Alright...... It really bugs me no end, ya know. I just can't get over it. My Uncle left me some of his men's magazines from the fifties... And you can imagine my dismay when I found out that -- co...
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Soup for thought
Feminism is not a 4 letter-word
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In the age of social media, discipline has taken on a new form, and it includes going viral. Over the last couple of years, parents have posted videos of children being spanked and of themselves sitting in on their children’s classrooms after reports of them being unruly. Now one father from Louisville,...
Shortly after Jones’ photos of his daughter went viral, the critiques started rolling in.
SF Chronicle's Kristen Brown received a vibrator, K-Y Jelly, and tequila.
Left me clueless.
These are supposed to be tech visionaries?
A woman's success also makes a man less interested in their relationship, researchers found
Behind every successful woman is.......herself. Thank you @pdeppisch
“Sport brings people together and is an interactive way to address sensitive topics that women and girls face. We use sport as a tool because it takes away the phenomenon of having to sit in a room and just discuss harassment and abuse. My work involves planning debate sessions with youth who bring out issues that affect them in their communities like early pregnancies, rape and abuse, unfair treatment by parents or guardians who deem educating a girl child as a waste of time. These debates are also aired on radio for the different communities to listen to”, says Samantha Lukonde from Zambia.
Samatha is one of the participants who took part of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Youth Leadership camp in Doha, Qatar. UNOSDP launched the concept of Youth Leadership Camps in January 2012 and since then three camps have taken place in Qatar, Germany and Switzerland. The camps gather together youth who work in sport for development projects across Sub-Sahara Africa and Palestinian territories. During eleven camp days facilitators cover a multitude of thematic topics centered upon the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as other important topics such as the inclusion of persons with a disability and conflict resolution. One of the emphasized topics is also gender equality.
Vincent Hakizimana from Rwanda works for Esperance and took part of the second camp in Hennef, Germany. Vincent says that after the camp he understood the rights and opportunities that women and girls have. “In Esperance we are currently working with primary schools in Kigali and more than 30 girls from different schools come together to play football and to learn life skills and English three times a week.” Vincent mentions that they still struggle to convince all parents to allow their daughters to practice sports. Esperance has started to organize monthly meeting with the parents in order to prove that it is not only about playing sports but allowing their daughters to learn as well. “Part of the play is to focus on using practical exercises to fight against HIV/AIDS and other health issues such as Malaria. We also encourage girls to speak out about violence.”
Samatha Lukonde works for NOWSPAR. It is an organization that has centered itself as an advocacy organization on the rights of women and girls by creating awareness on their rights and also advocating for equity and equality for both men and women through physical activity and recreation. NOWSPAR has launched an advocacy programme called “SHEROES”. It is a campaign that identifies female role models in sport and teaches women and girls not to shroud in silence but to speak out for themselves and end the injustice they are vulnerable to. The campaign has given women and girls an opportunity to rediscover who they are and what it is that they want to do with their lives, says Samantha.
United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke says that the idea of the Youth Leadership Camps was conceived in order to support youth like Vincent and Samantha by giving them access to theoretical and practical training needed to improve both their projects and their own professional progress. Vincent and Samantha represent youth who have different kind of experiences working in their communities by using sport as a tool to do advocate gender equalities. They, as well as the other promising youth who have been chosen for the UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camps, have the desire to lead the positive change in their communities. After the camp former participants share strategies and promising practices via social media like Facebook. “Exchanging ideas and learning from each other’s experiences via social media is an excellent way to distribute the knowledge of sport for development and peace”, says Mr. Lemke. These youth are role models whose visions and experiences are worth sharing. They know how to implement their visions into action.
using sport as a tool to do advocate gender equalities.
The presence of other guys is the only thing preventing followers from intimidating me on the street; not some profound respect for my right to not be intimidated on the street. Otherwise, it doesn't bother followers at all that they make women so un...
Stalking and harassment leave victims feeling as if there's no safe haven providing escape from their pursuers.
digital age could minimise some harm before things get worseNSW police will be able to use body-mounted cameras to record evidence and victims will be able to testify through pre-recorded statements
Digital age could minimise some harm before things get worse
Marketing campaigns aimed at women are becoming less reliant on tired stereotypes and increasingly eschewing traditional gender roles, says Kath Hipwell, head of content strategy, Red Bee Media. - Brand Republic
Crossing the thin line of objectifying into empowering
Your gender does not define you. Neither does your job or car or bank account. Be kind and brave, be a good friend and a hard worker and treat everyone with respect -- those are the qualities that will define you....
traditionally women are the ones who have had to fight to be considered equal.
What better day than 11 October, the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child, to celebrate eight remarkable young women and girls who have only just begun to make their mark.
Alyssa Caron, 13, is determined to be the first human to land on Mars, and Nasa is training her.
An inspiring article, thank you so much @pdeppisch for suggestion
Here’s a reminder of what girls and women still have to deal with.
Wear whatever you like, it's part of your character. Just remember the word "Proper" clothing for every part of your life.
A comic artist known as Rasenth wants to set the record straight on sexism.
Rasenth, a 25-year-old based in Japan, has created a comic showing how sexism is hurtful to everyone -- and reminding us that we can only overcome it by working together....
Men and women spread these stereotypes: the alpha male, femme fetale, dress to attract. But there's still more seriious offences like "bitchslap", "catcalling".
Bottom line: treat people with dignity
Follow Harriet Gibsone's five simple steps to becoming a 'post-feminist' icon.it's all about booty, boys and boobs – preferably explosive ones
What's Feminism got to do with video clip? Its all about the publicist, the image, and the sound bites. None of them can sing a note.
Zombies are boring, Vampires suck, and witches are so passé. If you're looking for a costume this Halloween which goes beyond the normal, check out some of these futuristic delights - I guarantee you'll stand out among the crowds of "sexy vampires". Space Marine and Terminator Armor For those of you not familiar with the Warhammer…
Looking at the future, I'll go to Tron and the good old gaming days
Last month, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld closed out the label’s Spring/Summer 2015 Paris Fashion Week show with some of the world’s top models stomping out on an artificial street for a staged feminist protest.
In an era of rising inequality, feminism will not be relevant to the majority of women unless it provides answers for these women as much as it does the professional corporate climber.”
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Women are a powerful demographic in the world of retail. In fact, women account for 85 percent of all consumer purchases, including everything from cars to health care, but what types of actions are they taking online?
Of course, most marketers know by now, that it’s a mistake to treat all women (and all shoppers for that matter) the same. Insights in Marketing's (IIM) new study reveals how a woman’s psychological makeup correlates with her approach to technology, the Internet and social media. After interviewing 3,400 men and women between the ages 18-67, the study uncovered five types of women, each with their own views, personality traits and behavior toward technology.
I meet "Simplify my life Sally" more frequently than other. She's usually smart, successful, looking for solutions not problems.
I'm thrilled to tie the knot, but not about taking on that four-letter word -- and I'm not alone
Too late @Deanna Dahlsad
I already lost my "master of the house" status after having the first baby and the dog.
Talk of fake hazmat suits for Halloween has hit social media. Will it spark the next trend of “in” costumes?
Ebola outbreak happens at your Halloween party.
WASHINGTON—As part of a nationwide effort to accommodate women in the workplace, many U.S. companies are now offering female employees permanent, unpaid maternity leave, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.
You can read it only on the "Onion"
Back to square 1: What's diversity?
I recently crossed over into my 30s. The lead-up to the day was a slurry of thoughts and feelings about this huge milestone, marked by bursts of self-reflection and a quick skip down that list of classic questions about "where I am" in my l...
A rational expositions of how both men and women can work towards social justice for all.
Erica Buist: Has feminism advanced so far that women’s voices no longer need to be heard? The decision not to invite any female speakers smacked of missing the point
Feminism is all about equality, and as such represents the middle ground between misogyny and philogyny
For one thing, better food. For another, less explicitly genocidal overtones.
unlike American Thanksgiving, Canadians don't typically see the holiday as a kickoff event to Christmas shopping. Just a few stores have adopted Black Friday sales.
Under the banner of free speech, companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been host to rape videos and revenge porn—which makes female users feel anything but free.
Under the image, someone commented,
“Women are like grass, they need to be beaten/cut regularly.”
Thea is 12 years old. She's a seventh-grader at her school in Norway, and she loves riding horses and listening to One Direction. According to her blog, she's also marrying a 37-year-old man this weekend.
But Thea and her impending wedding aren't ...
It's not just Norway, the West is more aware of what tragedies young girls live in some parts of the world.