Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N. Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N.
Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past few months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. Web site, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo hack), Watson’s power in person is an entirely different matter. The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally. Watson’s speech, which was met with a thunderous standing ovation, not only called for action from male allies, but clarified a persistent misconception about feminism in general.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. Flushing is a feminist issue this World Toilet Day - science-in-society - 19 November 2014. (Image: GMB Akash/Panos) In the Bangladeshi slum where Sukurbanu lives with her three daughters, there are queues to use the hanging latrines.
Aged 65, Sukurbanu recently fell from one of these and believes she often suffers illnesses caused by using such facilities. Her portrait is part of My Toilet, an exhibition that opened in London this week to mark World Toilet Day on 19 November. The exhibition highlights the disproportionate impact of poor sanitation on women and girls: one tenth of schoolgirls in Africa miss school during their periods or drop out when they reach puberty, deterred in part by a lack of clean and private toilet facilities. (Image: Atul Loke/Panos) Worldwide, 526 million women have no choice but to go to the toilet out in the open.
Nude Kim Kardashian: but is it art? Keira Knightley: topless shoot was Photoshop protest. "Anyone calling these shots ‘sexy’ is horribly, horribly misguided," she wrote.
"To me, it’s clear that Keira hasn’t got her tits out for the purpose of male titillation. Powerful, yes. Strong, yes. Feminist, absolutely. X-rated? Knightley had a particularly public battle with Photoshop in 2004, when her chest was digitally enlarged for the poster of King Arthur. In 2006, Knightley posed naked for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine with Scarlett Johansson and a fully-clothed Tom Ford, the fashion designer, to emphasise the contrasting demands fame made on men and women's sexuality.
Knightley in Interview magazine, and right: her retouched poster for King Arthur (Patrick Demarchelier/Interview) “I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” she told The Times. Knightley is next starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, in which she plays Enigma machine creator Alan Turing's colleague and fiancée, Joan Clarke. Laverne Cox heralds 'transgender tipping point' on cover of Time. Emma Watson: Feminism Is ‘Not Dogmatic,’ It’s About Having Choices.
Does feminism need men? “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle,” a phrase coined by Australian activist Irina Dunn in 1970 and commonly attributed to Gloria Steinem, expressed a primary goal of second-wave feminism: female independence.
Liberal feminists of that era, including Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, spoke of men as partners and potential allies, not enemies and oppressors. Mothers use more emotive language when talking to their daughters than their sons Study says mothers use more emotive language when talking to daughtersThis in turn increases girls' ability to fluently talk about their feelings Research also shows talking about feelings can boost work prospects Meanwhile fathers are far less adept at talking about their feelings than women By Ben Spencer, Science Reporter for the Daily Mail.
Rise of the IVF middle-class single mothers who say fathers are a thing of the past. Number of single British women seeking sperm has risen 55 per cent Set to increase further after first NHS-funded sperm bank has opened Lucinda Bird, 38, had baby, Raphael, using sperm donorShe said it was a 'lifestyle choice' Charlotte Rees-John, 36, did the same after failing to find Mr Right Deborah Brown, 43, decided to have a child on her own after a break up By Samantha Brick for Daily Mail Published: 22:50 GMT, 12 November 2014 | Updated: 00:05 GMT, 13 November 2014 Lucinda Bird always knew that a conventional relationship was out of the question. 'I like things my way,' she explains.
Females likely to be delinquent no matter how in touch with their emotions they are. Plymouth University psychologists studied emotional intelligence (EI)This is a level of how in-tune people are with their, and other's emotionsMen with a low level of EI were more likely to be delinquentBut they found the effect did not hold true for womenThose that were more emotionally mature were just as likely to be antisocial as those with a low levelGoes against previous theories that a high EI means people behave better By Jonathan O'Callaghan for MailOnline Published: 18:02 GMT, 13 November 2014 | Updated: 18:23 GMT, 13 November 2014 When it comes to delinquent behaviour, it doesn't matter how emotionally mature a woman is when it comes to breaking the rules.
A study has found that the majority of young women will display some form of antisocial behaviour during puberty, regardless of whether they have high or low levels of emotional intelligence.