BY Grace Evans in Feminizzle on Jun 09, 2011 |
"We did not break the law. We were not driving on the road,” one Saudi woman said after being arrested for practicing her driving skills. Today five women were arrested for driving in three cars in an empty lot in the Hettein district in Saudi Arabia when two police officers arrived to detain them. Next week a nation-wide protest by women who oppose the ban against female drivers will take place in the country.
In Saudi Arabia there is no ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Jun 09, 2011 |
I haven't been able to get the story of the missing "Gay Girl in Damascus" blogger -- Amina Arraf -- out of my mind since I first heard about it on Monday. The blog, which has been online since February of 2011, detailed the life of an out American/Syrian lesbian and, in particular, her views on the uprisings in Syria and her desire to see the current administration fall.
But as detailed here previously, someone who identified herself as Amina's cousin posted to ... Read More
BY Emilie Branch in Feminizzle on Jun 08, 2011 |
Scientists in India have come up with a birth control for men that is 100% effective and lasts a minimum of ten years. You read that correctly, but I’ll repeat it: 100% effective for ten years. The birth control is administered via an injection, called RISUG—an acronym for “Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance.” The injection is given to the male through the scrotum, twice during the same session. The procedure totals about fifteen ... Read More
BY Ariana Anderson in Feminizzle on Jun 08, 2011 |
The LA Pride Celebration, taking place June 10-12 this year, will honor BUST’s favorite comedienne/singer/writer/LGBT activist extraordinaire Margaret Cho with the Morris Knight Lifetime Achievement Award. In a recent interview with Out Magazine, this year’s recipient reflects the historical progression of the LGBT movement and her own role in it:
“The [LA Pride] parades were small until 1978, when Harvey Milk died. There was a shift in the ... Read More
BY Grace Evans in Feminizzle on Jun 07, 2011 |
Blogger and activist Amina Abdallah Arraf who writes A Gay Girl in Damascus has reportedly been detained from the streets of Damascus, the Syrian capital, yesterday evening. As a non-violent advocate of change, Amina organized community meetings, attended protests and tried to ensure that people were aware of the regime’s actions.
Rania O. Ismail, who identifies herself as Amina’s cousin, posted a letter to Amina’s blog detailing Amina’s ... Read More