The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
Inappropriate? Yes. But when your job is to be "on" all the time and everyone is hanging on ...more

I Want to See a World Free of Violence Against Women and Girls

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…...more
Absolutely powerful, my dear. I may not know you personally, but know that I am proud to know ...more

I’m Muslim, But There's No Way My Husband Will Have a Second Wife

A lot of westerners have an image of a Muslim man as some rolley polley guy in a white maxi with a red scarf on his head married to several burqa-clad women who slave over him all day long. ...more

Does your father want to have sex with you?

Mine does, and that is putting it nicely. ...more

First Afghan Female Cabdriver Blazes Trail for Other Women

Afghan women face discrimination on a daily basis, especially when it involves driving, but one woman is determined to change that.Sara Bahayi is one woman who has never been quiet about her opinions and she has made it her mission to challenge the patriarchal system that has ruled and continues to rule Afghanistan. At first glance, Bahayi may seem like any other Afghan women, except for her profession: driving a cab....more

Women's Spirituality is not defined...it is Felt.

Goddess spirituality has been revered for ages....more

The Problem With Calling the Black Widow a Slut

You might have seen that Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner during a press junket responded to a question about Black Widow's romantic interests in Avengers: Age of Ultron (not saying who, SPOILERS, but it was brought up to them because in prior films it seemed like her interests were aimed at Captain America and Hawkeye) and both men joked that she's a slut, a whore, and she has a fake leg (which painted people with prosthetics as being something unattractive)....more
Inappropriate? Yes. But when your job is to be "on" all the time and everyone is hanging on ...more

10 Empowering Quotes from Women in the World 2015

I was lucky to attend the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City over the last few days. Words can’t quite capture the experience of being at an entire event wrapped around the narrative on issues affecting women from Washington to Uganda, discussing the setbacks and successes of the women’s movement. With the potential for a female to run as the next President of the United States, the event was even more empowering than previous years. ...more

When Are Rape Jokes Funny?

On Rape Jokes: Rape is one of those topics.  It’s horrible, of course, and it is never funny.  I am not of the school of thought, though, that says just because a thing is never funny, jokes about it are also never funny. For example, I think this joke is hilarious, and I’ll explain why later on in the post:  “Hey, Holocaust jokes are never funny.  My grandfather died in a concentration camp…fell off a guard tower.”  ...more

I Want to See a World Free of Violence Against Women and Girls

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…...more
Absolutely powerful, my dear. I may not know you personally, but know that I am proud to know ...more

Sexual Assault, How Far We Haven't Come

April 22, 2015 · by One Salty Blonde...more