Disgraceful: #Egyptian court has upheld prison sentence against Amal Fathy, a woman human rights defender convicted over a video she posted online criticizing the Egyptian authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment. amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
Misogyny is the beating heart of authoritarianism. That is why Amal Fathy is being punished for exposing sexual violence.

When you punish women who expose sexual violence, what other message are you sending out other than patriarchy enables and protects misogyny? #Egypt
My latest essay about #Egypt is available in English and Arabic

A decade after people across the region took to the streets to remove authoritarian leaders, a zealous determination to control female sexuality continues to hurt women and girls in Egypt: feministgiant.com/p/egypts-sexua…
But women and queer people are rising up against a form of tyranny even more stubborn than dictators in presidential palaces: patriarchy and its stranglehold on their bodies and sexualities. #Egypt

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11 Jan
My aunt Nagwa died in Cairo today. She is survived by my uncle Osama, their daughter Yousra & 2 grandchildren. Tante Nagwa is the 5th member of my extended family to die in the past 8 months. This time of counting our dead is crushingly hard. So much loss, trauma and grief.
Uncle Osama has lost his wife, a brother and a sister since August.

When I was a child in Cairo, Tante Nagwa and Uncle Osama used to babysit me often because they lived nearby. They never hid their affection for each other from me, cuddling, holding hands, kissing. I loved that.
We have not reckoned with the magnitude of our pain and grief.

I wrote this in May 2021 and reread it oten.

If you are grieving, I hope it helps.

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10 Jan
Jan 8, 1896, the world’s first explicitly anarchist-feminist group published La Voz de la Mujer (Woman’s Voice) Women were doubly oppressed - by bourgeois society and by men - it said. libcom.org/history/no-god…’s-first-anarcha-feminist-group A sepia Gomes photo of a gr...
Who deserves freedom? And from whom is our liberation?

“No God, No Boss, No Husband,” answered an Argentinian anarchist feminist in a letter to La Voz de la Mujer feministgiant.com/p/essay-inciti…
In 1st issue, it warned misogynist anarchist comrades “You had better understand once and for all that our mission is not reducible to raising your children and washing your clothes and that we also have a right to emancipate ourselves…”
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9 Jan
I am seeing #MosqueMeToo making the rounds. I send love and solidarity to all sharing their stories of sexual assault. I know it’s not easy. 💜✊🏽❤️
Here’s more about #MosqueMeToo and #IBeatMyAssaulter
In this interview, I tell @laignee that I started #MosqueMeToo to talk about being sexually assaulted at Hajj when I was 15, and why I started #IBeatMyAssaulter after I beat up a man who sexually assaulted me at a club when I was 50

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9 Jan
When you are shameless, you cannot be shamed. And so I write this feministgiant.com/p/moisturize-y… #MenopauseMona #FEMINISTGIANT
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It is with this inclusivity in mind that I teamed up with @unbounders to edit #BloodyHell, a menopause anthology that is global and gender diverse. Find out more here and pledge to help us complete our crowdfund unbound.com/books/bloody-h…
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8 Jan
Are you interested in feminist news from around the world?

Subscribe to FEMINIST GIANT and get Global Roundups delivered to your inbox. Look at this wonderful roundup compiled by FEMINIST GIANT contributor Samiha Hossain feministgiant.com/p/global-round…
Twice a week, FEMINIST GIANT Contributor Samiha Hossain will be compiling Global Roundups of feminist resistance.

And soon, we will welcome a new roster of interns!

Subscribe--it's free. If you can pay, it helps to keep it free. feministgiant.com/p/coming-soon?…
Last week’s FEMINIST GIANT Global Roundup compiled by Samiha Hossain:

-2Spirit Land Defenders
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7 Jan
What happens when the majority of lawmakers are too rich to understand hunger or poverty, and are too comfortable to even imagine either.

I wrote this in Dec. 2020 and I know that much of it still applies today.

Year three of #COVID19 and too many politicians in wealthy and powerful countries are telling those most hurt by the pandemic--Black, Indigenous, people of colour, elders and teh disabled--to go fuck themselves thestar.com/business/2022/…
Politicians and CEOs want to push “back to normal”

Fuck normal

I made this in May 2020
🎥 @rerutled

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