Commentaries

Gender hate

The groups that drive the idea of a dangerous, destructive gender ideology are well organised and are gaining ground, but there are also counter movements that are growing stronger, the author argues.

By Anna-Maria Sörberg No Comments on Gender hate

Doing feminism in times of anti-gender mobilizations

The authors argue that the current situation of neoliberal capitalism, nationalism, anti-feminism, and racism poses similar (but not identical) threats in different parts of the world, which in turn structures parallel but locally performed resistance. Efforts to create feminist unity in the name of gender studies across different sets of borders also inevitably unveils the cracks and differences dividing feminist communities.

By Katarina Giritli-Nygren and Angelika Sjöstedt Landén No Comments on Doing feminism in times of anti-gender mobilizations

Ni Una Menos – not one woman less How feminism could become a popular struggle

Ni Una Menos (literally meaning “Not one less”, standing for “not one woman less”) is the signifier that has become the name of a whole popular feminist movement.

By Paula Biglieri No Comments on Ni Una Menos – not one woman less

Review of a turbulent 2019

Latin America experienced the intensification of a dual political process in 2019. On the one hand, we saw the growth and advance of anti-gender politics supported by religious fundamentalism and police brutality; on the other, the growing prominence of women’s and feminist movements in the insurrectional struggles of our sub-continent.

By Ana Fiol No Comments on Review of a turbulent 2019

Authoritarian Regimes and Criminalization of Critical Voices

Academics for Peace, the majority of whom are women, mostly working on women’s and gender issues, had been facing trial on charge of “propagandizing for a terrorist organization” for signing the Peace Petition since December 5, 2017.

By Derya Keskin No Comments on Authoritarian Regimes and Criminalization of Critical Voices

Countering Kremlin`s disinformation in Baltic and Eastern Europe

Disinformation tools are not something unique or new and have been used long time ago. But now we are living in times when information became a weapon. Annexation of Crimea, war in Donbas and in Syria have shown a significant role of information.

By Maksym Kyiak 2 Comments on Countering Kremlin`s disinformation in Baltic and Eastern Europe