انطلقت ثورة الفاتح من نوفمبر في العام 1954 بنداء وجهته رسالة جبهة التحرير الوطني إلى الشعب الجزائري قائلة "إذا كان هدف أي حركة ثورية في الواقع هو خلق جميع الظروف الثورية للقيام بعملية تحريرية، فإننا نعتبر الشعب الجزائري في أوضاعه الداخلية متحداً حول قضية الاستقلال والعمل"، داعية بذلك الشعب للانخراط ... Read More »
Farha Ghannam, Live and Die Like a Man: Gender Dynamics in Urban Egypt. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Farha Ghannam (FG): The study of gender in the Middle East has been largely approached through the question of women. While this focus has been very ... Read More »
["إذا أردنا أن نضرب المجتمع الجزائري في صميم بنيته وفي قدرته على المقاومة، فيجب علينا قبل كل شيء كسب النساء، ويجب علينا السعي للبحث عنهن خلف الحجاب حيث يتوارين، وفي المنازل حيث يخفيهن الرجل"، لم تكن هذه المقولة للمستعمِر الفرنسي التي يأتي فرانز فانون على ذكرها في مقدمة مقالته "الجزائر تلقي الحجاب"، ... Read More »
فيما يلي ملخص لبعض الأفكار التي أستقصيها في دراستي القادمة التي ستصدر عن مطبعة جامعة مانشستر: شقيقاتنا المقاتلات: الأمة، الذاكرة والجندر في الجزائر، 1954 – 2012
"لم أفعل شيئاً بعد الحرب"
كانت هذه المقولة، أو التنويعات عليها، أحد الأجوبة الأكثر شيوعاً التي حصلتُ عليها حين سألتُ النساء الجزائريات، وخاصة ... Read More »
On 4-5 October 2013, The New School's Historical Studies Department convened various scholars, activists, and artists to address critical questions about history and contemporary politics in Turkey under the rubric of the Talk Turkey Conference: Rethinking Life Since Gezi.
One of the panels of the conerence was ... Read More »
[This is one of six pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the anniversary of the Algerian Revolution. Moderated by Muriam Haleh Davis, it features contributions from Ed McAllister, James McDougall, Malika Rahal, Natalya Vince, Samuel Everett, and Thomas Serres.]
This ... Read More »
While all Saudis live under a hyper capitalist, sectarian and brutal authoritarian regime, a Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa making it official that being a woman in Saudi Arabia sucks extra bad. This fatwa comes after some confusion surrounding the physiological effects of driving.
Last month a Saudi cleric issued a ... Read More »
Twenty-two years and six months is probably enough time for India to think it has policed memories and fostered institutionalized forgetfulness in Indian-administered Kashmir. But such efforts have proven counterproductive.
On the wintry night of 23-24 February 1991, an Indian Army unit systematically executed a ... Read More »
The crowd in front of the police station is chatting in clusters in the brutal summer heat. Refugee applicants occasionally stop their conversation to say hello to friends and acquaintances who arrive on foot or on bicycles. It is Wednesday, the signature day (rooz-e emzaa) in Kayseri; a weekly ritual in every ... Read More »
كتب محامي أحد معتقلي مظاهرات "برافر لن يمر" ضد مخطط إسرائيل لتهجير أكثر من خمسين ألف فلسطيني في النقب، والتي جرت في الخامس عشر من تمّوز؛ على حسابه على موقع التواصل الإجتماعي "فيسبوك"، أنه عندما دخل إلى مقرّ الشرطة الإسرائيليّة ليسأل عن موكّلهِ، بعد أن تم القبض عليه خلال النشاطات السلميّة التي عمّت ... Read More »
[This article was originally written by Mariam Kirollos and published by Jadaliyya in English. It was translated into Greek by Kostis Tsioulakis and published by Barikat.]
Σεξουαλική Βία στην ... Read More »
[This article was originally written by Wiam El-Tamimi and published by Jadaliyya in English. It was translated into Greek by Eleni Vougiouklaki and published by Barikat.]
Μία Πλατεία Ασφαλής για ... Read More »
Ahmed Sabry Abul-Futuh, Agendat Sayyid al-Ahl. Cairo: Dar El-Ain, 2012.
Again, revolutions are not stories. At the same time, societies process and frame events like revolutions by way of narrative. Stories are how we remember past events and how we understand our present moment. They inform how we ... Read More »
[Part one of this article can be found here.]
So far, this essay has illustrated how political actors have addressed the family in their discourse as a part of their strategy to keep the protestors under control, and how protestors and their mothers have turned the discourse on the family on its head by appropriating ... Read More »
The Gezi Park Protests and Politics of the Family
Many academic commentators on the Gezi Park protests and the ensuing nation-wide uprisings have tended to focus on their more overtly political characteristics, adopting a macro-political perspective in their approach to the unfolding events. This essay instead ... Read More »
[تشكل هذه المقالة الجزء الثالث والأخير من بحث للكاتبة رجاء نعمة. قامت جدلية بنشر جزئيه. إضغط هنا لقراءة الجزء الأول وهنا لقراءة الجزء الثاني]
شيطان "الجنس وَضحاياه": إنس ينشق على إنسه
تمنحنا اللغة العربية مفتاحاً حيوياً لثنائية جنس البشر. فكلمة “إنسان” لا تتعدى كونها مثنى “إنس” (إنس ان) التي توحّد ... Read More »
Asmaa, a biological engineering student at a university in Tunis, chose to have her portrait taken in her bedroom. She sees her bedroom, which is covered with street-style graffiti, as the place that best reflects her personality. She comfortably sat on her bed with her legs folded and jokingly said, “I’ve always ... Read More »
We were on the edge of Tahrir Square on Wednesday 3 July when the army made its announcement. The square burst into jubilation. A member of our team checked his smartphone. He shouted over the din of drumbeats and squealing vuvuzelas: “Morsi's gone. They've appointed the head of the constitutional court in his place ... Read More »
Cet entretien est une invitation à découvrir Fatna El Bouih, qu’on peut appeler sans exagération la doyenne des prisonnières politiques marocaines modernes. Une dame qui a connu les affres de la disparition forcée et fut victime des années de plomb au Maroc (1956-1999). Fatna n’a pas hésité un instant à nous ... Read More »
[The following report was originally published by the Emirates Center for Human Rights on 19 July 2013.]
A twenty-five-year-old Norwegian woman has been sentenced to a sixteen-month prison sentence, convicted of "having sex outside of marriage," after reporting a rape incident to Dubai ... Read More »
The following episode of Encounter (hosted by David Rutlege) features interviews with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Maya Mikdashi, as well as Leila Ahmed, Ellen Armour, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Lisa Isherwood, and Ratna Osman--all of whom are feminist professors and/or activists. In "Beyond the Boundaries," they ... Read More »
Since the Gezi resistance started with bloodshed on 31 May, it has had an “anti-depressant” effect, as a friend of mine puts it, as much as it has been nerve-racking. During this period where each day has been prone to new crises and normalcy was completely disrupted, we simultaneously experienced the peaks of ecstasy ... Read More »
[The following report was compiled by Adv. Shirin Batshon, the Legal Department Coordinator for Kayan-Feminist Organization based in Haifa. Kayan-Feminst Organization was established by a group of Arab women with the goal of acting together to create social change, to improve the status of Arab women, and to increase ... Read More »
Human rights groups have condemned the government’s failure to address the “epidemic” of continuing sexual violence against women taking part in demonstrations in Tahrir Square and surrounding areas. “The rampant sexual attacks during the Tahrir Square protests highlight the failure of the government and all ... Read More »
The history of sexuality in the Islamic world is a topic of growing interest for students and scholars today, and one of the major areas of inquiry has been the development of contemporary notions such as homosexuality in Islamic societies and the context within which they are formed or introduced. This literature ... Read More »
Angela Davis, writing on US women’s prisons--where poor women, women of color, queer, and transgender people are disproportionately harassed, abused, and raped behind closed doors—asks, what if we named US women’s prisons as “secret” prisons, prisons that operate within the same political context and rely on similar ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSH) on 2 July 2013.]
Press Release: Mob Sexual Assaults Reported to OpAntiSH during June 30th Demonstrations Hit Catastrophic Skies
Mob sexual assaults reported to OpAntiSH during June 30th demonstrations hit catastrophic ... Read More »
The story of nonmovements is the story of agency in the times of constraints
- Asef Bayat
An international non-governmental organization, Women on Waves, collaborated with a local Moroccan collective, Mouvement alternatif pour les libertés individuelles (MALI), in a direct action ship campaign to promote ... Read More »
Egypt at the moment feels like a series of battles and struggles, separated by geography but all ultimately linked together, hurtling towards some unknown destiny. People are dying and politicians are floundering, however this post is about one fight: the one against sexual assault.
The fight to free ... Read More »
Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance: Feminism & Social Change
Women Creating Change
Istanbul Workshop, 16-19 September 2013
Co-directors: Judith Butler and Zeynep Gambetti
[More information is available on the website of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at ... Read More »