On Wednesday and Friday, FEMINIST GIANT Global Roundup brings you feminist news from around the world. They are compiled by Samiha Hossain and Inaara Merani. Here's Samiha's roundup from last week

And here is Inaara Merani's Global Roundup from last week feministgiant.com/p/global-round…
On Monday, #InternationalWomensDay, activists in Mexico painted the names of women victimized by violence on metal barriers that the president erected around Mexico’s national palace on Saturday, ahead of a major women’s march nbcnews.com/news/latino/vi…
As Samiha Hossain pointed highlighted in her compilation on Friday, the Mexican president's support for a politician accused of sexual assault has, rightfully, angered women's rights activists theguardian.com/global-develop…
Mexican feminists are incredible. You will remember that in September, anarchist feminists took over a govt human rights commission building in #MexicoCity to protest government inaction over Femicide and violence against women #NiUnaMenos #Mexico
I believe feminism must terrify the patriarchy. And in Mexico, it has been instructional to see how a leftist president has not been a friend to feminism. He fears it. text: But the wall proved a provocation for women, who accus
“We want him to protect us the same way he’s protecting these buildings,” said Vania Palacios, 19, who carried a sign reading: “Fight today so not to die tomorrow.” theguardian.com/global-develop…
Again and again, the message that the State, be it in Mexico or anywhere, else, gives to women is that their "vandalism" is worse than the violence against them they are protesting. Why is that? Why is a building or a painting more important than the life of a woman?
After Pres. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador chided the activists for defacing images of Francisco Madero, an assassinated former president revered by many as a hero of the 1910-1920 revolution, the protesters daubed paint on portraits of more historic figures. channelnewsasia.com/news/world/mex…
“I have every right to burn and smash things." I will always remember this powerful talk by Yesenia Zamudio, a feminist collective member whose daughter was murdered in2016.
So when the State does fuck all to "protect" us, and the police are clearly there to protect the State, not us, what is the way to survive this overwhelming patriarchal violence: I wrote a chapter in The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls asking that feministgiant.com/p/how-many-rap…
After I explained to a club manager why I beat up a manwho sexually assaulted me, the manager looked at my Beloved and asked me “Why didn’t you let your husband take care of it?”

I almost beat him up too. feministgiant.com/p/i-beat-my-as…
I don’t want to be “protected.” I want patriarchy to stop protecting misogynist violence.

The pandemic has exacerbated all that patriarchal fuckery. I made this in April:

What fucking world is this? 🎥 @rerutled

When we emerge from this fucking pandemic, during which so many women were hurt by a virus outside and a terrorist inside, what will change when home is where the hurt is?

🎥 @rerutled

“How long must we wait for men and boys to stop murdering us, to stop beating us and to stop raping us? How many rapists must we kill?"and this episode of Q&A was banned for, among reasons, my questions.

“I have every right to burn and smash things."

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“We're looking at grief as the hidden health crisis in this whole pandemic," she said. "One of the reasons we need a national grief strategy is to provide a coherent response to an urgent public health crisis." 

I’m writing about this v soon google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.…
"Grief is hard no matter what, no matter where you are in the world, what time in history," she said. "But trying to do grief in a healthy way during a pandemic just magnifies the barriers to a healthy grief process,” Andrea Warnick, a nurse and psychotherapist.
I know there are laughing circles/clubs - I've heard of some in India.

I'm looking into whether there are grieving circles/clubs. Something along those lines.
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11 Mar
Watched the most recent Queen Sugar and cried and cried and cried.

I think we need ritual crying. A way to get all the sadness out.

I am individually fine but have so much sadness in my heart it hurts.

If your heart hurts with sadness, I hear you and send you 💜✊🏽❤️
I am alive, have food and shelter. As I said, I’m individually fine.

I’m sad for all of us. For the horrors of this past year. And for all who have and continue to hurt.

It’s like I/we have tapped into this vortex of sadness, collectively and individually grieving.
And now watching There’s Something About Mary with @rerutled for some silliness.
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10 Mar
I've been writing about women I call the Sorority Of Pinky Swears (SOPS) and looking at their hollow feminism tailored to fit just their needs, which I call Bespoke Feminism. @AngryBlackLady coined A Well Actually of Chads (AWAOC) for male counterparts feministgiant.com/p/the-bespoke-…
Feminism: fights to destroy patriarchy--that many-tentacled octopus of oppressions such as misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, ableism, transphobia, ageism, etc

Bespoke Feminism: fights whatever hurts its individual wearer and fuck the rest of us.
SOPS (Sorority of Pinky Swears) conveniently aligns with SOP - Standard Operating Procedure.

Bespoke Feminism is a form of white feminism and is the antithesis of intersectionality, as coined by Prof. Kimberle Crenshaw.

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10 Mar
I particularly like the green because as I link in my essay: "Thick coats of black and green eye makeup partially made from lead may have boosted the immune systems of ancient Egyptians, a (2010) study suggests." nationalgeographic.com/science/articl…
In fact, “according to ancient Egyptian manuscripts, eye makeup was believed to have a magical role, in which the gods Horus and Ra would protect wearers against several illnesses.” feministgiant.com/p/deliberate-b…
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10 Mar
Thousands of female farmers held sit-ins and a hunger strike in India’s capital on Monday in protests on International Women’s Day against new agricultural laws. apnews.com/article/narend… h/t @MetalRabbit13
The demonstrations were held at multiple sites on the fringes of New Delhi where tens of thousands of farmers have camped for more than three months to protest against the laws they say will leave them poorer and at the mercy of big corporations.
FEMINIST GIANT intern Inaara Merani has been including since December news of female farmers who are protesting in India in her Global Roundup. Subscribe to FEMINIST GIANT & stay up to date with global feminist resistance
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I've been writing about women I call the Sorority Of Pinky Swears (SOPS) and looking at their hollow feminism tailored to fit just their needs, which I call Bespoke Feminism. In the U.S. it would fall under white feminism. I coined SOPS & Bespoke Feminism to take it global. 1/
Examples in the US: Senator Kyrsten Sinemal and the two other white female Democratic senators who voted against the minimum wage increase. Sinema's office said it was sexist to question her callous thumbs down gesture that accompanied her vote feministgiant.com/p/the-bespoke-…
It was a reminder that:

Feminism is not: supporting a woman simply because she is a woman.

Sexism is not: any and all criticism of a woman.

And also the way Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted that anyone opposing Gina Haspel as CIA head was sexist
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