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Emma Watson is a role model for young girls

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Actress Emma Watson got her first role as Hermione in Harry Potter when she was only 11 years old. She grew up on the movie set and millions of people saw her starring in 8 Harry Potter films. She deliberately always tried to change Hermione’s character, but at the end she understood that is much like her: intelligent, fair, and active, and she was finally pleased with this observation. Watson always says that she has enjoyed reading and learning about things. While spending a lot of time on film set as a child and a young girl, she always bothered to reach for the book. She tried to read the same […]

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Ana Wintour – a strong woman in a fashion world

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Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is one of the most successful and feared women in the fashion world. Wintour has worked as a fashion magazine for Vogue as an editor since 1988 and has largely run the delivery on her own terms. Her trademark look is black sunglasses and a carefully cut hairstyle and the same style of footwear that has been worn by the woman since the age of 14. Wintour is such a famous figure that she has also been made into a character in several movies. The most famous reference is probably The Devil Wears Prada, based on a book written by Wintour’s former assistant Lauren Weisberger. The dream […]

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Are Dresses Just for Women?

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Trouser-wearing is being explained by (and strongly correlated with) horse riding. Societies which were more civilized, like Japan, showed drawings and older artifacts where women and men were wearing dress like clothing such as the kimono or robes. In Scotland a traditional piece of clothing was and is a skirt called a kilt. Greeks were wearing white long tunics draped on their bodies. Roman warriors wore trousers called braccae. In the Japanese army, men were wearing baggy trousers called hakama. These examples show that horse riding associated with war and fighting was associated with wearing trousers, thus men and women wore the garment out of necessity. From Chanel to Paul […]

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Wonder Woman Phenomena

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Today we all are trying to feel like superheroes. Women need to be called Wonder Women because of how they juggle their career, family and social life and it does not matter how old they are. It doesn’t take a long time for this kind of balance to take effect, like in a real superhero movie where you are one person during the day and another person at night when you are fighting crime. To take a real-life example, imagine a woman who has 4 kids, flies once per month because of her job, has a husband and a big house. This kind of woman sometimes may wonder if it’s […]

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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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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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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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Middle aged women have serious health problems because of sexual harassment

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New study shows that being harassed or assaulted in workplace can have a major effect on women’s physical and mental health. People who were sexually assaulted suffer higher rates of depression, insomnia, anxiety and other disorders. Victims who were harassed, tend to have higher blood pressure and sleeplessness. These are facts taken from the studies published by JAMA Internal Medicine. This statistic is based on hundreds of women’s stories of harassment and abuse, which are decades old. Just recently, Christine Blasey Ford, who is a Psychology professor in California accused Brett Kavanaugh, a very well-known nominee for the Supreme court in United states of America. She said that happened when […]

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