ARTICLES (TRANSLATED)

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GREAT WOMEN’S NARRATIVES: ZOE ZENIODI

May 3, 2021

Whenever I am asked to talk about music, I am well aware that my own speech is often unable to quench the thirst of the stave in sentences. And it is that sweet crosstalk of the inadequacy of a melody that springs up in humans around us, that still makes me have faith in the need for dialogue and the frustration it promises. Apart from being a distinguished maestro of worldwide prestige, Zoe Zeniodi is also one of the people who taught me the meaning of the perishability of the moments we choose to ruin ourselves or those moments that choose to ruin us on their behalf; the need for an ephemeral existence, and yet the production of the diachronic. After all, in my eyes, Zoe Zeniodi personifies music in the shape of Communion. You can “listen” to her in the following interview:

MARINA SATTI

March 25, 2021

Born in December of 1986 in Athens, Marina Satti is one of the most distinct voices of the Greek female pop music scene. And even though we know her as a recognized musician and a formidable performer, there are very few who know of the double racial pride she carries, since she comes not only from Greece, but also from Sudan.

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21 OCTOBER 2020 – INTERNATIONAL PRONOUNS DAY

March 25, 2021

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word of the year for 2019 was the pronoun “they”. It may be the gender neutral pronoun most frequently used by non-binary people (they/them/their), but this does not mean that it is the only one. Some people use other, gender neutral, pronouns (e.g. ze/hir/hirs – pronounced “zee/here/heres” – or ey/em/eir –pronounced “ay/em/airs”, respectively).

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – IN A NUTSHELL

March 24, 2021

Women’s History Month is a month-long celebration, during which the contribution of women to history, culture, and society is commemorated. March is the chosen month, because, in the USA, this is when it has been celebrated from 1987 until today.

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ON THE TERM [VULÉFTRIA] (I.E. FEMALE MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT)

March 24, 2021

The historical course of the word [vuléftria] began in 1953, when the Greek Parliament greeted the first female representative of the nation, Eleni Skoura. An article by M. Triantafillidis, initially published in the magazine Nea Estia (English: New Focus) in 1959, summarizes the discussion of 1953 on the feminine form of [vuleftis] (English: male MP) and the first alternatives that were then suggested are listed below: [vuleftís], [vúleftis], [vuleftú], [vuléftria], [vuléftra], [vuleftína].

ON CONVERSION THERAPY

March 22, 2021

Conversion “therapy” (or reparative therapy) is an umbrella term that includes a series of dangerous practices based on the concept that sexual orientation and gender identity are adaptable to change in order to conform to the current dominant norms of heteronormativity.

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ON THIS DAY: JANUARY 21 – WOMEN’S MARCH

March 22, 2021

Women’s March was a protest movement of approximately 4.6 million women who, prompted by Trump’s victory in the Presidential Elections of 2017, swarmed the streets of the United States with the aim to, as they say, “abolish systems of oppression through passive resistance, while building inclusive structures, driven by self-determination, dignity, and respect”.

ON THIS DAY: JANUARY 26, 1981 – A RALLY AT PROPYLAEA

March 22, 2021

Researchers often identify the early days of the Greek Trans Movement with the notorious bill “On Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Other Relevant Topics”. According to Antonopoulos, “on the pretext of sexually transmitted diseases, the Cabinet of Karamanlis” was using the bill to threaten “women, transgenders, and homosexuals who roam public spaces with the intention of attracting men, with imprisonment of up until one year” (2019).

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THE “BLOODY S-U-NDAY” OF ’65 IS MO-R-E   T-O-PICAL THAN EVERARTICLE HEADLINE

March 22, 2021

Police brutality is neither unprecedented nor does it belong to another time or culture, but it is rather a universal phenomenon that stems from the Authorities’ abuse of power and their desire for imposition. On March 7, 2021 we witnessed URO squads unjustifiably and impudently punching a civilian in Nea Smirni Square, threatening and terrorizing youth and families in the light of mobile phone cameras that recorded the incident in its entirety.

SIR LADY JAVA

March 22, 2021

Sir Lady Java was an openly trans woman, a black performer, and a trailblazer, yet unsung, veteran of trans rights. The most important among the battles she fought is considered to be the fight for the abolition of Rule Number 9, which legitimized cross-dressing as an illegal action, thus depriving trans people and drag queens/kings of their income.

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ANGELA YVONNE DAVIS

March 22, 2021

Angela Yvonne Davis is an American activist for black civil rights, women’s and LGBTQIA+ rights, as well as a scholar with rich and significant research work.

A FEATURE ON MOVIES WITH BLACK FEMALE LEADS

March 22, 2021

Bidding farewell to Black History Month, we have collected movies about black and powerful women, about women who bend but bounce back with the same courage to claim their place in a male-dominated, but most importantly, white world.

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MADONNA – WHORE COMPLEX

March 22, 2021

It is the division of women into the categories of “Madonna” and “Whore”, which connotes...

PANDORA AND SEXISM

March 22, 2021

“Sexism is racism on account of gender, namely the existence of stereotypes, preconceived impressions and expectations when it comes to the two sexes, male and female”.

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PHILOMELA AND RAPE

March 22, 2021

Content Warning: Rape

Pandion, king of Athens, had two daughters, Philomela and Procne. Procne was forced...