'This Girl Can' Reminds Women That Healthy Bodies And 'Perfect' Bodies Are Not The Same Thing Being an active woman rarely involves looking picture-perfect -- and a new commercial shows that there's nothing wrong with that. Sport England, an organization providing services and funding to sports programs in the UK, launched the "This Girl Can" campaign on Jan. 12 after research showed that 75 percent of English women would like to be more active. “Before we began this campaign, we looked very carefully at what women were saying about why they felt sport and exercise was not for them," Sport England CEO Jennie Price said in a press release. "Some of the issues, like time and cost, were familiar, but one of the strongest themes was a fear of judgement. Worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough came up time and again." The 90-second ad shows women of all body types participating in their favorite sports -- without any concern for what they look like.
Où sont les femmes ? Merkel et Hidalgo effacées de la photo de la manif - Rue89 - L'Obs => regarder les commentaires : réponse à l’effacement des femmes = poster des photos de femmes sexualisées et de Merkel nue Une photo historique ? Au point que le journal israélien Hamevasser la publie en page 3 de son édition. Sauf que, si vous regardez bien, il manque des gens. Montage : en haut, la photo d’origine avec Angela Merkel et Anne Hidalgo ; en bas, la version retouchée et sans femmes publiée par Hamevaser (Walla.com) D’abord, on a cru qu’il manquait seulement Angela Merkel. Y aurait-il des motifs politiques ? Mais dans ce cas, il serait étrange que Mahmoud Abbas, président de l’Autorité palestinienne, y figure encore. Et puis, à y regarder de plus près, Angela Merkel n’est pas la seule à avoir disparu : la maire de Paris, Anne Hidalgo, aussi. Leur point commun : être des femmes. Hamevasser, journal hassidique israélien, considère la représentation des femmes comme indécente. Ce n’est pas le seul journal à recourir à cette technique dans une perspective d’orthodoxie. Imaginons un instant ce que Charlie Hebdo aurait fait de cette histoire de photo trafiquée...
You're Not Special (graduation commencement speech remix) Why Academic Tenacity Matters 86 14Share Synopsis For academic achievement, ability is not enough. What’s also needed are mindsets and strategies for overcoming obstacles, staying on task, and learning and growing over the long-term. For academic achievement, ability is not enough. Academically tenacious students: Feel as though they belong in school, academically and socially. The good news about academic tenacity is that it can be developed, and a number of interventions exist. Here’s a list of some empirically valid interventions to increase academic tenacity: Changing mindsets. See: Increasing school identification. Increasing self-regulation. © 2014 Scott Barry Kaufman, All Rights Reserved. For more on interventions to boost academic tenacity, as well ways to integrate these interventions with ongoing curricula, see: Academic Tenacity: Mindsets and Skills that Promote Long-Term Learning. This article originally appeared at Scientific American.
COLOMBIE: «Miss String» fait défiler des fillettes de 8 ans - News Monde: Amériques Baptisé «Miss String», un concours de beauté faisant défiler des fillettes de huit ans en maillot de bain a provoqué un tollé en Colombie, un pays d'Amérique latine encore touché par la prostitution infantile. Une vague d'indignation a déferlé mardi 13 janvier sur les réseaux sociaux, deux jours après le déroulement de concours qui s'est tenu dimanche dans le cadre d'un festival annuel dans la localité de Barbosa (nord-est), obligeant la municipalité à se justifier. «Donner aux enfants l'importance qu'ils méritent» «Je n'ai jamais incité les filles à des attitudes inappropriées ou vulgaires. «L'idée est de donner aux enfants l'importance qu'ils méritent, les comprendre, les inclure dans toutes nos activités culturelles et sportives», a ajouté l'élue, soulignant avoir «toujours reçu le soutien et l'autorisation des parents». «Quelle horreur» (afp/Newsnet)
4 Reasons Why I'm Not Watching the HBO Show <i>Girls </i>This Season | Nicole Zangara A lot of people rave about the HBO show Girls; I read many articles about how good the show is and about the amazing quality of the writing. I tried, I mean really tried to get into the show. I have watched it from the beginning and before each and every episode, I would think, "Okay, I'm going to like this show!" 1. 2. 3. Adam, who is Hannah's boyfriend, is one of the most confusing characters on the show. And as much as I respect Lena Dunham, her character frustrates me each time I watch the show. 4. Maybe the humor is lost on me or I just don't get the point of the show.
Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing It's the first writing conference, four weeks into the year, with this blond senior. He stiffly leans back from me as far as the metal desk will allow, exuding cynicism, too cool for meeting with teachers about his writing. I can see he doesn't trust me yet or know why we conference, and he's afraid. He says, "So, what is this meeting about then?" And we begin. The Power of Teacher Enthusiasm Conferencing and portfolios work for me. But I wish the research would point to these systems as consistent and universal means of student growth. Then, two years ago, I read Daniel Pink's Drive and Carol Dweck's Mindset, and I realized that a system of portfolios and conferences was not enough to change student engagement on its own. Intrinsic Motivation Pink’s Drive argues that employees -- and students -- after their basic needs are met, are motivated by autonomy, purpose, and mastery. But sometimes, I also got it right. Growth Mindset The Payoff: Engagement and Ownership
This Sorority's Pre-Rush Week Beauty Standards Are Pure Madness Spanx. Gel nail polish. Non-"emo" hair. Those are just some of the requirements during Polish Week -- the week before sorority rush starts -- for the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Southern California. Chapter members must wear proper undergarments ("you won't have to worry about sucking in all the time"); have neat eyebrows ("'full' eyebrows are in style right now, but 'full' does not mean 'BUSHY' or 'WILD'"); and leave the glasses at home ("poking your eyes is worth it, just this once") ahead of Rush Week. "If you are not wearing the required makeup, I will stop you and apply it myself," the author wrote. Because who is an AXO girl without "pinky neutral" lips? Sorority Appearance Guidelines by jezebel2
This Is What Happens When Women Actually Accept A Compliment From A Man Online Self-Control, Grit & All That Stuff Regular readers know that I’m a big advocate of teaching Social Emotional Learning skills in the classroom (see The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources), but that I also am wary of how it is being viewed by some as almost a cure-all (see my Washington Post piece, The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning). There have recently been some interesting articles and research about the topic that I thought readers might want to know about… The MindShift blog writes about a new study by “grit” researcher Angela Duckworth that has tried to update the famous self-control marshmallow experiment for the digital age. She calls it a “diligence test” and you can read about it at Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age. You can see a demo of the online test here, though it won’t make much sense until you read the MindShift post. And, speaking of The Marshmallow Test, The New York Times has published an article about its originator, Dr. Related
Real Women Have Back Fat | Stacie Huckeba Real women have back fat. Real women also don't have an ounce of back fat. Real women, in fact, have all kinds of curves and wrinkles and pockets and lines. While none of this is big news, the thing that has me worked up at the moment is the double standard when it comes to weight and gender. After losing half my body weight, I somehow thought that life would get easier. When I weighed 300 pounds, it was easy to look in the mirror and say, "Okay, this is not going to be everyone's cup of tea." Losing the weight doesn't necessarily fix anything. (Photo Credit: Rebecca Brown) I had a friend recently tell me, when I was going through a particularly tough time, that I needed to stop going out with attractive men, because guys like that won't ever love a girl with back fat. I have not been able to shake those words. A single girl with back fat is going to have a harder time dating. Just yesterday morning, both of these posts came up in my Facebook newsfeed: (The "She" is Kirstie Alley) Close
So You Want to Be a Male Feminist? Here Are 11 Simple Rules to Follow Originally published on Mic and cross-posted here with their permission. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Aziz Ansari. John Legend. These are a few of many male celebrities who have recently come out as feminists. More importantly, about why it’s necessary to affirm and practice gender equality, given the many ways institutional sexism and the patriarchy have created environments where conventionally white, masculine, cisgender men have power and privilege. Keep in mind that a feminist, as defined by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes (and various gender identities). Although some believe that men have no place in the movement, others argue that strategic social movements should build bridges of solidarity. It’s not about focusing or coddling men, but instead about recognizing that people who have privilege can operate with respect and understanding by taking the leads from those who have been marginalized. 1.