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Jineology 101 – The Fascinating Intersection of Kurdish Nationalism and Feminism

Kurdish women have an active role in politics as a Kurdish Women’s Movement emerged and developed within the nationalist liberation struggle for an independent socialist Kurdistan and continues to drive this struggle towards an autonomous, democratic nation.

Jineology is neither a form of feminism, nor is it an alternative to feminism. It is an epistemological process which centres women – it challenges knowledge and ways of ‘knowing’ as a patriarchal concept.

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Why We Should All Read Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” To Learn More About Gender and Race

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is the inspirational story of how a working-class girl from the South Side of Chicago came to have such an influence in US politics. Although some may think that her influence came from the sheer luck of marrying the man who would become President of the United States, this would, in fact, be taking away the credit from a strong-minded woman who hoped to make a change to the world years before meeting her future husband.