Monthly Archives: August 2018

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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Empowering women

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Today we already learnt that empowering women and especially girls are the key element to social transformation, economic growth, stability in the society. World leaders are giving their voice to this critical endeavor. But the reality is brutal, because violence against females is on a mass scale. In South Africa every minute two girls or women are raped. In Congo every day rape is being used as a weapon of war and 48 girls and women are victims. In United States of America every day three women are killed by their partner. Facts shows that more than 100 million babies are being killed or aborted or being left to die […]

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