Feminism and the Right

In response to Julie Bindel, who considers the wall erected by the transactivist left but also the risks of an alliance with the right: in Italy, the historical novelty -a right-wing woman premier, Giorgia Meloni- further complicates the picture. What to do then? What is happening in Spain over the horrible Ley Trans perhaps points to a good way forward for everyone

Julie Bindel and Harvey Jeni take the bull by the horns: given that for too long there has been no possibility of dialogue with the left, can radical and gender-critical feminism look to the right without taking risks? This is a theme that we in Italy are well aware of and that agitated the entire election campaign that ended with the landslide victory of a right-wing woman, Giorgia Meloni, who has never declared herself a feminist. The fact that today the right in Italy is [...]

SPAIN: SOCIALISTS AGAINST THE TRANS LEY

Unlike their Italian counterparts from the PD and the left who stand for free gender identity, the Spanish progressives break with the PSOE's transactivist policies in defence of women and children. In their manifesto the excellent arguments against what, if passed, could be the worst transactivist law in the world

Breaking with its party, the PSOE, and sending a signal to the women of the European left, who are generally aligned in defence of transactivist diktatism, the Federación de Mujeres Progresistas launches a courageous manifesto against the Trans Law wanted by the governing majority in Spain (PSOE and Podemos) and being approved by an emergency procedure, without an effective parliamentary debate or a wide public discussion. The initiative also comes in response to the clamorous break between historical Spanish feminism -united in the Contraborrado cartel- [...].

RU486 or abortion pill: myths, misunderstandings and business

Chemical abortion is sold as more free and self-determined, but it is not the solution for everyone: it is longer and more painful than surgery, sometimes less safe, and mostly serves to save the health system money, as the essay by three American feminists explains. Women must be guaranteed the right to be informed and to make an informed choice between the two options: here is a bill to make hospitals work

A few days ago we published 'When abortion matters to men'. In the post we mentioned the various methods of involuntary termination of pregnancy, including the abortion pill RU 486, also known as 'chemical abortion'. Chemical abortion is spoken of as a step forward in self-determination. Younger women in particular can get confused between 'morning-after' contraception (which must be taken within 72 hours of risky intercourse) and the abortion pill, with which pregnancy can be terminated up to the ninth week. [...]

When abortion matters to men

Totally ignored by the right and left in peacetime, the issue of abortion becomes central when men fight for their power. But if there is a 'Marche case' there is also a 'Emilia case', a red region: the same percentages of objection and no abortion pill in the consultatories. We women must not take part in this filthy dispute over our flesh, siding with one or the other supporters.

Women - or rather, so-called 'women's rights' - have been instrumentally thrown into the centre of this horrific election campaign, probably the worst ever. Not the low female employment rate, the gender pay gap, the lack of services that forces us into the living welfare part, violence and feminicide, the machismo of politics and all that we know and experience. The issue of issues is abortion, fished out of the oblivion in which it is normally confined -no party [...]

Perhaps gender identity does not exist

If it is the biologist Anna Fausto-Sterling, the first to speak about it in the 1990s, the inspiration of Judith Butler and the founder of gender theory, who is in doubt, then perhaps we are at a clamorous and definitive turning point. Stop trans laws before it is too late!

If Judith Butler is The Queen of Gender, Anna Fausto-Sterling is its goddess: zoologist, biologist and lecturer in gender studies -now at Brown University- starting from the rare genetic condition of intersexuality in the early 1990s, she was the first to attack the concept of sexual binaryity, arguing that sexuality is a spectrum and that at least five sexes can be identified ('come on, it wasn't a theory, I was being ironic, it was just a provocation' she later said. But in vain). [...]

Trans-Europe: Ireland, UK, Spain, gender laws high on political agendas

While the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss works to block gender self-certification in Scotland, the Iberian government prevents the parliamentary debate on the Ley Trans, which allows sex change even for 12 year olds, to go for approval in a hurry: that is why Spanish feminists break with the left and open dialogue with the Popular Party. Meanwhile in Ireland a professor is arrested for refusing to use fluid language

A teacher at an Irish Christian school, Enoch Burke, was suspended and then arrested for refusing to name a transgender student with a neuter pronoun. Meanwhile, new British PM Liz Truss is reportedly trying to block Scotland's plans to allow self-identification for transgender (self-id) people and has asked lawyers for advice on how to 'pause or prevent' the reforms. Truss, head of the equalities brief as well as a former foreign minister, was instrumental in ruling out [...]

Elizabeth, the last matriarch

The missing queen wielded her power so skilfully that it was invisible. A profound influence that never backfired. Wisdom, an iron sense of duty, pragmatism, emotional control and no narcissism: these are the traits of sovereignty that make her a model of female authority

Gaby Hinsliff for The Guardian Stop all watches. Unplug the phone. For once, the opening lines of WH Auden's poem, Funeral Blues, seem appropriate to the moment. Like it or not, much of public life will come to a halt in the days of mourning as broadcasters suspend their programmes and a state funeral is prepared. However long it may have been predicted, the death of the longest reigning monarch in British history is a moment [...]

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The brutal murder of Alessandra Matteuzzi, hammered to death by her ex-boyfriend, is the perfect representation of every feminicide: the murderer is not someone who loses control, but one who restores it. Her death serves to restore the balance lost as a result of the abandonment. Violence is a function of domination. It's here that one must keep one's gaze to be able to stop it

The killing of Alessandra Matteuzzi, the Bolognese woman murdered by her ex with a hammer and an iron bench, is the plastic and perfect representation of the dynamics of every feminicide. Giovanni Padovani is not crazy, he is not a drop-out, he is a young man in perfect shape, integrated in the world, even a testimonial for campaigns against violence against women. In short, you would never have guessed it. Alessandra is subjected to constant and unprecedented harassment: she has to justify every movement, every breath, [...].
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20 August 2022
A POLITICAL HORIZON COMMON TO WOMEN OF ALL PARTIES
In the sign of Carla Lonzi forty years after her death: women voters and activists from all parties unite in the gift of a common 'unexpected programme', a horizon for a change of civilisation
"Will women always be divided from one another? Will they never form a single body?" (Olympe de Gouges, 1791) On the 40th anniversary of Carla Lonzi's death. We are women who vote for every political party. We live in every part of the country. We belong to every social condition. We are mothers and non-mothers. We have a faith, or we are agnostics, or atheists. We are held together by being women and the knowledge that what is good for a woman and her daughters/daughters is good [...]
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10 June 2022
Madonna mistress sadomasochism
A bare-breasted Madonna dressed as an S&M mistress paraded on the shoulders of a group of protesters during the Pride in Cremona. These are the reflections of Daniela Tuscano
Maria vulva sacra, Our Lady of Milk, is one of the oldest and most venerated icons, especially in the Middle East and Ethiopia, where Christianity took root from the first century. Even today, the Grotto of Milk in Jerusalem is the destination of incessant pilgrimages of women expecting or wishing to become mothers. Every 29 April, the Orthodox Church celebrates with a splendid hymn the breasts of Mary, the 'life-giving Spring' that lifts the sick from their beds, frees the afflicted, strengthens the frail, [...]
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10 January 2022
Unicorns and other 'fabulous' creatures: how to make little girls hate their female bodies
Winged horses, rainbows, the pink-blue of trans flags: the same symbols shared by the LGBT world and childhood. Especially by young girls, led to believe that freedom means becoming like those imaginary and neutral creatures, escaping a female "destiny" represented as suffering and impossibility of choice.
For a long time now we have seen symbols and images spreading among girls and boys that unequivocally refer to the common Pride symbolism. Until a couple of decades ago, the Rainbow flag was the planetary symbol of Peace, peace between men and gods in both the biblical and classical worlds. Similarly, the Unicorn, a fantastic animal of the medieval bestiaries, symbol of Chastity, has found new life thanks to fantasy novels and films, and is spreading among [...]
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22 October 2021
The disappearance of women. In X Factor
The abolition of the women's and men's categories from the talent, in homage to gender fluid, has in fact resulted in the abolition of women: only 2 finalists against 20 men. No better demonstration of the fact that the neutral is masculine, and erases the feminine gender
What is happening in the Italian edition of the international talent show X Factor (Sky) is disconcerting, but also very significant. As of this year, the categories have been abolished: in particular, men and women no longer compete in different and separate categories in deference to the mainstream fluid according to which sexual binarism is a fact to be archived. The paradoxical result of the innovation is that the final will be almost exclusively male (20 male competitors, 2 female): practically a football club. From the hated binary, through the [...]
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2 June 2021
1946, Italians vote: except for "wandering" prostitutes and cloistered nuns
The first female vote was not in the referendum of 2 June, as many believe, but in the local elections of 10 March 1946, with a turnout of 89 per cent. But it was not a first for all
To women "???????? ????????????????????????????????" vote for the first time in Italy ???????? ???????????????????? ???????????? ????????????????, and not on 2 June as many people think, for local elections, the first ballot boxes in Italy ???? after the ???????????????? of ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? in the country liberated from fascism and ???????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????. Only ???????? ???????????????? ???????? the Italians could ???????????????????????? and ???????????????????????? ????????????????????????. The first call for women's suffrage was from the Women's Vote Commission of ????????????, the Italian Women's Union, which was set up to [...].
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26 February 2021
Making money by 'dismembering' and reselling women's bodies: the global power of the gender identity industry
What you see in the picture are not dolls. They are child-shaped sex toys used by fetishists who insert them inside their bodies in order to 'give birth' to them. The fact that there is an online trade in these objects testifies to the widespread popularity and social acceptance of this type of paraphilia, which the clinic calls autogynephilia. In addition to using women's clothing and accessories, as in the practice of cross-dressing, autogynephiliacs fetishise menstruation for erotic purposes -using tampons found at the [...]
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9 February 2021
Freeing women's energies: how the French model of care works
Among the many proposals that women's groups and associations, such as those gathered in Half of it, are bringing to the attention of the future government and on the table of the Recovery Plan is also a reform of welfare and services in support of female employment - and consequently of the birth rate. Linda Laura Sabbadini often refers to the so-called French model. Let's see here in detail what it consists of (the following is an identical speech of mine in the PD National Direction in [...].
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7 February 2021
Luisa Muraro on 'Men and Prophets' (Rai Radio 3) on the future of women
You can listen to it here. We also talk about Carla Lonzi and female spirituality.
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7 February 2021
One year after In Radice - For the Inviolability of the Female Body
One year after In Radice- Per l'Inviolabilità del Corpo Femminile, Naples, 1 February 2020. The meaning and relevance of that text (you can read it here): we talk about it in this video
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3 February 2021
Budget and Recovery Plan: not a recovery for women
"Woman is the other in relation to man. Man is the other than woman. Equality is an ideological attempt to enslave woman to higher levels". Carla Lonzi, Carla Accardi, Elvira Banotti Manifesto di Rivolta Femminile - Rome 1970. Merciless numbers for female employment: in December, ISTAT recorded a drop in the number of jobs of 0.4% compared to November, 101 thousand fewer employed. Of those 101 thousand, 99 thousand are women (98%) and 2 thousand are men. On a [...]
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1 January 2021
Marija Gimbutas, 100 years since her birth (23 January 1921). The World of the Goddess
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