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Film Review: trans identities and feminism

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020) This documentary is a good way to start reflecting on the experiences of trans individuals, and the representation of trans identities in the movie industry. It was created by Sam Feder, Stacy Goldate and Laverne Cox to narrate the history of this representation in cinema. In this documentary, only […]

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body politics, body poetics: part 1 – artivist statement

de la cuerpa1 objeto a la cuerpa sujeto from the body object to the body subject pamela varela pavamere.la “The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertisement says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a party.” –Eduardo Galeano I dedicate these words to […]

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Penny’s Freedom in Father Comes Home From the Wars

Written by Sophia Drawing by Dionne To many, freedom may seem like a simple enough concept. It often boils down to being able to do what you want whenever it strikes your fancy, not having to answer to anyone else, or just being who you are. Attaining it might be a far more complicated and/or […]

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Feminism must include every women: A Critique of Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism

 Written by Juliette R.     Trans people exposure has seen a rise in recent years. With her appearance in Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox became an international star; Caitlyn Jenner, a member of the popular Kardashian-Jenner family, transitioned; and Netflix launched Pose, a series about the lives of people involved in ballroom culture in […]

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Trans identities and Feminism

Our theme of the month is Trans identities and Feminism, through which we invite you, our readers, our writers and anyone else to reflect upon gender identities, trans identities, and the role and/or impact of these questions within the feminist movement. Ultimately seeking to question the underlying assumptions governing our current frameworks of understanding around […]

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What happened in April 2021?

Gay marriage: On the 1st of April 2001, 20 years ago, gay marriage was allowed for the first time in the world by the Dutch government.  Dubai: Noura Al-Matrooshi is the first female Emirati to become an astronaut. She was born in 1993, studied mechanical engineering and is working for the National Petroleum Construction Company. […]