'Destroy women's rights': JK Rowling against the Scottish premier and her trans law

As in Spain, feminism in Scotland fights against a law wanted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon introducing gender self-determination without any medical diagnosis and lowering the age for access to 16. And this time too, the Harry Potter author stands by women, girls and children

JK Rowling takes a photo of herself wearing a t-shirt that reads 'Nicola Sturgeon, destroyer of women's rights' to support women protesting in front of the Scottish Parliament against the controversial gender recognition reform bill wanted by Scotland's First Minister. Activists from For Women Scotland gathered in front of the Scottish Parliament this morning for a demonstration against the bill promoted by Sturgeon, which would make gender self-determination easier - we have [...]

The Iranians are fighting for us too

Women in Iran are oppressed, violated and killed precisely because of their bodies as women. And their revolt could free everyone and everyone. Is'the woke West of'gender identity and 'freedom of the veil' ready to understand and support this revolution that blows for us too? Woman, life, freedom

In the uncertain and ever-changing geopolitical order of our time, in the midst of a global political agenda that from right to left forgets women, betraying, albeit in different ways, female exclusivity and the richness of sexual difference, the struggle of Iranian women has something epic, something moving. The killing of Mahsa Amini shows how the issue of the 'veil as freedom' is the quintessence of intellectual dishonesty, of logical fallacy, of an age-old lie. To 22-year-old Mahsa, the desire to 'feel the [...]

US, gay couple sues: surrogacy is a 'right', must be paid for by health insurance

The two men's claim aims to have the fact that they do not have a womb recognised as a 'disability': an absurd, envious and revealing claim. If they win in court all over America insurance companies and employers would have to reimburse gestations for other for men

A gay couple filed a lawsuit in New York labour court demanding that their employer-provided insurance company pay all the costs of the surrogate uterus for them, in order to ensure 'equal access to fertility treatment'. For all intents and purposes, they are demanding that a gay male couple become a protected category under the law because they are both without a womb and without access to one. If they win the case, in all [...]

Girls removing their breasts

Transactivist propaganda invites girls uncomfortable with their female form to compress their breasts with special bands (binders), the first step towards the final mastectomy. The same misogynistic violence as the traditional 'breast ironing' practised in Africa. In the UK, the publicly funded charity Mermaids is under indictment for sending binders to teenage girls against parental advice.

Breast ironing is a horrible practice still in use in some regions of Africa, particularly in Cameroon. It involves the destruction of the breasts of adolescent girls by red-hot instruments -old irons, spatulas, stones or shells- and is generally practised by the adult women of the family. The purpose is to make the girls less attractive in order to save them from rape and early pregnancies that could tarnish the honour of the family group. The practice causes serious damage to the health of teenage girls, [...].

Giorgia's father

Stigmatised also from the left is Rula Jebreal's vulgar attack that places the blame for an unreliable and absent father on Meloni. Absence that may rather offer a key to her political rise to control of a male party. And also her focus on motherhood

In her vulgar attack, stigmatised by the right and the left, Rula Jebreal claims -on the basis of a Spanish press scoop- that 'Meloni's father is a notorious drug trafficker/convicted criminal who has served time in a prison' when she 'states that asylum seekers are criminals who want to replace whites' (again for the record, Meloni has announced that she will sue Jebreal for attributing this statement to her). The right-wing leader has never made any secret of her abandonment [...]

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- [...].

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 [...]
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26 April 2022
Trans-medicine: the new lobotomy
According to Lisa Michele, the treatment of healthy minors with hormones is 'one of the biggest medical scandals in history' and can be compared to the lobotomy of 50,000 Americans in the middle of the last century: in both cases, no scientific evidence and serious harm to patients. In the meantime, a self-help website for parents of children with gender dysphoria has been launched in Italy.
Speaking of what she calls 'one of the biggest medical scandals in American history' (and not only American, unfortunately: the treatments she is talking about are also being carried out in Italy), the American feminist Lisa Michele makes a very strong comparison between hormone therapies for people with dysphoria (especially minors) and the surgical practice of lobotomy, a devastating treatment that was very much in vogue in the USA in the 1940s and 1960s. What you will read is a transcript of the video of [...]
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8 March 2022
8 March 2022 - 8 March 2023: Agenda for a year of feminism
Maternity, work, uterus for rent, gender identity, transition of minors, women's health, male violence, prostitution, politics and elections, women in the South, ecological transition: these are the issues we will be working on in the coming months, told in a meeting that you can see here. To take part in the work, write to radfemitaliarfi@gmail.com
Maternity, work, uterus for rent, gender identity, transition of minors, women's health, male violence, prostitution, politics and elections, women in the South, ecological transition. These are some of the issues addressed during the meeting attended by Alessandra Bocchetti, Monica Ricci Sargentini, Veronica Tamborini, Manuela Ulivi, Ilaria Baldini, Luana Zanella, Daniela Dioguardi, Marina Terragni, Assuntina Morresi, Elvira Reale. These are the objectives of the political work of the next few months: if anyone is interested in taking part in this work, choosing one of [...]
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20 January 2022
Health is a feminist issue
There is a lack of will to save public healthcare. Instead, private investment is growing exponentially. Without a paradigm shift, without putting the relationship back at the centre of care and human coexistence, we will not see real change. This is the change in civilisation that we have been talking about for some time.
In the course of the fourth Covid wave, we reaffirmed - if there was any need - the disaster of local public health care: super-conscientious but overburdened and unreachable - or on the run - general practitioners, no support, stressed or non-existent Usca, do-it-yourself tampons, the bricolage of self-care. And every other health problem neglected and postponed sine die. Almost every family has experienced the problem up close. A stress-test that brought to light the problems accumulated over years and years of bad practices [...]
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10 November 2021
Canada: Alarm over male violence in women's prisons
Heather Mason, former prisoner and women's rights activist, tells RT News about the reality of women in prisons being sexually abused and violated by 'transgender' men with their male bodies intact in their cells. Here are their letters
In 2017, as the #MeToo movement exploded across the western world, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spontaneously and without warning gave the green light to transfer male inmates who call themselves women to Canada's federal women's prisons. Female inmates in Canadian prisons are at risk of violence from male inmates who identify as women, but no one is willing to discuss the issue for fear of being labelled transphobic. The [...]
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3 November 2021
British government breaks with Stonewall
The Department of Health breaks its agreement with the large LGBTQ organisation, paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to lobby, imposing the'use of pronouns and free access for anyone to women's spaces based on free gender identity. Great news for British women and for all of us.
The British Department of Health has broken its agreement with Stonewall: it will no longer use its consultancy (lavishly paid: more than £300,000 of taxpayers' money paid to the big organisation so far) to apply its diversity scheme in favour of LGBT staff. The Department of Health is the latest high-profile organisation to distance itself from the lobby group, which has been heavily criticised for its influence and intrusiveness into public policy. A Department spokeswoman said: 'The year [...]
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30 May 2021
The health care we want: women's difference in care
Value of care, community health, the maternal relationship model: how women can govern health for all, while remaining themselves
The book project The Health Care We Want. Women-oriented care comes from the work and experience of women in medicine during the long suspended time of the pandemic. An infinite shift made up of elementary and specialist care, of consolidated experience and experimentation, of "cold blood" and fragility, in which their presence made the difference. After the first phase of the lockdown, with the ineffectiveness of the directorates, the uselessness of the managerial pyramids, the absence of a long look of the policy, we have analysed the [...]
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22 April 2021
The Zan bill and 'gender identity' are bad for your health. Especially women's health
The women's movement of the last century, with emancipation, posed the question of women's rights and equality between men and women, neglecting the important question of sexual difference. It was not until the 1970s that feminism began to take into account the sexual difference that the aspiration to equality could neither cancel nor erase. Sexual difference focuses on motherhood and being a mother as an irreducible fact of reality from which to start. If equality referred to an undifferentiated man-woman world, in which [...]
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14 February 2021
It's Valentine's Day: loved ones. Or rather: FitLovas, feminism and gymnastics
Today in Italy as in the rest of the world is the day of chocolates, flowers and soft toys. The day that if you're single you hate all couples and if you're engaged you start planning two weeks in advance where you'll have dinner, what you'll wear and what you'll give him as a present. Instead, today, with a feminist conscience, I want to propose something to you. I propose that you ask yourself: what do you do to love yourself? Ask yourself if you give yourself the self-love you deserve and how you give it to yourself. I believe there is no better day [...]
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