Posts Tagged "Gender"

US Republicans and Their “Female Troubles”

US Republicans and Their “Female Troubles”

As the 2014 midterm elections loom on the horizon, American Republicans fear they may lose a sizable female vote because they have spent the last eight years vilifying women and voting against their major concerns. Now that it’s 2014, American political analysts, strategists, and operatives are revving up for the November midterm elections. High on the Republican agenda is the goal of...

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Unwilling To Share Political Power

Unwilling To Share Political Power

blog post written by Victoria Lin The following Gen Y report comes to you from the Women’s Forum. This blog is written by Victoria Lin, iL2L Global Ambassador from China. As a young woman from China, where the government positions and the strongest CEO positions are almost completely dominated by men, this forum was a really amazing, almost surreal one for me, giving me examples of how the...

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Hours Teachers Work: Eye-Opening Graphic

Hours Teachers Work: Eye-Opening Graphic

Interesting that the AFL-CIO union putting this graphic together chose a plump male to represent teachers when some 76% of all public school teachers are female…. Hmmmm From upworthy. . . When you look at the time teachers actually spend working, you can see that it’s not a cakewalk – at all. The next time your city or state wants to cut back on teacher salaries or hammer their...

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I call. You’re stone. One day you’ll look and find I’m gone.

I call. You’re stone. One day you’ll look and find I’m gone.

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...

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Female Gun Targets That Bleed

Female Gun Targets That Bleed

The maker of a mannequin that bleeds when shot, and was named ‘The Ex,’ pulls the product. But that’s not the end of it. It’s as if a bunch of guys at a local gun shop had a contest to see who could come up with the most offensive target, then followed it up with an equally lunk-headed discussion about what name would deflect enough criticism and cover their posteriors...

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