Saturday, September 20, 2014

Iranians Debate Combating ISIL & Defending Kurds/ Kurdish Women

The urgent need to combat the onslaught of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL),  and the fact that the Kurds are being seen as a democratic bulwark against ISIL, has led to some important debates among Iranians.  These debates concern the struggles of the Middle East region’s Kurdish national minority and Kurdish women in particular. 

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Iranians Discuss Nancy Fraser’s and Women of Color’s Critiques of Feminism

Nancy Fraser’s recent article, “How Feminism Became Capitalism’s Handmaiden and How to Reclaim It”  has led to some interesting discussions among Iranian women and men inside Iran and in exile.  In her article, Fraser argues that the second wave of feminism has abandoned its original ideal of social justice and has been co-opted by capitalist careerism.

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