mathieu and Husson

[Versión bilingüe] Illustrated Feminism guide review. “ À l’origine était la misogynie…” Sometimes, we find a new book about feminism which does not deal with new theories, nor does it go deeper, it just explains what Feminism is. Or “feminisms”, because according to the authors, there is not a single movement, it is a group … Continue reading 8-M: Review. Le féminisme by Mathieu and Husson