What’s Current: South African feminists fighting to abolish prostitution say ‘Mandela would have supported us’

“Mandela would have supported us:” South African feminists fight to abolish the sex trade.

Elle praised by male film critics in spite of its blatant and banal misogyny:

“The film is described as controversial — but there is nothing controversial about men turning rape into an ambiguous act in which female victims are portrayed as duplicitous, untrustworthy and perverse. It happens in courtrooms and companies, house parties and political parties, corporate workplaces — and film companies. Elle is no different… In Elle, abusive men are depicted as the real victims of women’s demented caprices, while women are portrayed as complicit in their own abuse, as wanting it, engineering it, deliberately provoking it.”

Daily Mail’s front page reduces top female politicians to sexual objects for male evaluation.

Gosh, women really need to stop being so dramatic.

Collective Shout fights “skimpies” pubs in Australia, which use nearly naked serving staff as sexual entertainment

Feminist art collective Untameable Shrews are the new voice of street art.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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