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The 11th Carnival of Feminists – Global Edition!

January 6, 2010

Welcome to the 11th Carnival of Feminists! Gender Across Borders is proud to present a Global Edition of the Carnival. We want to thank everyone who submitted posts to this Carnival, and we hope you enjoy reading all of the excellent posts linked below!


Ashley tells us about her master’s thesis (on feminist blogging!) and the challenges she encountered when applying for IRB approval.


Jha discusses gender roles as portrayed in Chinese media.

Chally reviews Beyond Words, an Australian short film, at FWD/Forward.

Stiletto Revolt posts a list of the Top 10 Films for Women in 2009, including films from across the globe.

As part of GAB’s recent Women, Art & War series, Roxanne reflects on 2009 and what the year brought for women in art around the world.

K. A. Laity writes about the unmasking of James Chartrand.

Beauty/Body Image

Nic Heath writes about the natural, untouched photograph of Australian model Jennifer Hawkins that will appear in next month’s Marie Claire.

Virginia at Beauty Schooled discusses feminism as a backlash against the beauty industry.

Feminism 101

Natalia Antonova interviews Maria Dmytrieva for GlobalComment, in which they discuss the status of feminism and women’s rights in Ukraine.

Sarahjeantay wonders who will be the feminist role model of our generation

…and, coincidentally, Alison has a suggestion.

Health/Reproductive Rights

Clarisse Thorn discusses how HIV/AIDS prevention campaigns in southern Africa are redefining ideas about masculinity.

Anna Portela writes about Uganda’s ban on female circumcision at EmpowHER.

GAB’s own Jessica Mack takes on reproductive health in Sudan and the work being done to aid Sudanese women.

Heather profiles Claudia Mitchell, an educator who teaches Rwandan and South African girls to use “photo-voice” as a tool for HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

Dr. Petra investigates claims that the G spot does not exist.

RosieRed23 breaks down the facts about abortion coverage in the United States and explains why it’s crucial for health care plans to cover abortion.


The Czech celebrates Pakistan’s decision to legally recognize people living outside the gender binary.

Monica Roberts highlights India’s first beauty pageant for transgender women.

Feministing Community poster, inallsincerity, covers the aftermath of an LGBT raid in Georgia.

Anahi Parra at Macha Mexico posts a letter from Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe, celebrating their upcoming nuptials in Mexico City.

Arwyn is seeking nominations for the Lesbian/Bisexual Woman of the Decade.

Sinclair deconstructs butch identity and dominant sexuality in a feminist context. (NSFW)


Earwicga criticizes the New Labour Party and its supporters for stigmatizing single parents.

Gina writes about raising equality-minded sons.


Renee exposes the racism faced by Lou Jing, a black Chinese girl featured on a Chinese reality television show.

CarlosQC at Peruanista analyzes racism and white supremacy as portrayed in Peruvian media.


Yagana shares a story about rape as part of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

The Fem Spot lists statistics about untested rape kits in the United States and challenges the U.S. government to prioritize the needs of rape survivors.


Mike at Feminist Looking Glass criticizes French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his anti-Muslim prejudices.

Shira looks to Israel to answer the question — Does religion oppress women?

Nancy also looks to Israel and explores the crossroads of religion and sexuality.


Lauredhel questions whether Australia really has to worry much about violent women (or “Girls Gone Wild,” if you will).

Liz Grover writes about her experience meeting Anna, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide.

Elana shares stories about Palestinian women who are needlessly arrested and murdered in Gaza.

Stop Street Harassment! discusses women in Yemen and Egypt who wear veils and hijabs and are harassed by strangers.

Amanda ReCupido remembers the physical and emotional violence girls inflict on one another while growing up.

Mad Kane offers commentary on new airport security measures in the United States.

And that’s our Carnival! Thanks again to everyone who participated, either by submitting or reading. Stay tuned for the next edition, hosted by Feminist Review on January 20!

  1. January 6, 2010 12:22 pm

    Thanks for including me. Finding some great writers here.

  2. January 6, 2010 1:18 pm

    Wow! Thanks for including The Czech! And it looks like I’m in fabulous company.

    Thank you for putting this together.

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    January 6, 2010 1:42 pm

    Thank you for including my post. What a great collection!

  4. January 6, 2010 3:08 pm

    thanks! wow this will keep me busy for the afternoon …

  5. January 6, 2010 4:36 pm

    Oh wow, thanks for including me! And for doing such a good job, it’s good to read such an international carnival.

  6. January 6, 2010 7:32 pm

    What a riveting collection of posts. I can’t wait to start reading. Thanks for including my post. Heather

  7. January 6, 2010 10:25 pm

    Wow, this carnival totally beats the kind where I eat too much cotton candy and get sick on the Ferris Wheel. Seriously, thanks for including Beauty Schooled. Delighted to discover this wonderful community of feminist bloggers!

  8. January 6, 2010 11:15 pm

    Thank you so much for including my story. Happy New Year! Oh, and RAR! Happy year of the tiger!

  9. January 6, 2010 11:43 pm

    Very interesting collection – thank you for the effort to get posts from all over the world

  10. January 7, 2010 8:07 am

    Thanks for including me! It’s a marvellous carnival.

  11. January 7, 2010 5:52 pm

    Great carnival! Cheers for posting my link.


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