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

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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

Feminist Youtubers

[Versión bilingüe] Youtube is young people's new window to the world. Having outgrown colourful cartoons and not being very interested in bridesmaids or interior decorating programmes, teenagers have switched the TV for this fresh, interactive platform full of people who they can feel identified with. Some channels are made and watched for entertainment purposes only: … Continue reading Feminist Youtubers

“What the f**k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”

[Versión bilingüe] Last night the 59th Grammy ceremony was celebrated in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As a music fan, I could not miss it and I was very excited since my favourite artist of all time, Beyoncé was nominated in the most important categories, album of the year, song of the year and … Continue reading “What the f**k does she have to do to win Album of the Year?”