"Recently, a video of a woman enduring hours of catcalling in New York City went viral. The two-minute clip features a moderately attractive woman wearing jeans and a T-shirt, who is harassed by men more than 100 times as she walks through Manhattan for ten hours. A similar video took the Internet by storm two months earlier, but in Egypt. Creepers on the Bridge showcases what it’s like for a woman to walk by herself down a bustling street in Egypt’s capital Cairo and is part of Tinne Van Loon and Colette Ghunim’s The People’s Girls, a documentary project on sexual harassment in Egypt."
"Rebecca Mead profiles the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard, whose fight against misogyny has made her a feminist heroine.
In February, Mary Beard, a classics professor at the University of Cambridge, gave a lecture at the British Museum titled “Oh Do Shut Up Dear!” With amiable indignation, she explored the many ways that men have silenced outspoken women since the days of the ancients. Her speech, which was filmed by the BBC, was learned but accessible—a tone that she has regularly displayed on British television, as the host of popular documentaries about Pompeii and Rome. [...]"
Marking the end of the global campaign '16 Days of Activism' to combat violence against women and girls, the European Union, UNICEF, and the Lebanese NGO ABAAD have come together to raise concerns about child marriage at an event in Beirut where they launched a video animation on child marriage entitled "Marriage is Not a Game".
Women are the greatest victims of the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the extent of the violence being inflicted upon them can no longer be ignored, an international panel of human rights campaigners has said.
Kids on Gender is a child-led analysis of gender performance. We listened to 13 children reveal their ideas of what gender is, what they think about it, and whether they believe in it. The kids use group discussion, art, and performance to both explore the gender roles society has given them, and ultimately reject them.
The EU funded project ICT-go-girls published a new Handbook for schools: “Promoting Entrepreneurship through ICT for Girls”. It is a practical 40 pages manual for schools, teachers, educational administrations, which summarizes the project’s findings and recommendations fro motivating girls to work and lead in the ICT field, by starting inspiring measures early in secondary school. The handbook is available in 5 languages and PDF format.
"In the 1975 interview above with French journalist Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber—“Why I’m a Feminist”—De Beauvoir picks up the ideas of The Second Sex, which Servan-Schreiber calls as important an “ideological reference” for feminists as Marx’s Capital is for communists. He asks De Beauvior about one of her most quoted lines: “One is not born a woman, one becomes one.” Her reply shows how far in advance she was of post-modern anti-essentialism, and how much of a debt later feminist thinkers owe to her ideas..."
Ask any new parents what their biggest fears are and you’re likely to get the same answers.
First they will hope for no health problems for baby or mother. After that, unless they are lucky enough to be rich, the nagging worry will be whether they have enough money to give it all it needs and wants as it grows.
At this point, unless they have equal salaries with equal career prospects, they must decide whose job is is going to be compromised.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes the survey "Discrimination against and living conditions of Roma women in 11 EU Member States". The research shows huge differences between EU Member States and calls on the European Union and EU Member States to take these trends into account when developing Roma inclusion policies.
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