Aasta Hansteen (1824-1908) was a writer, paint…

Aasta Hansteen (1824-1908) was a
writer, painter and feminist from Norway. She was famous for her work even
during her lifetime, and at one point was the only portrait artist in Oslo.

In addition to painting, she wrote for newspapers
and contributed to the women’s rights movement in her country, as an active
member of the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights.

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Here are some shocking images about how protesters are treated in France by the police.

(I translated the video on my own, sorry for the possible mistakes)

[The unbelievable images of the arrest of 150 students of the Saint-Exupery High School by the police.

This video was put online on Thursday, December 6th (2018). We can see about 150 young people arrested by the police for “participation to an armed gathering” after violent events near the Saint-Exupery High School in Mantes-la-Jolie (near Paris) where two cars were burned. The youngest is believed to be 12 years old. Interviewed by the AFP (press agency), the police chief assures that this action was meant to “interrupt a process out of control”. – a voice, probably a policeman, says “here is a well-behaved class”. Another says “we’re going to show this to their teachers. I don’t think they’ve ever seen something like this.” A last one reprimands the students by saying “don’t turn, look straight ahead”.]

These. Are. Kids. And they’re being treated like criminals from a prison or war zone. This isn’t right. Also, a quick reminder : these are not the same people that burnt down the Champs-Elysées. The “gilets jaunes” movement woke up a lot of people that are protesting accross all France against social and economical inequalities. The students are protesting against a college reform that prevents them from a having a second chance and makes it harder for disadvantaged students to go to college.

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And this is the video of a gilet jaune (people protesting against a new tax on oil because they are already struggling a lot economically) getting beaten up by 8 COPS, even if he is alone, clearly unarmed and just protecting himself.

Also, an 80 years old woman died in Marseille (France), she was closing the shutters of her flat to avoid the tear gas diffused by the police against the protesters in her street. But as she was closing them, a grenade hit her in the face, she had to go to the hospital to be operated and she died of the operation. Even if she didn’t died directly because of the grenade, she was killed because of police violence.

Begum Rokeya (1880-1932) was an author and soc…

Begum Rokeya (1880-1932) was an
author and social activist in British India, today Bangladesh. She is
considered a pioneer of women’s rights and female education on the Indian subcontinent.

She has written extensively, both fiction and
nonfiction, advocating for equal treatment of the genders and better
educational opportunities for women. In 1909 she founded the first school for
Bengali Muslim girls in Kolkata, and in 1916, the Muslim Women’s Association,
an organisation which fought for equal education and employment rights.

Amanda Vickery (b. 1962) is an English histori…

Amanda Vickery (b. 1962) is an English
historian and professor. She teaches early modern history at Queen Mary,
University of London.

She holds a PhD in modern history from the
University of London and has won several prizes for her work, including the
Whitfield Prize or the Wolfson History Prize. She is also well known for hosting
a series of BBC history programmes, such as Story
of Women and Art
, which was shortlisted for a Scottish Bafta.

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Freedom of speech and the right to demonstrate are fundamental rights. Throughout the Netherlands the safety of activists could not be guaranteed and they were restricted in their freedom of speech. Some protestors were physically attacked and the police let their assailants go. Other protestors were bombarded with fireworks, apples, eggs and beer as the police stood by and watched. 

The Dutch House Representatives refuses to collectively acknowledge the racism of the counterprotestors, denounce their actions and actively make sure activists can safely practise their freedom of speech and right to demonstrate. Please sign this petition if you believe that they should!

http://chng.it/Rg8KGbnrjN

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Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (b. 1958) is the cu…

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (b. 1958) is the
current president of Malta, the youngest person and the second woman to hold
this position. She has been in office since 2014.

She has a degree in Legal and Humanistic Studies
and a public notary diploma. In 2014, after taking over the presidency of the
country, she established The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of
Society, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting social inclusion and
higher living standards.

Natascha Badmann (b. 1966) is a Swiss triathle…

Natascha
Badmann
(b. 1966)
is a Swiss triathlete. She was the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon
World Championship, which she achieved for the first time in 1998.

Aside from being a professional athlete, she
is also a social worker in Switzerland. She won the Ironman Championship on six
occasions between 1998 and 2005.

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (1822-1907) was a pion…

Elizabeth
Cabot Agassiz
(1822-1907)
was a pioneer of female education and academic endeavours. Among other
accomplishments, she was the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe
College.

In 1869 she became one of the first female
members of the American Philosophical Society. From 1879 onwards, the so-called
“Harvard Annex” for female education grew under her care to become Radcliffe College
and offer women the same academic possibilities as men.

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Freedom of speech and the right to demonstrate are fundamental rights. Throughout the Netherlands the safety of activists could not be guaranteed and they were restricted in their freedom of speech. Some protestors were physically attacked and the police let their assailants go. Other protestors were bombarded with fireworks, apples, eggs and beer as the police stood by and watched. 

The Dutch House Representatives refuses to collectively acknowledge the racism of the counterprotestors, denounce their actions and actively make sure activists can safely practise their freedom of speech and right to demonstrate. Please sign this petition if you believe that they should!

http://chng.it/Rg8KGbnrjN

For those who asked, this is what Black Pete looks like. Yes, those are white people.

please reblog far and wide

Jeanne Manford (1920-2013) was an LGBT rights …

Jeanne Manford
(1920-2013) was
an LGBT rights activist. Although not queer herself, she supported her gay son
in a tumultuous time for the LGBT community, and helped numerous others obtain
acceptance and rights.

She participated in the 1972 Pride March in
New York supporting her son, and the sign she was carrying inspired the
creation of PFLAG – Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She was
posthumously awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal for her activism.