New Internationalist


Feminism is undergoing a renaissance. Young women are at the fore, squaring up to sexism with humour, great bravery and digital tools. We take a look at the long to-do list of 21st-century feminists. What shapes does sexism take around the world? Where have women’s rights advanced or been sent into reverse? What opportunities – and challenges are presented by technology that can enable consciousness-raising on a mass scale? And what risks are run by the women on the frontline?

July 2014, Issue 474

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Is there a feminist spring?
Women's liberation is back in vogue - and not a minute too soon, says Hazel Healy.
Profiles of groups sticking it to the Man
FACTS for feminists
A graphic guide to gains and work-to-do.
Mitts off my muff
An interview with Nimko Ali, an activist revitalizing the fight against Female Genital Mutilation.
When rights go wrong
Rahila Gupta explores the perils of states, religion and corporations moving in on women's rights.
Women on the edge of time
Hannah Pool mediates an intergenerational conversation between India's Kamla Bhasin and London's Lilinaz Evans.
Virtuous woman or raunchy sexpot?
Ikamara Larasi reports from the culture wards frontline.
Feminist book club
A recommendation of 10 must-reads to fill the theory gap.
When propaganda rules
In Ukraine's information war, truth is one more casualty, says Lily Hyde.
'We're fighting for a change'
Brian Fitzpatrick and Michael Norby report from Haiti, where hunger, violence and political turmoil have created a situation dangerously close to boiling point.
Frustration grows among young Saharawi refugees
Blazing a web rights trail in Brazil
Britain's citizen sicentists unite
Introducing Tawakkol Karman
Chile's icy republic
The plight of the condors
Peace at last in the Philippines?
Hart Island sorrow
Hem to hip
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by cartoonist Simon Kneebone and Reasons to be Cheerful
Argument: Can plastic surgery be liberating?
Feminist blogger Danielle Leigh and filmmaker and former model Susan Hess Logeais go head to head.
Mark Engler
Social change is written in the streets.
Kate Smurthwaite
Cupcakes can fuck off.
Letter from Bangui
The central market is a microcosm of the city's misery, but also of its glints of hope, discovers Ruby Diamonde.
And Finally
Eyadou Ag Leche of Malian desert blues band Tinariwen tells Graeme Green about his hopes for an autonomous Tuareg territory.
Music reviews
Queen Between by Susheela Raman; Tzenni by Noura Mint Seymali.
Film reviews
Toronoto HotDocs Festival special.
Book reviews
A Cut-like Wound by Anita Nair; Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones; The Hidden Light of Objects by Mai Al-Nakib; and The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon.