Originally published August 21, 2013 by Feminism and Religion.
Recently Susan Sarandon was asked if she is a feminist and her response left many asking if perhaps we are moving towards a post-feminist world. Of course, the very fact that Sarandon was asked if she is a feminist well demonstrates that gender politics continue (certainly, men are not asked such questions).
According to Sarandon, “I think of myself as a humanist because I think it’s less alienating to people who think of feminism as being a load of strident bitches.” She went on to explain that “feminist” is an “old-fashioned word” and is actually used to minimize women and girls.
A weekly conversation between your campus Marketing gals Brittney & Becca. TGIF!
Becca: Where do we start?
Britt: Hold on one sec – I’m posting a photo (Instagram).
*Becca sips her chai tea latte… (we are writing from a local coffee shop).
Britt: Ok, so – feminism. First, let’s follow up on last week’s convo. Have you read about the backlash #banbossy is getting?
Becca: I did – I saw the one article about a Dad who said he will continue to call his daughter bossy when she acts bossy – and the same goes for his son.
Britt: I haven’t read that piece. I’m interested in the conversations about #banbossy not being important because there are so many other pressing women’s issues (education, violence against women, etc.). Which is true, but it’s also not good if we are not talking about how young girls and women are perceived in terms of language, double standards.
Originally posted on businesswire.com.
In their continuing efforts to promote awareness of issues facing mothers worldwide, American Mothers, Inc.® will host two panels at the upcoming session of the United Nations’ 58th Commission on the Status of Women. “The Feminization of Poverty” and “Women and HIV” will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 11, 2014.
American Mothers, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization seeking to honor mothers and represent mothers’ issues, holds consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
It’s Valentine’s Day and February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so it seems like a good time to begin a conversation about healthy relationships. Although many of us think this is an issue that will not impact our own lives, statistics demonstrate that 75% of individuals know someone who has experienced domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a global epidemic that threatens the health and well being of women and girls regardless of race, culture, religion, social status, or other qualifying factors. Statistics remain stagnant with 1 in 3 women worldwide experiencing violence in their lifetime. In the Unites States, a woman is beaten every nine seconds. Domestic violence continues to be the leading cause of injury and death to women. In fact, four out of ten women murdered die at the hands of intimate partners. Disturbingly, these numbers represent a very small portion of this epidemic given that upwards of 95% of incidences go unreported.