Category Archives: Activism

The Oppressed Majority

Whenever I bring up feminism with a friend or acquaintance and label it as such the tension in the air often becomes palpable.  From my experience, most people will agree with you when you say that all humans deserve equal … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Freedom of women | 1 Comment

Dear Lego Company,

Gender inequalities do not discriminate by age. Recently, a 7-year-old girl named Charlotte Benjamin wrote a letter to the Lego company to complain about the differences in not just the dominant ratio of male Lego people to female Lego people, … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Culture, Gender Equality, Women | 4 Comments

Roe At Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice Review

When I began to think of topics that would interest our entire class, I immediately thought of this video. Compiled by the Alliance 4 Justice, this video address the issue of Reproductive Justice. Many think of FGM or other extremes … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Activism, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in the U.S., Women | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Jersey Officials Prepare to Comat Sex Trafficking During Super Bowl Week

While thousands of sports fans are gearing up for the Super Bowl to be played between Denver and Seattle on February 2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, politicans and law enforcement personnel are preparing to crack down on sex trafficking ahead … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, sex trafficking | 4 Comments

Egypt’s Brotherhood Blasts UN Women’s Document

Sarah El Deeb’s article discusses the opposition that a UN Women’s document has received from the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt. The group has opposed this document because of clauses within it that they consider incompatible with the tenants of Islam. … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, conservatives, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Global Governance, Legislation, Religion, Tradition, Women | Leave a comment

Sex for Grades in Africa

In this article, a sociology student (!) in Liberia is organizing to stop a common practices: young women pressured to exchange sex for grades. Yes, this happens in the United States as well, as we discussed in class this week. … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Culture, Gender in Africa, Sexual harrassment | 2 Comments

Another take on intersectional issues in activism: Black Cuban feminists

  This Cuban Hip Hop group is interesting: Remember the critique that many black women in the US have of white feminists, and so they prefer the term “womanist” to “feminist”? Check out this group’s discussion of this issue and … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Culture, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in Latin America | Leave a comment

India Rape Ordinance Blasted by Female Activists

    http://womensenews.org/story/rape/130205/india-rape-ordinance-blasted-female-activists#.URUdph0701I Based on the deadly gang rape the president added an anti-rape ordinance into law. Protesters are furious because they say it was crafted without any input and falls short of bringing perpetrators to justice. The outcry is … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Intimate partner violence, Legislation, Marital rape, Sexual assault | Leave a comment

YouTube Star’s Video Ignites ‘Slut-Shaming’ Reaction

Maggie Frelang’s article YouTube Star’s Video Ignites ‘Slut-Shaming’ Reaction , discusses how Youtube star Jenna Marbles’ (aka Jenna Mourey) recent video, “Things I Don’t Understand About Girls Part 2: Slut Edition”  has resulted in a backlash from viewers for slut-shaming other girls. … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Culture, Freedom of women, Gender-based violence, Uncategorized, Women | Leave a comment

Mona el-Tahawy and Leila Ahmed discuss FP “Why do they hate us” piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Z0DB2XOoHc

Posted in Activism, civil liberties, Dictatorships, Female genital cutting, Freedom of women, Gender Equality, Gender in the Middle East, Gender-based violence, Human rights, Patriarchy, Political participation, Religion, Women | 20 Comments