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28 Mar
There are 3 billion women who don't look like supermodels and only 8 who do

There are 3 billion women who don’t look like supermodels and only 8 who do

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28 Mar

The Power Of The Media

In the previous two posts, I have discussed about how the media caused sexism and stereotype women. However, the media also have the power to ‘fight’ back against sexism of women.

MissRepresentation.org is a campaign and organization that aims to change the world view on the disparaging portrayals of women and girls through education so as to ensure gender equality. Furthermore, the award-winning documentary film above has shown how the media contributes in the stereotypes of women, affecting the empowerment of women in America.

Culture jamming is also another way in which the public is able to voice out their unhappiness about the stereotypic views of women. The term culture jamming will be explained and discuss further in the final reflection post. Images 4.1 and 4.2 are examples of culture jamming about sexism of women.

In conclusion, the media is no longer a one way medium today. Audiences are able…

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Why do men have nipples?

27 Mar

Check the link bellow,  otherwise you will judging the book by  its cover … or the post by its title …

 

The ‘Golden Girls’ NAILED Marriage Equality Back in 1991

 

 

 

Extracted from Hypervocal by Slade Sohmer

 

More than 22 years ago, during Season 4 of The Golden Girls, Blanche’s gay brother Clayton comes to Miami to announce his commitment ceremony. Sophia’s pearls of wisdom set Blanche straight on the importance of equality.

 

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Same Sex Marriage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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25 Mar

FEMEN

Amina Tyler  written message on her body  “Fuck your morals!”.

Please read the above article, as there is a petition you could sing to support this cause.

There is more that just this article, on this link you could check how this terrible history is being supported by others blogs and various organisations across the world.

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Radical Tunisian islamists represented by Imam Adel Almi call for death penalty by stones for young tunisian girl, who took a naked picture of herself and posted on Facebook to support FEMEN movement. 26th of February a Tunisian woman, Amina Tyler, sent an email to FEMEN with attached photo of herself in the style of FEMEN with written message on her body  “Fuck your morals!”.
The picture was posted on fan pages of FEMEN. Then Amina has created a fan page FEMEN Tunisia to support the movement from her country. Today the information about death threats to Amina from islamists was spread by mass medias, the call for…

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UN Commission on the Status of Women

19 Mar
English: A map of the world showing countries ...

English: A map of the world showing countries by level of women’s physical security, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week in New York  concluded the 57th session on the Commission of the Status of Women,

UN Women welcomes Agreed Conclusions at the Commission on Status of Women | UN Women

Here you could find a detailed information about it Commission on the Status of Women

What surprise me about that “meeting” is that not all the 193 members of the UN could agree on it. Not all the members states were kin of condemning violence against women in all forms

More that 130 sign to it, but what about the rest… How nowadays this kind of behaviour still happening? We are living in the XXI century, aren’t we??

Extract from an article on  The Guardian by  Jill Filipovic

The UN Commission on the Status of Women unmasks equality’s enemies | Jill Filipovic | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

 

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women brought hundreds of international leaders to New York to discuss strategies for ending violence against women. After two weeks of debate, it concluded with a communiqué stating the principles agreed upon at the gathering

Women in every corner of the world have a right to bodily integrity, and religion, custom or tradition are not excuses for governments to skirt their obligations to protect all their citizens… Governments must take reasonable steps to ensure that women are not beaten, raped and abused with impunity.

However The Vatican, Iran and Russia tried to strip out the language that would block governments from using the “it’s our custom/religion/tradition” excuse.

Systematic violence against women maintains the male monopoly on political, economic and social power. When women live in fear of violence – when women live with actual violence – it maintains a system of free female labor within the “traditional” family, and k.eeps half of the population from competing with men for paid work or social capital

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood claimed

“This declaration, if ratified, would lead to the complete disintegration of society.”

Why? Because, according to the Brotherhood, the proposed language granted women basic sexual rights and bodily autonomy; gave wives the right to report marital rape and requires law enforcement “to deal husbands punishments similar to those prescribed for raping or sexually harassing a stranger”; required equal inheritance rights for men and women; replaced “guardianship with partnership, and full sharing of roles within the family between men and women such as: spending, child care and home chores”; recognized the rights of marginalized groups like lesbians, trans women and sex workers; and removed “the need for a husband’s consent in matters like: travel, work, or use of contraception”.

More women between the ages of 15 and 44 are killed by violence every year than by malaria, HIV, cancer, accidents and war combined.

Some 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence remains legal.

Please read the full opinion article at:

The UN Commission on the Status of Women unmasks equality’s enemies | Jill Filipovic | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

 

 

 

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