Essay

Feminist Activism in a Settler-Colonial Context: The Case of Bedouin Palestinian Women

Bedouin women's feminist struggle faces intersectional obstacles, both by the institutionalized discrimination against Bedouin–Palestinians as a minority group, and by intensifying patriarchal pressure against women. Thus, Bedouin activists maneuver in a liminal space between patriarchal and settler power structures that create more blocked walls to cross and more gaps to close...

Indigenous Women Warriors are the Heart of Indigenous Resistance

Indigenous women have always played a central role in our Nations as life-givers – bridging the spirit and human worlds to nurture a baby into adulthood with the help of large extended families. It is one of the most important roles in Indigenous nation-building, but it is not the only one held by Indigenous women. Traditionally, Indigenous women also acted as interpreters, negotiators, political advisors and strategists, leaders, decision-makers and warriors. While our Nations were diverse and had varied traditions and practices, Indigenous women may have also been involved in picking the leaders, head warriors or making decisions related to land use and hunting/trading areas...