Yearly Archives: 2018

Body image

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Body image is a better way to say how you see yourself in the mirror or when you try to picture your body in your head. Your image is created by your memories, assumptions, standards, it’s your weight and shape, how you feel when you are moving or being still. How you physically feel in your own body. Every emotion is projected in your mind and creates the image that only you can see and forms an opinion about your body. , their bodies change drastically and society has norms and stigmas for all that, saying what is right and what is wrong. That can lead to positive and negative […]

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Ways women are expected to act in society

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Every day we are facing gender norms and most of the time, we do not realize it. It all revolves around the fact that women need to be as feminine as possible. Body language, choosing words wisely, being stylish is the daily routine. That is nothing if you yourself consider that femininity and want to be like that, but no culture should say that for you, on what to do or how to act, it should be your choice. Judith Butler is a famous philosopher who coined the term “Performativity” making it popular, this term embodies how we, people from different genders perform in different roles and how we are […]

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#Metoo movement

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In 2006 the ME TOO movement started, which was supposed to help survivors of sexual abuse to not be silent, but to speak up loudly about their experienced harassment. Mostly young women of color, who suffered this type of violence from wealthy older men, who have power and often are protected, hiding their violent tracks which are covered by lawyers. The vision of the movement is to have the resources needed, ready to help the victims and build a community of advocates, who are survivors and going to do everything that is in their power to stop these horrible things from happening all around the world, starting from their own […]

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Movies worth watching about feminism

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If you have enjoyed a short list of books relating with feminism, you are going to love movies about it too. These movies talk about femininity from different perspective, how they always fought for their equality and rights and how world should see a woman. As usual, the list introduces a classical film for old fashioned movie junkies and new ones that should inspire younger generation. The Company of Strangers (1990) Movies cast is all females, the whole plot is about them. They are senior citizens who went on a trip. In the middle of the road, their coach broke down and they found themselves in the Quebec countryside. They […]

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How to be Femme Fatale

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Femme Fatale is a French expression to describe a special woman. She is seductive, very attractive and is a trouble for a man who gets involved with her. Being beautiful and sexy does not have to mean as a cliché that woman is stupid. Femme Fatale has a character, she is smart and independent. Every woman would like to be her, and every man likes to get in trouble. This is couple of points how to style yourself as this kind of woman and be more confident in your own skin. Looks You don’t need to dress every day in black silky slip or wear red lipstick all the time. […]

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Books About Feminism

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It is the perfect time to read when you are on holiday. Actually, it is absolutely suitable to read a little bit every day and to learn something. If you are interested in feminism and strong and powerful women, here is the list for you to choose and read something about that. A House Full of Females Book is written by Laurel Ulrich Thatcher who is also a winner of Pulitzer Prize. She is the one who said that well behaved women don’t make history. It became catchphrases for feminists. This book is about polygamy, a little bit controversial but shows different side of monogamous relationship. It is about small […]

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What is Feminism?

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Feminists are people who, regardless of their own gender, believe in economic, social and political equality of all the sexes. Even though feminism originated in West, now it has spread and manifested all around the world and all kinds of institutions are supporting and representing it- fighting for women’s interests and rights. Western history shows that public life was for men and women was severely different, with the gentle sex relegated to living a domestic one, doing home chores and taking care of the kids. In medieval times, women did not have rights to vote, study, own property or even to participate in social gatherings. In France at the end […]

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