Opinion

About patriarchy, eco-feminism, sexuality, secularism, sexism, anti-racism and more. This section hosts opinions and debates around topics and keywords that shape our discussions, movements and individual and collective consciousness.

“My girl is a boy”: a story of love and metamorphosis

“The transition invites you to choose yourself, and to love yourself. But sometimes to choose ourselves we have to let go of something else, no matter how painful letting go is. Life was moving on and we, as a couple, were left behind.” Read more about Melissa Ianniello and her visual project depicting her relationship with her former partner who decided to transition while they were still together.

On the trappings of ‘solidarity’ and ‘representation’, or: is there any escape from the capitalist structure?

When I asked Sasha what she thought about feminists who claim that trans women are still men, sneaking patriarchal ideologies into feminist spaces, she shut that claim down with a reminder not to reduce women to their genitalia... “Who am I to represent anyone else, be they a feminist or a trans woman, and who is anyone else to represent me?” Sasha asks.

Beautiful days ahead…

In order to launch the MedfemiNiswiya platform, the first of things was to pronounce this name with all its multidimensional aspects. MedfemiNiswiya: a seashell-sounding title, rustling in the Latin language coupled with Arabic, which turns up with the N of Niswiya...

Thunder on, sisters!

Belgrade-based actress Milena Radulović reported her former acting teacher Miroslav Mika Aleksić for rape that took place on several occasions nine years ago. Back then, Milena was a 17-year-old attending the “Stvar srca” (“Matter of the Heart”) acting school run by this — tentatively speaking — educator.

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