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They will kill me but they will not kill my voice, because it will be the voice of all Afghan women. You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring.

— Malalai Joya

They have more power. They are part of the institutions that we want to change. They might be on the inside, working to make things better. Or they might not know their rules and ideals are oppressive. Then again, they might. They might be allies, sometimes. They might be friends. They might be some of us. read more

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  • Seasonal Feature

  • December 21: winter solstice celebration

    by Pat Hacker

    ’Tis the season! Unless yours is a lunar one, you might not find it in your calendar. The winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, or the beginning of winter to some, goes back to ancient times. Women who honour the cycles and rhythms of mother earth celebrate this and the Yule season with ancient symbols of rebirth and the promise of a new cycle of life. read more