A Letter to the Government of Armenia

Dear everybody,

Given the recent developments in Armenia, I am sharing here a personal letter I will be mailing to the Armenian Embassy of my country, in case it can help you do the same. I encourage you to read it carefully and modify and adapt it as you please. This is just an example of what can be done, and I encourage you to combine it with other peaceful actions, both in person and online. Continue reading “A Letter to the Government of Armenia”

The Locomotive of Anti-Female Sexism

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The other day, as I was reading the article “From the Cinderella of Soviet Modernization to the Post-Soviet Return to “National Traditions”: Women’s Rights in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia” published on Caucasus Edition, and for which I wrote a summary for this blog, one sentence particularly struck me and has stayed in my mind since then: “The level of female solidarity is extremely low in the South Caucasus. Women in the society highly mistrust female politicians thinking that “a woman has to know her place” (which seems to be housekeeping and other chores). To put it differently, the locomotive of anti-female sexism is often headed by the women. It particularly struck me because this is something that I had already noticed, but seeing it written like that by another person made it feel even realer and more frustrating. Continue reading “The Locomotive of Anti-Female Sexism”