1. Credits ..
    Channel: ON TV
    Type: Feature
    Script Writer & Director: M.Mamdouh
    Narrator: Ahmed Medny
    Vide - editor: Shady Bahaa

    Overview ..
    Case of Egyptian women from 1919 to 2010
    The role of women in Arab revolutions is a subject which could not be more important at the moment. Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab World, has just gone to the polls to elect a president for the first time in its 5000 year history. For the 50 million people eligible to vote, the expectation is a democratic government replacing years of dictatorship, but for at least half of those voters such ideals are a long way off: despite playing a crucial part in the 18-day uprising which ended Hosni Mubarak’s rule in February 2011, women remain marginalised, if not ignored altogether. There are just 12 women MPs out of a total of 498. This translates into female representation of 2.4 percent compared to an already extremely low United Nations world average of 19 percent. The 13 original candidates in the presidential race were all men.

    Such statistics have particular resonance for me as part of my PhD focuses on the role of women in Egypt’s 1919 revolution. As they did last year, women played a momentous role in the revolt against British rule, but found themselves sidelined by the nationalist Wafd party after Egypt was granted nominal independence in 1922. The foiled legacy of Huda Shaarawi, who launched the Egyptian feminist movement a year later by publicly removing her veil, now continues into the 21st century. Those who followed the 2011 revolution on their TV screens will remember how women played a prominent part in the mass demonstrations, not least of all on Cairo’s Tahrir Square. One chapter in my dissertation examines how women in Egypt took to the streets for the first time ever, asserting themselves as formidable enemies of the British Empire and how this nationalistic dissent was transformed into a bona fide feminist movement.


    # vimeo.com/61613007 Uploaded 432 Plays 0 Comments
  2. As part of International Women's Day, the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies hosted a panel featuring six professional women in the fields of IT, government affairs and consulting. The panelists addressed the obstacles and opportunities faced by women who pursue a professional career.

    Professor Mandy O’Neill from George Mason University presented thought-provoking research on workplace backlash against power women and the need to self-monitor in critical situations. These findings were debated among the panelists who each brought their own international work experience to the table as company founders, CEOs, senior managers, consultants, and mentors.

    # vimeo.com/61670561 Uploaded

    One night, a guy I used to go dancing with unexpectedly blurted out: "you disguise it
    very well, but you are a feminist". An odd observation that revealed a couple of strange
    suppositions: that my physical appearance and my personality deliberately suggested a
    wrong impression, and that fighting to achieve equal rights for women is an activity that
    must be concealed.
    Truly, in parties or social occasions people tend to look surprised when I explain
    that I am a Lecturer in Gender Theory and researcher on the Sociology of body and
    identity from a critical feminist perspective. But what is a woman who fights for her
    rights supposed to look like? Well-intentioned friends advise me not to let men know of
    my interests if I want to pull. But, why does agreeing with the most basic feminist tenets
    make you less sexy and even arouse social rejection?
    Les Salonnières et Dr Soley expose themselves to celebrate a pacific revolution
    thanks to which increasingly more women like us can vote, have access to education
    and live without violence.
    Accomplices wanted!

    Patrícia Soley-Beltran, MA PhD


    Un chico con el que salía a bailar un día inesperadamente me espetó: “Tu
    disimulas muy bien, pero eres feminista”. Una curiosa observación que exponía
    un par de extrañas suposiciones: que mi aspecto físico y personalidad sugieren
    deliberadamente una impresión equivocada, y que luchar por la igualdad de derechos
    entre mujeres y hombres es una actividad que debe ocultarse.
    Es cierto que a menudo provoco la sorpresa cuando en fiestas o reuniones
    sociales explico que soy docente en Teoría de género e investigadora en Sociología del
    cuerpo y la identidad desde una perspectiva feminista crítica. ¿Pero cuál se supone que
    es el aspecto de una mujer que lucha por sus derechos? Amistades de probadas buenas
    intenciones me aconsejan insistentemente no difundir mis intereses si quiero ligar. Pero,
    ¿por qué estar de acuerdo con los supuestos más básicos del feminismo te hace menos
    sexy y puede incluso suscitar rechazo social?
    Les Salonnières et Dr Soley nos exponemos para festejar una revolución pacífica
    gracias a la cual cada vez más mujeres podemos votar, tener acceso a la educación y a
    una vida sin violencia.
    ¡Se buscan cómplices!

    Patrícia Soley-Beltran, MA PhD


    Una nit, un xicot amb el que sortia a ballar em va deixar anar inesperadament:
    “Tu dissimules molt bé, però ets feminista”. Una observació rara que exposava un parell
    suposicions encara més estranyes: que el meu aspecte físic i personalitat suggereixen
    deliberadament una impressió equivocada, i que lluitar per la igualtat de drets entre
    homes i dones és una activitat que cal amagar.

    Certament, sovint provoco la sorpresa quan en festes o reunions socials explico
    que soc docent en Teoria de gènere i investigadora en Sociologia del cos i la identitat
    des d’una perspectiva crítica feminista. Però quina aparença es suposa que té una dona
    que lluita per els seus drets? Amistats de provades bones intencions m’aconsellen
    insistentment no fer saber dels meus interessos si vull lligar. Però, per què estar d’acord
    amb els supòsits més bàsics del feminisme et fa menys sexy i pot, fins i tot, arribar a
    produir rebuig social?
    Les Salonnières et Dr Soley ens exposem per festejar una revolució pacífica
    gràcies a la qual cada cop som més les dones que podem votar, tenir accés a l’educació i
    a una vida sense violència.
    Es cerquen còmplices!

    Patrícia Soley-Beltran, MA PhD

    # vimeo.com/62089365 Uploaded 2,144 Plays 0 Comments
  4. I'm not the one on the video.

    # vimeo.com/62253833 Uploaded 103 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Afiya Zia in Conversation with Gayatri C. Spivak
    Moderated by Sadia Abbas

    February 25, 2013
    The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Under the canvas of the “War on Terror”, the postcolonial themes of violent and hotly contested religio-nationalism have been revisited in Pakistan over the last decade. These have had direct and specific implications for women and minorities. This discussion by Afiya Shehrbano Zia traces the backlash against the liberal and/or secular women’s movement as betrayers of the Muslim (male) cause. It will also discuss the misguided prescription of those academic and developmental projects that advocate the instrumentalisation of Islam as an appropriate and ‘authentic’ approach in Muslim contexts.

    Full event details: http://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/events/faith-and-feminism-in-pakistan-postcolonial-challenges-and-secular-resistance/

    # vimeo.com/62265422 Uploaded 1,986 Plays 0 Comments

TV FEMINISTA (em inglês)

Universidade Livre Feminista

Vídeos em inglês sobre as temáticas relacionadas a cursos e debates da Universidade Livre Feminista

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

  • Contact Light Films

    It was supposed to be the year we finally shattered the glass ceiling. But a sharply split female electorate helped ensure that misogyny and sexism would live to see another day. In this 4x60’ docuseries, we watch as eight American women of opposing political, economic and cultural backgrounds explore the reasons behind their deepest and most visceral divisions, and what can be done to repair the rift. vimeo.com/203382661

    by Contact Light Films

  • koteditor

    SOMETHING BETTER TO COME directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy nominee (Children of the Leningradsky) Hanna Polak and produced by Sigrid Dyekjær, is a film about human dignity and resilience. 11-YEAR-OLD YULA lives in one of the most desolate places on Earth: the Svalka, the biggest junkyard in Europe, 20 km outside the center of Moscow.
    The process of creating the movie lasted for 14 years.
    SOMETHING BETTER TO COME is winner of many festivals.
    I hope you will like it.

    by koteditor

  • Step up and be vocal

    thanks for this collection! maybe this documentary "step up and be vocal - interviews zu queer punk und feminismus in san francisco" might fit this channel vimeo.com/69761978

    by Step up and be vocal

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.