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Feminism is not a 4 letter-word
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Building emotionally intelligent teams and organizations will be imperative in order to engage people and ensure that we both do the right thing, and do it in the right way. If people are not engaged at work, how are we then going to build the necess...
An act of ‘slut-shaming’ in Nairobi has prompted women to protest in defence of their right to wear what they choose Hundreds of women have turned out on the streets of the Kenyan capital today to defend their right to wear what they choose after a...
Shamingsluts is the new name of sexual harassment
Johnny Don't Read. In every social network and content marketing outpost, photos and visuals now dominate. What impact does this have on content? Jay Baer weighs in.
Too many times we lose sight of the power of visuals and its ability to attract the eye.Remember: wherever the eyes go, minds will follow. So use color to catch the eyes of your customers.
Australian journalist and news presenter Tracey Spicer is on a mission to tear down the long-held beauty ideals of women.
Highly controversial: natural beauty vs modern days grooming standards.
Please let me know what you think.......
Thank you @pdeppisch
The famously prickly actor-director talks about his feminist western The Homesman, ‘malevolent’ Putin and his Savile Row tailor
Tommy Lee Jones is well known for noisy comments about a lot of issues. I suggest we deal with him as an actor, not a politician. Objectification is worth mentioning.
Women in tech are doing amazing things.
Women may be underrepresented throughout the tech sector, but they're building some incredible startups.
The folks over at Product Hunt have created and curated a list of the best startups and products founded by women. VCs, entrepreneurs, and Product Hunt members have all weighed in on their favorites.
From uBeam's innovative wireless charging technology to Hopscotch's program for teaching kids how to code, the products women are making are changing the world.
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Let’s face it, eve-teasing and other forms of harassment are no longer restricted to real life and have followed women onto their online social space. At some point of our social networking life, we’ve all received a “lets be fraands” request and bad grammar aside, these online creeps are swarming all over the place, looking for easy bait. As women, we’re ever so wary of them in real life, so why not be the same online?
Cyberbullies and online dating creeps come on top.
Almost a century ago!?
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Humor becomes your best line of defence, against gender-bias absurdities.
GoldieBlox, the toy company on a mission to get girls building is kicking off the holiday season with a new powerful commercial.
As AdWeek points out, the ad mirrors Apple's "1984" spot, but instead of featuring a group of men listening ...
Boys and girls play with whatever toys they like
US corporate media outlets have acted as cheerleaders and stenographers, allowing the US government to hijack the deterioration of women’s rights as a selling point for perpetual war.
Hypocrisy or Denialism: you pick
Human has a long relationship with his emotions. Expressing an emotion is not so difficult, but perfectly capturing it in camera is far more difficult than it looks. This might be one of the reasons why 'a picture is worth a thousand words'.
If you don't believe her, then you'd probably never believe me. When I was 19 years old, I became part of the "one in five" statistic. The one that dictates one in every five women in post-secondary education will be raped. But from the way...
The likelihood of being bullied, harassed by the media, threatened, and humiliated is alarmingly high for a sexual assault victim.
In the past week, the issue of sexual violence has dominated social and traditional Canadian media coverage as allegations have emerged about former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Lenore Lukasik, chair of the Ontario Coalition for Rape Crisis Centres, says sexual violence is more systemic than most Canadians believe and an issue that is widely misunderstood.
Five myths in relation to sexual violence:
These single mothers, all of whom run successful companies, have learned critical lessons about building a business while raising a family.
"To help your child learn, grow and come into their own with confidence, let her “experiment, make mistakes and recover, and don’t narrowly confine them the way that school systems and society does.” In other words, let your little one fall so she can learn how to pick herself up."
In 1975, West Germany was often under varying degrees of lockdown. Roadblocks were set up at autobahn exits and identification was checked; groups of heavily armed police were seen in city centers holding machine guns and looking menacing; and airports were under armed guard. The reason given for this military-like presence was the existence of a leftist terror group known as the Rote Armee Fraktion. While the State response was disproportionate to the actual strength of the group, one would never know this given the governmental response.
A new cycle in history:
going through one of these periods of instability when the female sex becomes an object of political tension.
COLUMBUS, Ohio WKRC -- A new advertising campaign from Victoria's Secret is getting a lot of attenti
Victoria's Secret is facing accusations of promoting a negative body image. A new petition asks the lingerie company to change the wording of its Body ad campaign
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