Poetry Magazine’s Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women http://bit.ly/12raltn I call. You’re stone. One day you’ll look and find I’m gone. The teenage poet who uttered this folk poem called herself Rahila Muska. She lived in Helmand, a Taliban stronghold and one of the most restive of Afghanistan’s thirty-four provinces since the U.S. invasion began on October 7, 2001. Muska, like many...read more
Posts Tagged "Feminism"
Finally, a beautiful young woman who will be able to make this lesson stick. Thank You Caroline Heldman especially for quoting much of lines Media Watch has used for decades about the importance of recognizing sexual objectification and, of course, the END.. which I won’t spoil for you .. WATCH IT It is unfortunate that within our surface-oriented culture the majority are unable and...read more
During the last Super Bowl over 4 million people heard the #NotBuyingIt critiques. We are finally an important discussion of sexism and the harms of it in advertising. Check out the discussions. Thanks to Miss Representation for these links: CNN, The Boston Globe to NPR, helped inspire thousands of people around the globe to question the impact of gender representations they consume daily. Go...read more
It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...read more
Feminist group leaves consent-themed panties in Victoria’s Secret stores to protest ‘culture of rape’ and company themes it finds problematic FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, which has a website spoofing Victoria’s Secret that pretends to offer consent-themed panties, called the move ‘operation panty drop.’ Feminist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture performed its latest...read more