Archive | April, 2013

New Zealand Parliament approves gay marriage

18 Apr

Extracted from Euronews:

13th Country that legalises Gay marriage and first in Asia-Pacific region.

 

 

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Does Feminism Mean We All Have to Fight For Exactly the Same Things?

15 Apr

Here is an opinion article written by Abdul Siddiqui found at Policymic.com

Woman-power symbol (clenched fist in Venus sig...

The article throws the question ” does everyone have to subscribe to a universal definition of feminism in order for the movement to exist as a whole, or can we exist as a heterogeneous group that differs in opinion but seeks the same final goal?”

There are many issues raised on this article about feminism and whether he can “qualify” to be a feminist.

He concludes the article with these sentence “no society can ever be worthy of its existence if its men and women are not standing side by side.”

I encourage you to check the article for yourself and leave a comment, here or in the article.

Does Feminism Mean We All Have to Fight For Exactly the Same Things?

French Senate Approves same sex marriage

13 Apr

Extracted from the Euronews.com

The French Senate has said ‘I do’ to gay marriage, but the battle rumbles on.

The bill was voted through with only minor amendments.

 

 

Rainbow flag. Symbol of gay pride.

Women Mistreatment and Inequality in the real world through the media

12 Apr

Documentary on Women Mistreatment and Inequality in the real world through the media. The documentary Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

 

We own the streets

11 Apr
Hollaback

Hollaback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

” Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world.  We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against. Comments from “You’d look good on me” to groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals. But it is rarely reported, and it’s culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman or for being gay. At Hollaback!, we don’t buy it. ” Hollaback.org

Bellow is a link of their website in the US

Hollaback! You have the power to end street harassment

Also there is one branch working in London here

HollabackLDN! |  About Us

” That site is a resource to allow people to share their stories without being victims, as well as to highlight just how often it happens, and to work on what we’re going to do about it.

Street harassment occurs on a daily basis all over the world, and indeed all over London. The term ‘Street harassment’ is used to describe sexual harassment which takes place in public spaces, and refers to behaviour such as staring, commenting, shouting, following, touching, grabbing, groping, flashing, assault, and violence. Part of the problem with street harassment is that it’s invisible. ”

Those website offers tools and practical advise to fight street harassment, both being the target and bystander. Check them out.

Personally I am not a big fan of the popular Facebook, but would be great if you have a profile in there, that you could join their group ( HollaBack! – Brooklyn – Non-Profit Organization | Facebook  )  and share it around.

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