Tag: feminism

How The Radical Right Is Mansplaining Black Lives Matter

Radical right misogynists are falsely claiming the root cause of the Black Lives Matter protests isn’t racial injustice, but fatherless homes. The Black Lives Matter movement is monumental not only because it has challenged the significance of material monuments to historical racism, but also because it has sparked multiple globalized campaigns against all forms of… Continue reading “How The Radical Right Is Mansplaining Black Lives Matter”

How the Radical Right Is Appropriating Feminism

In the US, gender is a component of radical-right discourse around the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, common narratives circulated by the radical right and right-wing extremists about the coronavirus pandemic include racist, anti-Asian stories of the virus’ origination, xenophobic calls to close all borders as well as “liberation” protests that argue that government… Continue reading “How the Radical Right Is Appropriating Feminism”

COVID-19 Casts a Shadow Over Swedish Exceptionalism

Sweden’s leftist coalition has taken an authoritarian approach to the COVID-19 pandemic that is more suited to governments on the far right. Sweden has dealt with the global COVID-19 pandemic very differently from the other Nordic countries. All but Sweden are led by women. The female prime ministers in Denmark, Norway and Finland closed down… Continue reading “COVID-19 Casts a Shadow Over Swedish Exceptionalism”

The Spanish radical right, COVID-19 and the “socio-communism”

Introduction On March 8 2020, thousands of Spaniards were summoned to join two radically different mass gatherings in Madrid: a demonstration to celebrate International Women’s Day, and a VOX meeting in which Santiago Abascal was going to be re-elected as the president of the radical right political force for the next few years. The party’s… Continue reading “The Spanish radical right, COVID-19 and the “socio-communism””

#TradWives: sexism as gateway to white supremacy

The TradWives debate is a new and effective recruiting tool for the growing intersection between toxic masculinity and white supremacy. When BBC Stories aired in January 2020 the short documentary “‘Submitting to my husband like it’s 1959’: Why I became a TradWife” reactions were passionate. On the one hand, those who focused on the home-cooked… Continue reading “#TradWives: sexism as gateway to white supremacy”

Pop Stars Are Combating The Radical Right In New Ways

Pop stars like Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift are combating radical right ideologies by spreading messages of inclusion and tolerance. To the unobservant, former One Direction heartthrob and chart-topping singer Harry Styles might not seem like the person to challenge toxic masculinity and demonstrate how to be a powerful ally to queer people,… Continue reading “Pop Stars Are Combating The Radical Right In New Ways”

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

A descriptive and benign term, “family” has been turned into the primary frontier of social wars by the radical right. In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy.… Continue reading “Turning Family Into a Political Weapon”

Norwegian electorate reacts against radical right evangelists’ attack on women’s rights

The radical right tide might be turning in Norway. Last week thousands turned out on the streets in sub-zero temperatures in 33 Norwegian towns from Mandal in the South to Tromsø in the North to demonstrate against half-a-century of attacks on the right to free abortion in Norway. The new radical right government – formed… Continue reading “Norwegian electorate reacts against radical right evangelists’ attack on women’s rights”