Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks Young women are learning to program computers far from Silicon Valley, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mosque or the sprawling, congested taxi park in the distance, it would be hard to tell that Outbox, a technology incubator and accelerator, is in a high-rise in Kampala (Uganda’s capital city) and not some non-descript office building in Silicon Valley. The vibe is intense and laid-back all at once. At one of the long tables, a group watched quietly as Joldeen Mirembe, a tack-sharp 23-year old woman, presented her latest creation: a website. A year ago, Joldeen didn’t know how to design a website or program an app. Fortunately, she heard of GirlGeekKampala, an organization teaching young Ugandan women the computer programming languages and content management frameworks that they may have missed out on in school. “This isn’t a problem confined to Uganda. This isn’t a problem confined to Uganda.
«La stratégie patriarcale permet de nier la violence conjugale» COLLOQUE - Les lois visant à interdire la violence conjugale sont lacunaires: les femmes continuent de subir des agressions masculines. Un symposium national s'est interrogé sur la question. Cristallisées au sein de la sphère familiale, les violences envers les femmes ont la peau dure. Mardi, à Bienne, le colloque national sur les violences conjugales a posé un regard féministe critique sur les nouvelles pratiques d'intervention contre la violence. Selon vous, le patriarcat forge des stratégies pour contrer les avancées féministes. Patrizia Romito: L'ancienne stratégie patriarcale refuse de percevoir la violence conjugale en tant que telle. Quelle nouvelle stratégie a-t-on inventé? Je citerai la création de toutes pièces du «syndrome d'aliénation parentale». Qui a intérêt à cacher la violence des hommes envers les femmes? Evidemment les agresseurs. Comment l'idée d'une symétrie de la violence conjugale s'est-elle ancrée dans les esprits? Le continuum de la violence est masqué.
Racial and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Children’s Television Use and Self-Esteem A Longitudinal Panel Study Abstract A longitudinal panel survey of 396 White and Black preadolescent boys and girls was conducted to assess the long-term effects of television consumption on global self-esteem. The results revealed television exposure, after controlling for age, body satisfaction, and baseline self-esteem, was significantly related to children’s self-esteem. Specifically, television exposure predicted a decrease in self-esteem for White and Black girls and Black boys, and an increase in self-esteem among White boys. Article Notes Nicole Martins (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, firstname.lastname@example.org) is an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University. © The Author(s) 2012
WHITE SUPREMACY: The Most Racist Fashion Magazines in 2010 by Lope Navo, Photographer | Fashion Indie I love visiting magazine shops as much as bookstores, although sometimes its as noisy as the city streets, it gives me the right visual rush I need as a photographer. My favorite magazine shops are where I can also use my rusty arabic language (that I miss using more often). The last conversation I had with some Turkish and Egyptian magazine vendors (one of the largest magazine shop in NYC now was renovated half its original size) is that magazine business is not doing well, probably the worst in the history of magazine sales, at least coming from the people who sell the magazines themselves as a livelihood, in fact most of their outlets are closing down one by one, around 400 print magazines closed their business in 2009 alone and it is predicted that more will follow, most of the magazine shops (small or large-scale) around the city are also closing their businesses as a domino effect caused by the global recession and the inevitable demise of the print magazine. I think Ms.
Les violences faites aux femmes. L’arme du Patriarcat Les violences faites aux femmes ne relèvent pas de crises individuelles, comme beaucoup aimeraient le croire, mais bien d’un système : le patriarcat. Les violences exercées sur les femmes sont multiformes : il s’agit des actes qui, par la menace, la contrainte ou la force, leur infligent, dans la vie privée ou dans la vie publique, des souffrances physiques, sexuelles ou psychologiques dans le but de les intimider, de les punir, de les atteindre dans leur intégrité physique et mentale. Contrairement au simple conflit, la violence est perpétrée de manière destructrice et univoque, le vainqueur étant toujours le même. Les violences peuvent se dérouler dans l’espace public, au travail, et surtout dans la famille : deux viols sur trois ont lieu dans la famille et un sur deux dans le couple, une femme sur dix est victime chaque année de violences conjugales, une trentaine en sont mortes cet été et c’est la première cause de mortalité chez les femmes de 16 à 44 ans en Europe.
The secret that Australians need to talk about Australia's White Ribbon 2013 media campaign invites you to discover our country's hidden secret – that one woman a week dies from domestic violence in the country of abundant rainforests, cosmopolitan cities and beautiful beaches. Using this statistic and the shock tactic is a new direction for the men's awareness campaign. While it's undoubtedly important that Aussie men stand up and make their pledge not to use violence against women on White Ribbon Day there is a danger that the viewer might blink and miss the key message or, that more collectively, we may lose sight of the fact that intimate partner abuse is not all about being beaten or murdered. Many survivors of domestic violence (and a significant number of scientific studies) say that the scars and bruises resulting from physical abuse heal relatively rapidly, whereas the psychological consequences are long-term, intergenerational and sometimes irreparable. The secret is that it's the rest of it that we need to tackle now.
The Daphne Toolkit – An active resource from the Daphne Programme A brief history of Daphne The Daphne Initiative was launched in May 1997, as an one-year funding line of 3 million ecus to fund NGO projects that support victims of violence and combat the violence against women, children and young people. It was created as a response from the Commission to the events of 1996 that had shaken Europe and galvanised public and political opinion. The discovery of the bodies of a number of missing girls in premises in Belgium in late summer 1996 raised questions about what Europe could do to protect children and women from those who wished to abuse or exploit them for profit. The one-year Daphne Initiative of 1997 struck a chord with NGOs and response to the two calls for proposals was high. The Daphne programme continues in the period 2014-2020, as one part of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The Daphne Toolkit The Daphne Toolkit is currently under revamp and update.
L'enjeu social de l’inceste : perpétuer la domination masculine Anthropologue et chargée de recherche au CNRS, Dorothée Dussy travaille actuellement sur la dimension empirique de l’inceste. Voici une page qui décrit ce travail: Dorothée Dussy - Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les enjeux sociaux (IRIS) Extrait de la page: « Dorothée Dussy travaille actuellement sur la dimension empirique de l’inceste à partir d’enquêtes menées en France et au Québec. Dans la perspective où elle l’aborde, l'inceste n'est pas une catégorie symbolique à étudier à partir des règles qui l’interdisent. L’inceste est posé comme un ordre social qui, tout en l’interdisant en théorie, admet l’abus sexuel commis sur un enfant dans sa famille. Suite à ses recherches, Dorothée Dussy a publié en mars 2013 un ouvrage: Le berceau des dominations Extrait de la présentation du tome 1 « Anthropologie de l’inceste, livre 1 » : Marie-Victoire Louis D'une part, la plupart de ceux qui ont traité le sujet sont d'ordinaire eux-mêmes des avocats de la pédophilie. Andrea Dworkin
Killing Us Softly 4 - Media critic Jean Kilbourne uncovers a pattern of sexism and misogyny across a range of print and television advertisements in this latest edition of her influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series. Killing Us Softly 4 Advertising's Image of Women This highly anticipated update of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, takes a fresh look at American advertising and discovers that the more things have changed, the more they've stayed the same. Breaking down a staggering range of more than 160 print and television ads, Kilbourne uncovers a steady stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and women in the real world. Sections: Introduction | Ads Everywhere | A Constructed Beauty | Objectification | Judged by Looks Alone | Thinness | Dieting | Eating & Morality | Global Impact | Infantilization & Powerlessness | Advertising & Sex | Experienced Virgins | Consumerism & Sexualizing Products | Masculinity | Violence | What to do? Jean Kilbourne Filmmaker Info Film Festivals
Why I No Longer Want To Be Gay I no longer want to be gay. I know that on the surface this statement reeks of the denial, self-loathing and internalized homophobia commonly associated with accepting and integrating ones gayness but truth is, I just don’t want to be gay anymore. It has outlived its usefulness. I have experienced all aspects of the life and can safely say that it no longer speaks to the person that I am or want to become. I didn’t always feel this way. Initially I came to this community searching for love, intimacy and brotherhood. It has been seven years since I decided to live my life as an openly gay male and it has not been an easy road. Personally I believe that love is sacrifice and not many gay men are willing to sacrifice for their brethren nowadays. Men also used to be men and approached you with a modicum of chivalrous courage. I am too young to long for the good old days but this life makes you miss what it meant to be gay.
Welsh Women’s Aid Conference speech 10/12/12 | finnmackay Welsh Women’s Aid conference 10/12/12. Cardiff City Hall Making The Connections This morning I’m going to talk about the importance of a feminist analysis of violence, I’m going to talk about why violence against women happens and the systems which maintain, promote and excuse it. Most of us here are familiar with the idea that male violence against women is a gendered phenomenon; and this very definition features of course in your current Consultation. A feminist analysis tells us that male violence against women is not natural, biological or inevitable. Turning to biology like this has always been popular, and still is. Feminism of course has a different message, a challenging message: the promise that the way things are is not the way they have to be, the invitation to change, to become the human beings we can be, rather than the tired and limiting stereotypes of men and women. Another way that masculinity can define itself and can be defined, is through simply not being feminine.
Why young women being aware of gender inequity is good news I am not surprised that young women are concerned about equity and discrimination. I am surprised, though, that this has been picked up by Mission Australia's landmark youth survey for the first time. It is a double-edged sword; this is beyond the 'Gillard Effect'. Young women are more conscious of their gender and where they sit in Australia. The role of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency research, particularly regarding the gender pay gap, and the publicity it has received in 2013, play into this as well. Young women are acutely aware of the limitations that exist in Australian society. The research presents an opportunity for us to discuss these issues with young women. All of us need to share stories of success and growth with those in that age group. It saddens me that I can list the number of female engineers I know on one hand; but I'm excited because each of them are out there spreading their stories about being fanatical about maths and science.