The Women of Bahrain’s Revolution

A reminder that women kick ass.


India, the worlds largest democracy protests the death of the young woman they are calling “India’s Daughter”, the young medical student gang raped by some hooligans last week. A new India is rising in a new world which also rises and women are leading the way. It is about time.


Malala Yousafzai, in a 2011 interview with CNN, discussing her activism on behalf of girls seeking education in Pakistan.



women kicking ass and takin’ names in the 2012 election

Next step…. rule the world.


Untitled, 2012 (Farniyaz Zaker)


Impressive, thoroughly researched visual history of 150 years of photographic portrayal of lesbians and queer women. Also see Venus with Biceps, a visual history of muscular women.

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?


Photograph: Brigitte Lacombe

A sneak preview of the Hey’Ya exhibition in London, featuring Arab sportswomen from amateurs to Olympians:

Amal Mohammed Awad, basketball player, from Qatar

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She has the most beautiful eyebrows ever…

Also, I hope all the ladies kick ass in the Olympics!


Muslim schoolgirls from St. Maaz high school practise Chinese wushu martial arts inside the school compound in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Girls from ages 10 to 16 participate in weekly sessions during school term.

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“When they took away my children in 1995, they also killed me - in the most brutal manner. This is not life …. I had my family and in just one day I’m left without them, without knowing why. And every morning I ask myself why, but there is no answer. My children were only guilty of having the names they had and their names were different from their killers. It was not only my children killed on July 11, 1995; thousands of other innocent children were murdered in the bloody genocide in Srebrenica …. I no longer have anything to lose; the criminals killed all I had, except for my pride.”
    -Hatidza Mehmedovic

In July 1995, an estimated 8,000 Muslim men and boys - sons, husbands and brothers - were dragged away never to be seen again.
The Srebrenica massacre marks a particularly inhumane and brutal act within the tragedy and bloodshed of the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War.

these clips are from Al-Jazeera documentary called Women who refused to die