by Cristyn Hughes Today’s world is heavily influenced by the presence and actions of national and international institutions. This phenomenon isn’t new – large conglomerates, banks for instance, have existed for centuries and exerted immense influence on the economy – but widespread access to both their workings and their histories is relatively recent. What about…
Artist Saimdang was selected to feature of the 50,000-won banknote to raise awareness of gender equality within Korea. However, this choice caused great controversy amongst many feminist commentators, who saw the selection as a way for the government to promote historic Confucian notions of gender identity and patriarchal expectations of women.
Have you ever found yourself overthinking things? Or perhaps you spend more time contemplating than moving? To better understand my world, I moved. These days, however, I seem to spend more time thinking. “But isn’t that normal?” you might ask. Maybe, but it isn’t the only way to make sense of the world.
In 1968, Muhammad Reza Shah, the Pahlavi monarch of Iran made his first official visit to Malaysia. For the Iranian Shah, his visit to the region was part of his outreach to Third World nations to position himself as a leader of the Global South.
“I study women’s history and gender history. My thesis explores a women’s magazine from Shanghai in the early twentieth century.” “Really? I thought only women studied that.”
It seems impossible to deny the ubiquity of sexualised forms of violence against gendered bodies, and that things need to change. We need to keep talking about it.
The 1951 Oil Strike in Iran is characterised by an unprecedented solidarity and collaboration between students and workers in their fight against colonial capitalism.
t best this leads to far too many people asking the average lesbian minding their own business: ‘But, how do you even have sex?’ At worst, it snowballs into misconceptions of the longevity of queer, gender, and even racial and disability emancipation movements throughout history.
by Zayra Badillo Castro For women, war is never over. Rasul Gamzatov, (1923-2003) Poet, Dagestan, Russian Federation Makhachkala is not a city often covered in the news. The capital city of the Republic of Dagestan, an administrative entity under the Russian Federation located in the North Caucasus, has become a headline since the start of…
by Hamza Latif Kashmir has been divided for decades. It has always been a region characterized by the diversity of its natural landscapes – from lush mountain valleys to glacial lakes. However, this image of a land solely of natural wonders has been constructed through propaganda, media, and misinformation by entities that are not Kashmiri….