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Posted by Tom Megginson | 20-04-2013 21:52 | Category: Violence This campaign launched last year, but I just stumbled upon it today when Slutwalk Toronto shared one of the ads from Everyday Feminism ‘s Facebook page. Make Your Move Missoula is “a group of community organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence” in Montana, USA. The positive message of standing up against rape culture is reminiscent of a trend we’ve been tracking by the American Association of University Women , The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland , and Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton . Almost a year ago, Jezebel reported that the city of Missoula the was known as the “rape capital of America” due to an alarming number of sexual assaults at the University of Montana.
“Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage leanings when they spy shiny objects like toys, men, and the Sandman. The 1915 picture book ends with the final baby suffragette cracking her baby doll’s head open. “And then there were none!”
Posted by Marc | 10-10-2011 22:14 | Category: Peace & Conflicts , Women's Issues Outrageous to say probably but what a beautiful video from ActionAid UK. I was hoping this video wouldn’t be necessary.
In the past few years, we've heard rumblings of different laws in different countries, with the same goal: To keep advertisers and magazines from using super-skinny models. In France, Parliament voted in favor of a bill that outlaws "publicly inciting extreme thinness." An ad in the UK was banned because the model had "highly visible ribs." And late yesterday, lawmakers in Israel banned "underweight" models from fashion runways, advertisements and commercials. It's no secret that the fashion industry idealizes thinness.
Pink Or Blue: It’s Up To You Feminism and feminity - they don't have to be opposites! “It’s a boy.”
While you’ve probably seen hundreds of images of women working in factories during World War II, that wasn’t the first time women joined the workforce to help fill in for the millions of men sent out to fight. In fact, many people credit the freedoms given to women during The Great War for both women’s suffrage and the popularity of both the lifestyle and fashion of the flapper. The impact of women going off to work was more pronounced in certain countries. For example, the UK joined the war in 1914 while the US waited until 1917 to enter the fray, meaning the United Kingdom had far more need for women to enter the workforce to fill in for the missing soldiers. In many cases, women from all countries involved even volunteered to enter the service as non-combative soldiers.
Image Credit: Screenshot of Vogue Paris Editorial Thylane Loubry Blondeau has been modeling since the age of four, lighting up the cover of Vogue Enfants and walking the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier. But many think her latest editorial spread in Vogue Paris has crossed the line from child modeling to child pornography. Blondeau, along with several other very young girls, is portrayed in clothes and makeup reminiscent of young girls playing dress up with their mother's things. Some of the girls have on almost-clownish makeup, while others are seemingly fresh-faced and natural. But most of the concern comes from the poses the young girls are using, not necessarily the hair, clothes, and makeup.