clock sI was a teenager the first time that I was told that my body was going to kill me. Right as I was entering adulthood I was informed that because my mom had type 2 diabetes, my dad had type 2 diabetes and my grandpa had type 2 diabetes, I was pretty much guaranteed to have type 2 diabetes.

Ayla sThe operations of political genocide towards women in particular and to peoples’ democratic organizations and institutions including municipalities, mass arrests of elected members of parliament and co-mayors continues as part of the state’s escalating plunder and war in the Kurdish cities following the termination of the peace and negotiation process by the AKP government.

migration girls sOn 1 December the United Nations Population Fund released its 2016 State of the World Population report. The report’s focus is on the well-being of 10-year-old girls as an indicator of development success or failure. According to the United Nations, “The world’s future will be determined by the fate of its 10-year-old girls”, and if Europe is a part of “the world”, so will be the Europe’s future.

Women’s Aid launches ‘Change That Lasts’: a new approach to domestic abuse
Friday 1st July 2016

The national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid, in wider partnership with domestic abuse charity SafeLives, is launching a new comprehensive approach and scheme to tackle domestic abuse called ‘Change that Lasts’.  Read more...

In a pornified culture, even 'smashing patriarchy' is a fetish
Mickey Z. -- World News Trust. March 28, 2016

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”

I’ve always appreciated this quote from Assata Shakur and felt it to be ironclad radical truth. Then I woke up to the insidious reality of patriarchy. After too many years dick-footing around, I finally recognized male pattern violence for what it is: the worst problem in the world.  Read more...

Peru compensates woman in historic UN Human Rights abortion case
In 2001, a 17-year-old Peruvian girl, named K.L., was 14 weeks pregnant when doctors at the public hospital in Lima diagnosed the foetus with anencephaly. Anencephaly is a fatal birth defect, where the foetus lacks most or all of the forebrain. Doctors told her that continuing the pregnancy would put her life and health at risk. She was recommended to have an abortion.  Read more...