Stonehenge: Bones of 14 elite women reveals gender equality 5,000 years ago Ancient remains of Stone Age humans, first excavated at Stonehenge in 2008, have revealed a surprising gender equality at the UK World Heritage Site. From an initial discovery of cremated remains of around 200 people buried in the chalk pit known as Aubrey Hole 7 – one of 56 pits first dug at the site in the 1920s – fourteen females and nine males, including some children, were identified. This suggests that women had a more prominent role to play in leadership than previously believed, as only people of higher status would have been buried at Stonehenge at the time.
It’s not about you: When men take women’s style personally A woman models a dress at a February 2014 fashion exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art/BFAnyc.com) The politics of women’s appearance is a painful tug of war between the meanings women intend to convey (which are as varied as the tiles of a mosaic) and those imposed on them by society, often by men who cannot countenance a symbolic universe in which women’s expression does not exist solely for male consumption. The obvious example is the well-meaning man who, thinking he is being affirming, tells us that we need not wear makeup on his account because we’re beautiful just the way we are. It sounds lovely until you realize that this presumes we wear any amount of makeup for his benefit, or to persuade men in general that we are beautiful.
An Example of Successful Community Intervention There’s something undeniably important in celebrating community victories in activism. I’ve found that often, amazing accomplishments go un-celebrated due to the overwhelming amount of systematic injustices that exist, and the feelings of knowing that there’s always more work to do. Heyo~ Eunice here, representing Hollaback! Victoria. 33 Cats That Prove They're Funnier Than Dogs Why are cat videos always so funny? I can watch videos of them running into walls, or learning how to swim for hours, but I always wonder why I don’t see dog videos as well. Well, after checking these out, now I know why. Seriously, why are jerky cats even funnier?! No More Street Harassment A post in honor of all women Olympians! The Olympics are here, and you know what that means. Tons of men oogling women who play certain sports, yet criticizing and disparaging women who participate in other sports. My male friends are no exception to the rule, as they’re glued to the TV whenever women’s beach volleyball is on, and saying nasty remarks about women weightlifters.
War on women: Propaganda postcards from suffragette era show fierce battle fought by American women to get the vote... and Obama can thank them for his job By Helen Pow Published: 04:13 GMT, 22 November 2012 | Updated: 04:19 GMT, 22 November 2012 Women had an enormous influence on the outcome of the presidential election, but President Barack Obama wouldn't have kept his job if it weren't for the suffragettes. A sobering collection of anti-feminist propaganda, released by the University of Northern Iowa, has captured the war waged on women as they struggled to get the vote during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
These 3 Fearless Girls Got On National Television And Shocked Everyone Somewhere in America, there is hope because of brilliant, fearless girls like this. In an amazing, seriously, AMAZING performance on The Queen Latifah Show that is called “Somewhere in America”. These fearless girls; Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen get real about the issues America has their generations facing. They are part of the non-profit organization Get Lit. This Guy's Hilarious 'List of Rules for Women' Is the Perfect Rebuttal to Misogyny After last week's nude photo leak of more than 100 celebrities, more than a few Internet denizens (mostly men) ridiculously blamed the women for their own violation. In other words, these people argued it was the victim's responsibility to prevent the crime. Not surprisingly, it's the same argument that has been used to minimize rape culture.
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The Tor network: improving privacy & security on the Internet Overview The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor's users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers.
Anti-Suffrage Society William Cremer was one of the leading opponents of women's suffrage. Hansard reported a speech he made in the House of Commons on women's suffrage on 25th April, 1906, he argued: "He (William Cremer) had always contended that if we opened the door and enfranchised ever so small a number of females, they could not possibly close it, and that it ultimately meant adult suffrage. The government of the country would therefore be handed over to a majority who would not be men, but women. Women are creatures of impulse and emotion and did not decide questions on the ground of reason as men did. He was sometimes described as a woman-hater, but he had had two wives, and he thought that was the best answer he could give to those who called him a woman-hater.
Revitalizing our commitment to gender equality With the visibility of female leaders such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, we might assume that society is progressing steadily toward gender equality. In reality, it's the great granddaughters of today's college students who may be the first to live in a world of leaders who are actually representative of the population. At the current rate of progress, equal representation of men and women at the top will not occur until 2085, according to a report by Judith Warner, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Since the report was issued nearly one year ago, there has been an increase of media coverage focusing on women’s leadership, but the plan for real change is still a new frontier that needs continued research, awareness, and involvement. The slow pace of change Why does gender parity matter to women, organizations the nation?