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In Sweden, hawkish defense and feminist diplomacy make odd bedfellows


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China arrests feminist activist Huang Xueqin after HK visit

China arrests feminist activist Huang Xueqin after HK visitPolice in southern China detained feminist activist and journalist Huang Xueqin after she returned to the mainland from Hong Kong and Taiwan, her friends said Friday. Authorities in Guangdong province’s Guangzhou city arrested Huang last Thursday on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” her friends said. The vague charge is commonly used against activists viewed as threatening by the ruling Communist Party.



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Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain's feminist movement

Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain's feminist movementSpain’s feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival. Protesters have filled streets across the country in response to appeals from women’s groups, leading Spain’s conservative government to announce it will consider changing rape laws. The issue also hogged the headlines of newspapers all around the country and an order of Carmelite nuns added their voices to the wave of condemnation of the court judgement.



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Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain's feminist movement

Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain's feminist movementSpain’s feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival. Protesters have filled streets across the country in response to appeals from women’s groups, leading Spain’s conservative government to announce it will consider changing rape laws. The issue also hogged the headlines of newspapers all around the country and an order of Carmelite nuns added their voices to the wave of condemnation of the court judgement.



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Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles

Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender RolesEli Rezkallah, a 31-year-old artist and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon, recently created a photo series called “In a Parallel Universe.”



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21 Of The Best Feminist Books Of 2017

21 Of The Best Feminist Books Of 2017From the Women’s March in January and the subsequent record number of women running for political offices, to the #MeToo movement, 2017 has been a remarkable year for women.



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How Emma Watson Gave Belle a Fresh Feminist Twist

How Emma Watson Gave Belle a Fresh Feminist TwistEmma Watson, a contemporary feminist icon, wanted her version of Belle to reflect the modern-day woman.



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