Constellations: a graphic novel about growing up transgender, and addiction. Interview with author Kate Glasheen
American comics artist Kate Glasheen presented in Haapsalu, Estonia, their graphic novel Constellations about growing up transgender in Troy, NY.
Organisers of LGBTQ+ film festival in Russia: “We were a little naïve about the backlash that was going to happen!”
Estonian Rainbow Heroes of Culture, Gulya Sultanova and Manny de Guerre, who ran the LGBTQ+ film festival Side by Side in Russia, compare working in an atmosphere of bomb threats, intimidation and self-censorship to working to promote human rights in Russia in Estonia, where they run Q-Space, LGBTQ+ cultural program mainly aimed at the Russian-speaking community.
“In Lithuania, people are just tired.” An interview with Birutė Sabatauskaitė and Jūratė Juškaitė
The Baltic states are at very different points in terms of LGBT+ rights. Estonia lives in a bubble, says Jūratė Juškaitė from the Lithuanian Human Rights Centre.
Activist’s life in Poland: trials and attempted murder
Activism in Poland means protesting in the streets, police interrogations, trials and assassination attempts. Feministeerium spoke to Joanna Wolska.
Humanitarian Aws Jubair: Attacks against LGBTQ+ people have increased in Turkey
Aws Jubair, a refugee and LGBTQ+ activist, talks about the work of the Aman Project, which assists LGBTQ+ refugees in Turkey.
Call for art works on sexual consent
How to depict bodily autonomy? What kind of sexual revolution is needed in today's society?
Spiked drink at the bar. Two experiences
The article was written with the aim of talking about sexual crimes in Estonia, more specifically about the danger of date rape. The article explains what to do if you suspect that you or your friend may have been drugged, and also shares information where to seek help.The story draws attention to the fact that foreigners in Estonia are in a particularly vulnerable state. Apart from the locals, they should also better understand what sexual violence and rape are and be able to react effectively if necessary. Two people share their experience and a comment from a police representative is attached. The article is published in both Estonian and English.
Uzma Yakoob: Pakistani feminism is secular, diverse and inclusive
How are women and minorities affected by militarism, patriarchy, unstable neighbouring countries and Islam in Pakistan? Hille Hanso interviewed Uzma Yakoob.
I did not consent to this. #MeToo story
It is a story of a young woman temporarily living and working in Estonia, who points out several urgent issues about sexual justice in Estonia.
Have you ever heard of „Gayropa“?
American political scientist Kevin Snow, who worked as a researcher in Estonia, analyzes the geographical identity of Eastern Europe, more specifically, the role of rhetoric based on geographical identity in discussions of the rights of LGBT+ people. Considering that Estonia is located on the border of Europe where there is a war going on, this issue is particularly important here.
Anti-war activist Lölja Nordic: Russian people who stand against the war risk everything they have
Some activists have had to leave Russia because they have been prosecuted for activism and have not had the opportunity to hide somewhere in Russia.
Do wars have a sexual orientation? On the Russian invasion, LGBTQ rights and civil society resistance in Ukraine
War often perpetuates traditional norms and stereotypes. What is the current situation in Ukraine for those who do not fit in?
Wars do not stand in isolation from each other, they are linked by violent structures
We must condemn all wars and treat people seeking refuge from war in a much more humane and dignified manner.
Ukrainian feminist activist Maryna Shevtsova: All women’s rights organisations have switched to emergency mode
Hille Hanso talked to Maryna Shevtsova, a Ukrainian scholar, feminist and activist, about the history of the feminist movement in Ukraine and the war.
How to keep an activist healthy?
Spending time together in nature helped us to break out of everyday life and that in a safe atmosphere with people who share similar values.
Swedish Gender Photographer Spends One Week Consuming Estonian Media
A quick picture analysis of how the Estonian media presents women and men and maintains and produces gender norms.
A non-transparent system and assessment specialists, i.e. how the Estonian state treats transgender people
Transgender people in Estonia describe their experience with outdated regulation and procedure for gender recognition, the communication problems of a leading specialist and adherence to stereotypes.
Kaunas Pride organizers: we do not want to hide, live in fear or conform to standards imposed on us
We decided to organise Kaunas Pride as it was something that we had hoped would happen for quite some time.
Sanem Güner: Treating feminism as a Western invention perpetuates a myth from which Turkish conservatives have benefited greatly
The President of Turkey recently signed a decree withdrawing Turkey from the Council of Europe's Convention on Violence against Women.
Comic: Being “not like the other girls” wasn’t fun
Nika Nazarova's lovely cartoon is about internalised misogyny, or the desire not to be like other girls, and the journey from self-loathing to optimism.
Five reasons why climate change and feminism are related issues
Women are more affected by the impacts of climate change than men. But given the chance, they can play a big part in finding solutions to fight it.
Artists against capitalism. French strike against neoliberal government and the inequality of social welfare
France has been historically in resistance to such structural inequality and has been attached to its social system with retirement, unemployment, social security, “intermittent” status, but the recent governments have been under the same neoliberal influences. So, we are trying to hold on!