Agenda Stories making the news this month

8 Frustration grows among young Saharawi refugees 8 Blazing a web rights trail in

Brazil 9 Britain’s citizen scientists unite 9 Introducing Tawakkol

Karman 9 Chile’s icy republic

10 The plight of condors in the US 10 Peace at last in the

Philippines? 11 Hart Island sorrow 11 Hem to hip PLUS: Scratchy Lines by cartoonist Simon Kneebone and Reasons to be Cheerful.

The Big Story – Feminist revival

12 Is there a feminist spring?

Women’s liberation is back in vogue – and not a minute too soon, says Hazel Healy. 14 Profiles of groups sticking it to the Man 18 FACTS for feminists A graphic guide to gains and work-to-do. 20 Mitts off my muff An interview with Nimko Ali, an activist revitalizing the fight against Female Genital Mutilation. 22 When rights go wrong Rahila Gupta explores the perils of states, religion and corporations moving in on women’s rights. 24 Women on the edge of time Hannah Pool mediates an intergenerational conversation between India’s Kamla Bhasin and London’s Lilinaz Evans. 26 Virtuous woman or raunchy sexpot? Ikamara Larasi reports from the culture wars frontline. 27 Feminist book club A recommendation of 10 must-reads to fill the theory gap.

Features 38 When propaganda rules In Ukraine’s information war, truth is one more casualty, says

Lily Hyde. 40 ‘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.

Mixed media 34 Film reviews Toronto HotDocs Festival special. 35 Music reviews Queen Between by Susheela Raman; Tzenni by Noura Mint


Front cover: María María Acha-Kutscher draws a recent anti-rape protest (see page 17) . Magazine designed by Andrew Kokotka and Juha Sorsa. All monetary values are expressed in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

36 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. PLUS: Also out there…

Opinion 30 Argument: Can plastic surgery be liberating? Feminist blogger Danielle Leigh and filmmaker and former model Susan Hess Logeais go head to head. PLUS: Open Window with guest cartoonist Igor Lukyanchenko from Ukraine. 33 Mark Engler Social change is written in the streets. 44 Kate Smurthwaite Cupcakes can fuck off. PLUS: Polyp’s Big Bad World cartoon.

Regulars 6 Letters 7 Letter from Bangui The central market is a microcosm of the city’s misery, but also of its glints of hope, discovers Ruby Diamonde. 28 Country Profile: Rwanda 45 Puzzle Page PLUS: Marc Roberts’ Only Planet cartoon. 46 And Finally Eyadou Ag Leche of Malian desert blues band Tinariwen tells Graeme Green about his hopes for an autonomous Tuareg territory.

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