"When you get trapped in the destruction, open the door to creation. "

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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The Endometriosis Diaries, Part I: If Pain Could Speak

  By Nadia Kaneva Nadia is a woman, author and scholar who has written a series of blogs entitled "The Endometriosis Diaries" about  her own painful and frustrating experiences of diagnosis and treatment.  We present Part One of the series here, and the rest can be...

They’re terrified — but is it “credible fear”?

It’s like being totally lost in a dark forest with enormous twisted trees that are constantly moving and growing, blocking the way. Women mostly from  Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fleeing horrendous violence in their countries out of desperation and terror...

Report by a feminist journalist from the US-Mexico border #2

By Kathy Bougher Kathy Bougher is a journalist, correspondent for ESCRIBANA, feminist activist, and educator who has traveled throughout Central America working with women’s groups in the region on reproductive rights and other social justice issues. She spent several...

Why American Feminists Should Mourn FEMEN’s Oksana Shachko

And how FEMEN cleared the way for #MeToo   By Nadia Kaneva This has been the summer of celebrity suicides. When the tragic passing of fashion designer Kate Spade hit the news, she was lauded for having created a brand that helped women be “both feminine and feminist.”...

El Salvador Bill Would Put Those Found Guilty of Abortion Behind Bars for 30 to 50 Years

The right-wing ARENA Party has introduced a bill that would increase [the] penalty [for abortion] to a prison sentence of 30 to 50 years—the same as aggravated homicide.

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