formerly known as
Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolutution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey six weeks and started February 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
and radical feminist











                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

<Women’s rights, human rights>, <Equality and justice>
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JAN 2022:
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International media about the atrocities
against women worldwide.

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When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali

and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali

Al Jazeera
10 Jan 2022

<<‘Auction’ of India’s Muslim women shows tech weaponised for abuse. Technologies such as deepfake and tracking used to harass women as victims struggle to be taken seriously or get justice.

Six months ago, pilot Hana Khan saw her picture on an app that appeared to be <auctioning> dozens of Muslim women in India. The app was quickly taken down, no one was charged, and the issue shelved – until a similar app popped up on New Year’s Day.
Khan was not on the new app called Bulli Bai – a slur for Muslim women – that was hawking activists, journalists, an actor, politicians and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as maids. Amid growing outrage, the app was taken down, and four suspects were arrested last week. The fake auctions that were shared widely on social media are just the latest examples of how technology is being used – often with ease, speed and little expense – to put women at risk through online abuse, theft of privacy or sexual exploitation.

For Muslim women in India who are often abused online, it is an everyday risk, even as they use social media to call out hatred and discrimination against their minority community. <When I saw my picture on the app, my world shook. I was upset and angry that someone could do this to me, and I became angrier as I realised this nameless person was getting away with it,> said Khan, who filed a police complaint against the first app, Sulli Deals, another pejorative term for Muslim women. <This time, I felt so much dread and despair that it was happening again to my friends, to Muslim women like me. I don’t know how to make it stop,> Khan, a commercial pilot in her 30s, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Mumbai police said they were investigating whether the Bulli Bai app was <part of a larger conspiracy>. A spokesperson for GitHub, which hosted both apps, said it had “longstanding policies against content and conduct involving harassment, discrimination, and inciting violence.
<We suspended a user account following the investigation of reports of such activity, all of which violate our policies.> >>
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The Guardian
Haroon Janjua in Islamabad
7 Jan 2022

<<Women's rights and gender equality
First female judge nominated for Pakistan’s supreme court
Move to appoint Justice Ayesha Malik, who banned virginity tests for rape survivors, described as ‘defining moment’ for the country.

Pakistan’s top judicial commission has nominated a female judge to the supreme court for the first time in the country’s history. The move to pave the way for Justice Ayesha Malik to join the court has been widely praised by lawyers and civil society activists as a defining moment in the struggle for gender equality in Pakistan.
The parliamentary secretary for law and justice, Maleeka Bokhari, called it a <shattering of the glass ceiling>.
<An important and defining moment in our country as a brilliant lawyer and decorated judge has become Pakistan’s first female SC [supreme court] judge,> Bokhari, a junior minister of the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf party, wrote on Twitter. The 55-year-old’s appointment has been supported by the chief justice of Pakistan, Gulzar Ahmed, and now goes to a parliamentary panel for confirmation. The decision has not been without opposition, with one group of lawyers threatening to strike if Malik joined the supreme court bench. The nine-member commission turned down her appointment to the court last year, but this time the decision of the panel of judges was five votes to four in her favour.>>
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Al Jazeera
7 Jan 2022

<<Alleged creator of app ‘selling’ Muslim women arrested in India
Engineering student, 20, is suspected to be behind ‘Bulli Bai’ app that put more than 100 Muslim women ‘on sale’.

India’s police say they have arrested a 20-year-old man they suspect created an online app that shared pictures of Muslim women for a virtual <auction>, as an investigation into the case of religious hatred widens. An open-source app on the Microsoft-owned Github platform called <Bulli Bai> – a derogatory term to describe Muslim women – had shared pictures of dozens of women without their consent before it was taken down a week ago.
K P S Malhotra, a police official in the capital, New Delhi, on Thursday said his team had arrested Niraj Bishnoi, a 20-year-old engineering student, from Jorhat in the northeastern state of Assam after a probe that involved the state-run Computer Emergency Response Team. <He is the person who had created the Bulli Bai app on Github. He had also created the Twitter handle @bullibai_ and other handles,> Malhotra said.>>
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Al Jazeera
5 Jan 2022

<<India police make arrests in online ‘auction’ of Muslim women
Woman, 19, suspected to be the main accused among three arrested by Mumbai police over app that put more than 100 women ‘on sale’.

Police in India say they have arrested three suspects in an investigation into an online app that shared pictures of more than a hundred Muslim women for an <auction> in another case of hatred towards the minority community. In recent days, several Indian Muslim women said on social media that their pictures had been used without consent to create an open-source app on the Microsoft-owned open software development platform, GitHub.
The app was called <Bulli Bai>, a derogatory term to describe Muslim women. The cybercrime division of Mumbai Police on Wednesday morning arrested Mayank Rawal, 21, from the northern state of Uttarakhand, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
Rawal is the third person to be arrested in the case after Vishal Kumar, a 21-year-old engineering student, and Shweta Singh, an 19-year-old woman suspected by the police to be the main accused.
Kumar was arrested in the southern tech hub of Bengaluru, Mumbai police officials said on Tuesday, while Singh was picked up from Uttarakhand. In a police complaint filed on Sunday, Ismat Ara, a New Delhi-based journalist targeted by the app for online <auction>.<The said GitHub is violent, threatening and intending to create a feeling of fear and shame in my mind, as well as in the minds of women in general, and the Muslim community whose women are being targeted in this hateful manner,> said the complaint, which Ara posted on social media. Last Saturday, India’s Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said GitHub had confirmed blocking the user who created <Bulli Bai> app.>>
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The Guardian
Denis Campbell Health policy
4 Jan 2022

<<Women 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon, study reveals.

Women who are operated on by a male surgeon are much more likely to die, experience complications and be readmitted to hospital than when a woman performs the procedure, research reveals.
Women are 15% more liable to suffer a bad outcome, and 32% more likely to die, when a man rather than a woman carries out the surgery, according to a study of 1.3 million patients. The findings have sparked a debate about the fact that surgery in the UK remains a hugely male-dominated area of medicine and claims that <implicit sex biases> among male surgeons may help explain why women are at such greater risk when they have an operation. <In our 1.3 million patient sample involving nearly 3,000 surgeons we found that female patients treated by male surgeons had 15% greater odds of worse outcomes than female patients treated by female surgeons,> said Dr Angela Jerath, an associate professor and clinical epidemiologist at the University of Toronto in Canada and a co-author of the findings.<This result has real-world medical consequences for female patients and manifests itself in more complications, readmissions to hospital and death for females compared with males. We have demonstrated in our paper that we are failing some female patients and that some are unnecessarily falling through the cracks with adverse, and sometimes fatal, consequences.> The findings have been published in the medical journal JAMA Surgery.
Jerath added: <These results are concerning because there should be no sex difference in patient outcomes regardless of the surgeon’s sex>. On a macro level the results are troubling. When a female surgeon operates, patient outcomes are generally better, particularly for women, even after adjusting for differences in chronic health status, age and other factors, when undergoing the same procedures. Jerath and her colleagues analysed the records of 1,320,108 patients in Ontario who underwent 21 common surgical procedures performed by 2,937 surgeons between 2007 and 2019. They ranged from hip and knee replacements and weight loss surgery to removal of an appendix or gall bladder and more complicated operations such as a heart bypass, aneurysm repair and brain surgery.>>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: This proves again that there are predetarors everywhere!

Al Jazeera
2 Jan 2022

<<New Dutch government to have record number of women
An unprecedented 14 of the 29 ministers and secretaries of state will be women, including 10 of the 20 ministers.>>
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Note by Gino d'Artali: My quote may be short but indeed this article proves that women, politically active, are on the rise worldwide.

Al Jazeera
By Srishti Jaswal
2 Jan 2022

<<Bulli Bai: India’s Muslim women again listed on app for ‘auction’
The app, now taken down, displayed more than 100 women ‘for sale as maids’, with victims saying they have little hope of action by police.

New Delhi, India – On January 1, Quratulain Rehbar, a journalist from Indian-administered Kashmir, woke up to see herself listed for an <online auction>. Her photograph was sourced without her permission and uploaded on an app for <sale>.
She was not alone.
Photographs of more than 100 Muslim women, including prominent actress Shabana Azmi, wife of a sitting judge of Delhi High Court, multiple journalists, activists and politicians were displayed on the app for auction as <Bulli Bai> of the day. Even Fatima Nafees, 65-year-old mother of disappeared student Najeeb Ahmed, and Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai were not spared by the perpetrators behind the app. After last July’s <Sulli Deals>, in which nearly 80 Muslim women were put up <for sale>, <Bulli Bai> was the second such attempt in less than a year. Both ‘Bulli’ and ‘Sulli’ are derogatory words used for Muslim women in local slang. However, this time the Punjabi language was used in the <‘Bulli Bai’ interface along with English,> journalist Mohammad Zubair, who works for fact-checking website AltNews, told Al Jazeera. Rehbar, who had previously reported on the <Sulli Deals> auction in July last year, told Al Jazeera she was shocked to see her photograph on the app.
<When I saw my photograph, my throat got heavy, I had goosebumps on my arms and I was numb. It was shocking and humiliating,> she said.
While there was no real sale involved, the online application – created on Microsoft-owned open software development site GitHub – was, according to Rehbar, intended <to degrade and humiliate vocal Muslim women>. The app was taken down on Saturday, with victims saying the interface of the GitHub extension on <Bulli Bai> was strikingly similar to the one used by <Sulli Deals>.
By Saturday evening, dozens of other Muslim women began posting their shock and outrage on social media after seeing their photographs and details on the app.
Among them was Ismat Ara, a journalist in the capital, New Delhi.
Ara filed a complaint on Saturday with the Delhi Police against <unknown people> for harassing and insulting Muslim women on social media <using doctored pictures in unacceptable and lewd context>.>>
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Read also a related article publisched by Al Jazeera:
Sulli Deals: Indian Muslim women offered for sale in ‘auction’ 

The Guardian
31 Dec 2021
Global development is supported by
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Emmanuel Akinwotu

<<Death of young woman after FGM revives calls for ban in Sierra Leone. Maseray Sei, 21, was found dead after undergoing the procedure in a centuries-old ritual carried out by a secret society for women.

The death of a young woman in Sierra Leone, almost immediately after undergoing female genital mutilation, has sparked outrage and revived calls to end the practice.

The body of 21-year-old Maseray Sei was found on 20 December at Nyandeni village in Bonthe district, southern Sierra Leone, a day after the FGM took place. Sei’s family said that after the procedure the mother of two boys complained of a migraine and was in pain, with complications from FGM thought to be the cause, according to activists working on the case. The family are now pressing for a postmortem. Sei’s body was found in a <Bondo bush>, the enclosure of a house belonging to the centuries-old secret women’s Bondo society, common across largely rural Sierra Leone, where FGM often takes place.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of FGM in the world, with nine out of 10 women and girls aged between 15 and 49 affected, according to Unicef. Despite restrictions on secret societies since the Ebola outbreak in 2014, and particularly on their initiation rites, of which FGM is often a part, the practice remains legal in Sierra Leone, with politicians accused of making statements backing FGM and of funding Bondo houses. The societies are important cultural institutions, rooted in ancient rituals believed to protect communities against evil and guide adolescent girls to womanhood. After Sei’s death, police arrested a number of soweis – senior society members who do the cutting in FGM – as well as a village chief in the Bonthe district, responsible for regulating the secret societies. Rugiatu Turay, an activist and former deputy minister for gender in Sierra Leone, said the case was another shocking example of the toll of FGM on women.
<It’s a tragic case and, in a way, shows how many more people like her have died or are suffering, because the majority of cases are unreported,> she said. Turay chairs a coalition of 21 national groups fighting FGM which is now putting pressure on the authorities to carry out the postmortem.
<It’s the next important step for us to get clarity in this case,> she said.
Senesie Amara, an activist working with Sei’s family, said relatives reported she was in good health the day before the FGM.
<She went to fetch wood and water for her aunt, she was physically fine on 18 December. That night she slept at the Bondo house, and that was when things got bad,> Amara said.>>
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Al Jazeera
29 Dec 2021
Zoe Osborne

<<The year I broke my trauma bond: Leaving an abusive relationship
Women are raised with the narrative that the ‘beauty’ can change the ‘beast’. But real life is not a fairy tale.

<He got up and he put his fist to my face and he said: ‘You say that word one more f*****g time.'> I knew that he was going to start punching me after that.> Andrea’s voice floats over the phone, incredibly strong in spite of the topic we are discussing. The next day after the incident she took her two dogs and two cats, and whatever she could fit into a suitcase, and left her husband for good, she said, running and hiding for weeks until she could serve him with a restraining order. Now, nearly three months later, she has begun to rebuild herself and her life.

The pity card
Andrea met John, whose name has been changed for his privacy, at a house party in rural Florida, in the US, back in 2009. She had been living and working in New York City until the recession hit in 2008 and she moved to Florida to stay with her father. The area they lived in was <economically depressed>, she said. There were few opportunities, even for those with a degree, and she was lonely, an outsider in the community. She remembers being <almost hypnotised> when she first saw John. <He was just staring at me and he had the bluest eyes, and he just could not take his eyes off me,> she said. <And then he started to talk to me like nobody else was in the room, and it was almost like… this is the moment I knew that he was the one for me.>Their first date was at a <really smokey white-trash pool hall>, she remembers, <but we had a good time… we spent the weekend together… and it was fun because I felt like I was hearing him and healing him.> This was the most intriguing thing about John, Andrea said, the fact that he appeared to need saving. <He just made himself out to be such a victim from his previous girlfriend,> she said.
Looking back, she sees this as a serious red flag – if a potential partner calls all their exes <crazy>, she said, you know <there’s one common denominator>. We are not shown healthy examples of men … Especially in the context of romance movies and books.
Another red flag she missed at the time was how John kept invalidating her own experiences. <His problems were always worse. He would always interrupt me and not [care] about what I had to say about anything because I’m a woman,> she said. <Anything I’d say didn’t matter.> Andrea’s friend Kate, also a survivor of a violently abusive relationship, says she <kept feeling weird> about Andrea’s connection with John. <Initially, [Andrea] had not really been looking for anything and he kind of just quickly swept her off her feet in a way that was alarming to me,> she said. We are taught that we, the <beauty>, can change the <beast>, she said.
<We are not shown healthy examples of men. Can you think of any? Especially in the context of romance movies and books.>
Kate says that in her own experience the biggest test in a new relationship is how the other person responds to being told <no>.
<If they can’t handle it, if they say one mean thing to you… get out and save yourself,> she said. But it can be easy to brush off seemingly small red flags like this, she said, perhaps because <we all are willing to justify little things… ‘Maybe they had a bad day.'>
<And also these men unravel slowly – often in secret – and make you second-guess what happened,> she said, <You don’t have backup.>

‘I was not allowed to disagree with him’>>
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