Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 17 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Qandeel Baloch.
Admit it, you loved Michael Jackson. Admit it, even if he molested small children, what does that have to do with his musical genius? Admit it, you like that he was neither man or woman, white or black. Admit it, he is a legend neither alive nor dead, guilty or innocent. Admit it, the man could sing. And dance.
Today is Lughnasadh, or Lammas, and is a Sabbat that honors fertility and harvest. Attributed to the god, Lugh, the feast associated with this Sabbat honors Lugh’s mother figure, Tailtiu, who is said to have influenced agriculture in Ireland. I honored her by harvesting some beans and herbs, but before I did that, I cast the runes to see what they had to say about this day.
Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 16 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Polly Bemis.
I am here to talk about rape culture. I am here to talk about Jane Doe, the woman who has come forward with allegations against Donald Trump that he raped her four times as a thirteen year old child. I am here to talk about how terrified I am that her story will get swept up as political fodder, and she -- the victim, will be forgotten. I believe that in order to relay my message properly, I need to share a piece of myself with you.
‘Outspoken’ is what they call her when she speaks her mind They teach her to act docile which includes not speaking her mind. She is put off, like strong gusts of wind blowing over a bright candle flame. After years of depression,pain and self-torture, She is kindled again,
Crossposted from UN Women.
From starring in billboards and videos to meetings with men and boys across the country, Georgian rugby players are leading advocacy to end violence against women. Public perception is changing, survivors are seeking support, and men and boys are taking a stand against violence.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of riding the train from Jersey into Penn Station, let me take a moment to fill you in. The train is crowded with screeching teenagers, businessmen guffawing into cell phones, and travelers with absurdly large suitcases. (Seriously, what do you travel with? Bowling balls? Cans of soup?
Crossposted from UN Women.
For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into the Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint how each group perceives the other. A project by UN Women organized football camps for adolescent girls, where Jordanian and Syrian girls built friendships and social cohesion.
“Stop telling girls that they can be anything they want when they grow up. I think it’s a mistake. Not because they can’t, but because it would have never occurred to them they couldn’t.” - Sarah SilvermanWe’re living in interesting times, to say the least. On one hand you wouldn’t be blamed for screaming in a panicked manner about the madness everywhere. On the other, if you’re like me, you’re quietly excited about the genders of our leading politicians.
Let’s assume that if you’re reading this, you’ve got a general idea of what body positivity is. You’ve read the articles, probably seen a Buzzfeed video on your Facebook timeline, and you think it’s time you should be more body positive!I’m proud of you.Attempting to make any life change is difficult — especially when it’s about how you view yourself and the world around you.
When I say I’m a loner among my feminist friends for wanting children, I’m not judging them. I simply cannot relate. “I love you, Miss Stoddard.” Those were words I routinely heard during my year as an AmeriCorps volunteer at an elementary school in Richmond, Virginia. They were also words that I routinely returned.
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