Category Archives: Anti-sexism

[en] Narrow-minded? Bologna’s PD council tries to evict Atlantide social centre

Atlantide is a social centre in the Santo Stefano neighbourhood in the heart of Bologna’s old town. More precisely, it is situated in the cassero, an historic building which forms part of the city’s medieval gates. Atlantide was occupied in 1997 … Continue reading

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[Translation] Franca Rame’s rape: Fascists, carabinieri and ‘a higher wish’, by Girolamo De Michele

Original article was published on Carmilla. On the 9th of March 1973 Franca Rame was abducted by five men and forced to get in a van where she was tortured and raped. Famously, Franca managed to talk about this aggression … Continue reading

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[en] Death of Franca Rame, actor and political activist

The funeral of actor, communist and feminist activist Franca Rame was held in Milan on the morning of Friday 31st May 2013. She died aged 84. Franca Rame was the spouse and coworker of Dario Fo, 1997 Nobel Prize winner … Continue reading

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[en] Pope embraces the No Choice March in Rome

Straight into the arms of Francis I, the new Pope: the pro-life march held in Rome on May 12 (Mother’s Day) couldn’t have asked for a better ending. For the third year running, shouting slogans like “Abortion is murder”, thousands … Continue reading

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[en] Only Two in Ten Young Women are Employed in Southern Italy

Istat (the Italian Institute of Statistics) has published its Italian labour force survey for the second quarter of 2012. The youth unemployment rate currently sits at around 33%. However, the most remarkable statistic concerns young women in Southern Italy. Only … Continue reading

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[en] Women are Denied the Right to Abortion in Jesi, Ancona

It is no longer possible to have an abortion in Jesi, a small town in the Province of Ancona, in the Region of the Marche. The 10 gynecologists working at the local hospital are all objectors, which means women who … Continue reading

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[en] Over Mother’s Day, Catholic and neo-fascist organizations demand an end to abortion

Thousands of people marched on Rome on Mother’s Day morning, 13 May, to demand the ban of abortion in Italy. They were “pro-life” militants, coming from different Catholic and right-wing organizations—among them, fundamentalist religious organizations such as Militia Christi, and … Continue reading

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