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Gender equality - Wikipedia. A generic symbol for gender equality Gender equality, also known as sex equality, gender egalitarianism, sexual equality, or equality of the genders, is the view that everyone should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.[1] This is one of the objectives of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which seeks to create equality in law and in social situations, such as in democratic activities and securing equal pay for equal work.[2] In practice, the objective of gender equality is for people to acquire, if they so choose, equal treatment throughout a society, not just in politics, the workplace, or any other policy-designated sphere.

To avoid complication, genders besides women and men will not be discussed in this article. Maybe later |Close Thank you! Dear readers, time is running out in 2016 to help Wikipedia. History[edit] Shakers[edit] Life of the Diligent Shaker, Shaker Historical Society Post-war era[edit] Gender biases[edit] Abortion | Sections | The Daily Dot. Emily Ratajkowski Is So Hot. Polish Women Protest New Abortion Law - Human Rights Brief Human Rights Brief. Poland’s newly proposed abortion law has tens of thousands of Polish women fearful for the protection of their rights and lives. This has motivated over seven million women in Poland, all dressed in black, to go on strike. As a devoutly Catholic country, Poland is already one of Europe’s most restrictive countries when it comes to abortion. It will become even more restrictive by completely criminalizing abortion. While government officials are trying to push this law forward, Polish women are raising their voices and causing cities like Warsaw to go into lockdown.

Looking deeper into the newly proposed law, one begins to understand the severity of its restrictiveness. If this new law is passed, a woman in Poland will be unable to get an abortion even in cases of rape, incest, or when her life is at risk. Both the woman seeking an abortion and the doctor who offers to perform the procedure would face up to five years in prison. Polish women on the ‘Black Monday’ abortion ban protest. Thousands of women marched through the streets of Poland yesterday, organising a mass strike to protest the plans for a total ban on abortion. Abortion is already restricted in Poland from a law created in 1993, with some of the most imposing laws around reproductive rights, but a new policy change would ban it altogether – affecting rape survivors, young children and adolescents and those with cases of fatal fetal abnormalities, who would be forced to carry a pregnancy full term.

Miscarriages would have to be investigated, with any found to be ‘criminal’ carrying prison time. Only if a woman was in ‘imminent’ danger of death, would doctors perform an abortion. A recent Ipsos opinion poll showed that only 11 per cent of the population were in favour of the upcoming proposal. The incoming bill affecting abortion went through a parliamentary vote in September, and has now went onto the stage where it’s discussed by a committee.

“As a woman, I demand rights equal to those of men. Thousands Protested a Proposed Abortion Ban in Poland by Waving Coat Hangers. This article was originally published by VICE Poland. Thousands protested in front of the Polish parliament on Sunday, after the conservative Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced she'll support the Catholic Church's efforts to completely ban abortion in the country. The protest was organized by the recently established left-wing party Razem, in collaboration with Polish anarchists and the Liberal Committee for the Defense of Democracy. "Personally I'm against abortion, but every woman who needs it should have access to a safe procedure, without needing to spend a fortune to have it done in some basement," said Kasia, who came to the protest with her 5-year-old son.

Many of the protesters waved wire coat hangers, as a symbol for the tens of thousands of abortions performed illegally each year in Poland. Scroll down for more photos: Thousands Of Polish Women Stage Strike In Protest Of Proposed Abortion Ban. This week thousands of Polish women took to the streets to protest a truly awful new proposal that would make abortions completely illegal.

Massive crowds gathered in pro-choice marches across the country, wearing black and holding infuriatingly on point placards in what was dubbed the "Black Monday" protest. The nation-wide strike saw protestors flood the streets of Warsaw, as well as Gdansk, Lodz, Wroclaw, Krakow and elsewhere around Poland and Europe. These women were expressing outrage over a proposal that would totally ban abortions, which has passed one parliamentary check-point so far. Poland already has extremely strict abortion laws that were established in 1993 and make teminations illegal except in cases where the woman's life is in danger, the foetus is irreparably damaged or the pregnancy results from rape or incest. The new proposal would see an all out ban on abortions even in cases of rape or when a woman's life is at risk. Petra Collins. Wgsn. Models. Stella McCartney Pop. New Fragrances by: Sanja Pekic The fashion designer Stella McCartney, the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, presents her third pillar fragrance called Pop, aiming at the generation of "millennials".

Her first fragrance Stella from 2003 experienced a great success and many re-editions. Her other perfume launched in 2012 as L.I.L.Y., inspired by her memories of childhood. Stella McCartney Pop will arrive at the end of March, 2016 as a floral - woody fragrance produced by P&G Prestige. Pop is announced as “a mindset that captures the free spirit of the women who wear it.” "POP is a spirit. One of the faces of the fragrance campaign is the Canadian singer Claire Elise Boucher, aka Grimes. The fragrance is available as an Eau de Parfum. It is good to see that Pop is acknowledged as consisting solely of synthetic molecules in terms of its fragrance notes, and it will be even better to see this same thing in regards to the more pricey fragrances on the market today. Mar 07 2016 Mar 06 2016. Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Leon Debuts In Stella McCartney’s Pop Campaign. Madonna’s eldest daughter, Lourdes Lola Leon, makes her official debut in the fashion world. The 19 year old teen is the new face of Stella McCartney’s Pop fragrance campaign.

Lourdes along with Claire Boucher aka Grimes, Kenya Kinski-Jones, and Amandla Stenberg faces the lens for a campaign with be-true-to-yourself message that calls for female camaraderie and collective girl power. Sporting a silver-lavender hair color, Lola is at ease in the images of the promotion that was shot by Glen Luchford in California with the sun-drenched desert as backdrop. Celebrating bare-face, natural look, McCartney’s new muse also asserts, “I go through this struggle myself, [where] women’s bodies have been made so public that everyone feels like they need to comment.” McCartney also shared on Instagram, “So happy to have Lola on the POP team! While Lourdes is studying musical theater at the University of Michigan, lets take a look at the designer’s first fragrance released in four years.

Stella McCartney. Stella McCartney Unveils New Fragrance POP At AW16 Show. Courtesy of Stella McCartney Yesterday, model, animal activist and general babe Kenya Kinski-Jones was unveiled as one of the faces of Stella McCartney’s new fragrance, POP, joining Grimes and two as-yet unnamed co-campaign stars. When we headed backstage before the AW16 show this morning in Paris, Kinski-Jones was there hanging out with models, posing for pics and spritzing herself in the gorgeous new fragrance – more on that later – before excitedly heading out to join the front row as the show started. Stella has been friends with Kenya's father (that's Quincy Jones) for many years but the union actually runs deeper than that, as both Kinski-Jones and McCartney share a genuine passion for conscious fashion and animal protection. "I really admire how [Stella] has built such an incredible brand for herself that has a conscience and stands for something," Kenya explained to Refinery29.

"We had so much fun doing this. Everyone had their own thing and brought their own magic to the table. Stella McCartney’s Pop Fragrance Commercial Is the Ultimate Summer Road Trip. Somewhere in the California desert, Grimes, Lourdes Leon, Amandla Stenberg, and Kenya Kinski-Jones are dancing. Their multicolored hair blows in the breeze as they cruise down a vacant highway in a top-down convertible with a twist—it’s also a pool. This may be the coolest road trip–meets–motel sleepover in recent history. Dressed in pale pink slip dresses, lace tops, and featherweight shorts, the creatively maladjusted youth have come together to swim, cruise, and lean on one another. The cause for such exuberant celebration? They’re the stars of Stella McCartney’s first Pop perfume video campaign. Noticeably absent from the picture are the tall, dark strangers, brooding romantic plotlines, and smoldering long looks that make up the conventional fragrance commercial tropes; instead, the 60-second clip, shot by director Melina Matsoukas, reads more like a bold celebration of individuality, with no two women sharing a profession or even a mutual hair color.

Abortion Rights. Guerrilla Girls On Tour! | Feminist artists using smart humor to address sexism with theatre and performance. Feminist Art Activist Group Guerrilla Girls Discuss History of Art and Power on Stephen Colbert Show and They’re About to Take Over Twin Cities! With over 30 years of exposing sexism and racism in the art world, politics and pop culture, the anonymous activist group known as Guerrilla Girls take on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul from January to March 2016. This Takeover will include over twenty art centers and cultural institutions that will help highlight the imbalances and inequalities that have taken root within the art world, creating race and gender related stereotypes and hypocrisies.

Although they’ve fought for these ideals for so long, their work hasn’t bore much fruit, based on the statistics we are about to discuss. Talking about these problems and what the group is all about, Guerrilla Girls were hosted on the Late Show by Stephen Colbert, moving the spotlight towards the approaching Takeover. A History Written by the Victors Stephen Colbert invited three of Guerrilla Girl’s members to take part in his recent Late Show episode, and he prepared some interesting and prominent questions to pose.

Spring 2014 Exhibitions | Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond January 24 through April 6, 2014 Guest Curator: Neysa Page-Lieberman Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative, and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. Focusing primarily on recent work, the exhibition features rarely shown international projects that trace the collective’s artistic and activist influence around the globe.

In addition, a selection of iconic work from the 1980s and 90s illustrates the formative development of the group’s philosophy and conceptual approach to arts activism. The exhibition is further punctuated by documentary material including ephemera from famous actions, behind-the-scenes photos, and secret anecdotes that reveal the Guerrilla Girls’ process and the events that drive their incisive institutional interventions. Select programming: Feminist theatre festival kicks off in Camden | International Arts Manager. Top 5 Girly Festival Must Haves | Bell Tent. Print & Digital Production // Gender Equality on FIT Portfolios. Free the Nipple Pictures. Meet the Activist Who Wants Women Everywhere to 'Free the Nipple' | Mic. Most American cities are full of breasts. They are everywhere: On billboards. On storefronts. On buildings. But if you look closely, there's consistently one thing missing: nipples.

That's something Lina Esco is combatting with Free the Nipple, a movement she founded to fight against sexist public nudity laws that unfairly target women. We live in a culture that's obsessed with women's breasts. If our society loves boobs so much, what does it have against nipples? That query highlights the contradiction of a society that commodifies women's sexuality yet legislates their bodies. Some nipples actually are easy to find: Men's. Surprisingly, this double standard wasn't always quite so extreme.

Topless men in movies, for instance, were generally frowned upon until 1934, when Clark Gable took off his shirt during a scene in It Happened One Night. Esco started Free the Nipple to revolutionize the way we perceive women's bodies. Breasts are just the tip of the feminist iceberg. Free the Nipple Pictures. A White Dove's Pen: Do Men Need Feminism? Beyond Emma Watson and HeForShe. Malala Yousafzai. Malala, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family’s fight for girls’ education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was honored with the National Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011, won both the International Children’s Peace Prize and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award this year and honored as Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year.

Malala Yousafzai’s “I Am Malala” If anyone knows the power of words, it’s Malala Yousafzai. Nominated for a second time this year as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, you’ve most likely heard of the fearless girl who took a bullet for women everywhere while defending her rights to attend school. But you might not have known Malala has been an advocate on the international stage since age 11, putting the spotlight on girls and women amidst the longest, most exhaustive war in our history. Penning her memoir at only 16, I Am Malala, opens with the day she was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban, an Islamic extremist group, who targeted her for spreading secular beliefs.

For most of us who are only familiar with Afghanistan through the media’s coverage, Malala leads us through the war-torn region of Swat, once a lush, tranquil valley she called home, to offer a different view. Free The Nipple! There's a new film flopping coming out soon and it's all about 'freeing the nipple.' Why free the nipple, you ask? Because why not? What are you, anti-boob? Do you have some kind of allergy to areola? The Free The Nipple film follows a group of fictional direct-actioners (many of whom are real-life activists) who get around topless in order to shed light on how prudish everyone else is. Don't even get the Free The Nipple creator started on Facebook.

*Kidding. Free The Nipple! Australia!! Allow Women To Walk Around Topless. | The Adelaide Current.