Showcasing the fight for political equality and the fearless females blazing the trail, to be stopped only once their hairstyle does not a headline make.
To Texas from Georgia, The Case for Abortion
I really don't know what to say but that I had an abortion for the first time at 26 years old a couple weeks ago. I just want to outline some of the things ignorance that went down.
American Black Woman
There are many things about me that make me unique to my fellow counterparts, my sense of humor, my style of dress, and how I handle certain situations, however, the thing that makes me the most unique is being a black woman in America. Black women are as far down the list as you can get because of the labels that are placed upon us, like the angry black woman or loud and ghetto, these are things that could be true for some but not all. It’s not just how we act either it’s also how we represent ourselves whether it be the way we wear our hair to the type of clothing that we choose to dress in, we are looked at as less than because of it. Now here is where we really get down to it because we are looked at with so much animosity by not only other races and ethnicities but by our own as well with having to compete for jobs and resources. Being a woman is hard right now but being a black woman is even harder because we are looked at to be these strong independent women who can do it all and that may be true sometimes but not all the time and not always for the right reasons.
Shirley Chisholm, Catalyst of Change, Progressive Bad Ass
Before there was Hillary or Liz or Kamala, there was Congresswoman, civil rights activist, social reformer, and educator Shirley Chisholm. She broke through the formidable racial and gender barriers of the 1960s and 1970s and made it look easy.
Reckoning and Reparations in Afghanistan
By Kathy Kelly Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul. They feared Taliban militants would attack them in Bamiyan.
We make equipment, we give it to our so-called allies[in the Middle East], who we don’t even know who the hell they are… 2,300 Humvees sent over. A couple of shots are fired and these guys run like a bunch of thieves, which they are. Our allies. Our allies. And ISIS picks up the weapons, the Humvees, the this. It’s just incredible.” — Donald Trump, Des Moines Register, November 13, 2015.
Biden's pick for intelligence chief, Avril Haines, is tainted by drones and torture
Even before President-elect Joe Biden sets foot in the White House, the Senate Intelligence Committee may start hearings on his nomination of Avril Haines as director of national intelligence.
Campus Rape Culture
Campus rape culture has become a topic of great concern over the years; concerning because “we know it exists” but “we can’t control it”. As per the statistics, one in every sixth woman on-campus experiences some sort of sexual violence or harassment every day, and with the stigma around the aspect and the victim-blaming practice, only some are able to build the courage to come out and talk about their violent experiences, however, over the level of exposure, this topic has gotten many women are coming out. So, the main question that starts to linger is; when it is such a talked about topic and with such high statistics of occurrence, what makes it so difficult to overcome, especially in North America? And to that my answer would be economic politics and the bases of radical feminism.
Residents of India, the Caribbean, and American women celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris in unique ways
Vice President Kamala Harris is causing quite a stir around the world as she is being celebrated on 3 continents because of her historic victory. Harris was sworn in on Wednesday, January 2o, as the first woman, first African American, first African American female, first black woman from the Caribbean and the first Southeast Asian/Indian to hold the second-highest office in the land. The events of January 6, where Trump supporters stormed the White House did not dampen the mood for those who wanted to bask in this historic moment in time.
I’m Not A Fan Of The #MeToo Movement Anymore.
It is International Day of the Girl Child at the time of me writing this, and I’ve been taking some time to reflect on what this means to me personally. These days, I feel like there is this tendency to create a day and bring awareness to issues-yet there doesn’t seem to be much change happening in recognition of these days or follow up on these initiatives. This year, it’ll be 25 years from the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action — the global agenda for advancing the rights and empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. Earlier this year, Generation Equality was also launched as a multi-year, multi-partner campaign and movement for bold action on gender equality. While these resolutions and big drivers for change are great ideas, I’m extremely doubtful that any real adjustment will actually be made.
Until 2004, most of the world did not know who she was but for the late Wangari Maathai this was her moment in the limelight to share what she was most passionate about: environmental activism as a Pan-African gateway to freedom. This was the year she became the first African female Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. However, for those who followed Wangari’s journey, this award was a moment of recognition but the groundwork she laid was far more important hence why I chose her as a key inspirational woman to celebrate.
THERE EXIST DIFFERENT CAMPS OF FEMINISM
It states straightforward the laws that secured women’s positions as follows (simplified): [Ref: 1, 2, 3] - Women are allowed to freely marry slaves and when her husband dies, she and her children will inherit dowry and half of the property (the other half belongs to slave owners).
Down about Warren? Think of Mantel and Atwood, and cheer
A person could become pretty despondent about – well, about nearly everything, these days. But let’s focus on one thing: Elizabeth Warren dropping out of the Democratic primaries, leaving Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders as the clear front-runners in the presidential race to come. Make no mistake, she was the one responsible for pushing Mike Bloomberg out of the race: at the primary debate in Las Vegas last month, she called him out as a “billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians”. He withered beneath her intelligence and ruthlessness, and that was the end of that.