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Paris Mayor Attempted to Ban Black Feminist Festival

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo sparked controversy last week when she called for the banning of a black feminist festival set for the last weekend of July. Hidalgo tweeted that she opposed the event due to its prohibition of white attendees (Al Jazeera). After receiving backlash on Twitter for her statements that were partially based on […]

Meet the Women Taking the Battle to the Islamic State

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In 2012, the People’s Protection Unit (YPG) and the Women’s Protection Unit (YPJ) were formed to defend Syria’s Kurdish population against the attacks by Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, the al-Nusra Front (an al-Qaeda affiliate) and ISIS (NBC). The YPJ, based in Syria, is made up of Kurdish-Syrian women who freely volunteered for service (NBC). Despite […]