Tag: feminism

Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. Suffragettes.

Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. Suffragettes.

When I received the invitation to attend the very first pre-release screening of Suffragette in the United States I was overwhelmed. Aside from those who had worked on it, I was among the first group of people to watch the film, as well as speak…

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

It seems like this month is the perfect time to wear non-stop red, white and blue! America has so much to celebrate right now— its 259th birthday (so many candles), the right to marriage has been legalized for everyone and the U.S. Women’s National Team…

Muggles Must Solve Gender Inequality

Muggles Must Solve Gender Inequality

     If you’ve never gone to a Harry Potter midnight movie premiere, or even better, the midnight book release party at your local Barnes & Noble, you’ve never encountered the die-hard, and entirely enamored fan base that J.K. Rowling’s British brilliance created. I attended…

My Body, My Choice

My Body, My Choice

On Sept. 1, 2014, a vicious wave of attacks on privacy raced through the Internet at a speed known only to those fluent in hacker jargon and computer programming. Hundreds of nude and suggestive photos of high-profile female celebrities, which had been allegedly acquired through…

Broken Records

Broken Records

     From where did the ignorance start and how can we will it to stop? The slanderous stereotypes, the insidious chauvinistic implications…. To whom or what do we females owe the pleasure of dealing with so many stigmas?     What might surprise some is that…

Oh, I'll Just Have the Salad…

Oh, I'll Just Have the Salad…

     Historically, an unjust focus on appearance has been a major factor in defining how women are viewed by society. To many, if a female’s thigh does not have the same circumference as her arm, it is easy to write her off as “lazy” —…