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General

Time to consider postcolonialism

This is a book review of three important books for postcolonial feminism:
Ahmed, L. (1993). Women and gender in Islam: Historical roots of a modern debate.
Delphy, C. (2015). Separate and dominate: Feminism and Racism after the War on Terror.
Mohanty, C. T. (2005). Feminism without borders: Decolonizing theory, practicing solidarity.

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News

What happened in December?

France: Since 20 years, there is a law about parity but still less than 20% of the French Mayors are women. Moreover, the city of Paris has to pay 90 000 euros fine because there are too many women appointed to management positions at the Parisian city hall.  Switzerland: Same-sex marriage law was accepted by […]

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Art Music

Lous and The Yakuzas

Lous and The Yakuza is a Congolese-Belgian artist. She released her first album called “Gore” last October and she became a real phenomenon very quickly. She is a very interesting artist with amazing video clips, just at the beginning of her career and you shouldn’t miss her! Her real name is Marrie-Pierra Kakoma. She was […]

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Academic Corner

Abortion at the intersection of different actors’ life

Abstract
Abortion impacts different actors and human rights. This gives a rise to the question: “why is abortion such a difficult concept regarding human rights?”. I intend to argue that abortion is a complicated concept because this concept is at the intersection of several people’s rights. After having discussed the different angles of human rights on abortion, the people able to be pregnant such as ciswomen, trans and non-binary people are the most concerned by abortion right because abortion protects a lot of their rights. Abortion could indeed be seen as contradicting the right to life. However, the status of the unborn child highly depends on the conceptualisation of human rights and each legal system. For the case of the biological father or the unborn child, abortion does not affect significantly their rights. The people able to be pregnant are the most concerned by the action of abortion because their rights are clearly influenced by the obtention of this right.

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News

What happened in November?

New Zealand: Nanaia Mahuta has become the first Maori woman to be appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. She has vowed to bring a broader perspective to the role, promoting indigenous voices within global affairs. A member of parliament since she was 26, she served as the Minister for Maori Development between 2017-2020.   Poland: After […]

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Music

Playlist November 2020

Welcome to the November playlist of music exclusively by women and non-binary artists.