"Not so long ago, the idea that women might rule the world seemed slightly ridiculous - like something out of science fiction. But in an essay to mark International Women's Day
, political analyst and former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers argues it's now a topic that can be seriously discussed."
posted by talitha_kumi
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Transphobic feminism makes no sense, argues Laurie Penny
For decades, the feminist movement has been split over the status of trans people, and of trans women in particular. High-profile feminists such as Germaine Greer, Jan Raymond and Julie Bindel have spoken out against what Greer terms “people who think they are women, have women’s names, and feminine clothes and lots of eyeshadow, who seem to us to be some kind of ghastly parody”. Some prominent radical feminists have publicly declared that trans women are misogynist, “mutilated men”.
posted by parmanparman
on Dec 21, 2009 -
- "Please don't beat me. I'm having my period." ~ Mama Wangari
- "It is being both black and gay [which is problematic]." ~ Zanele Muholi (Nehanda Nyakasikana) [NSFW]
- "Sisters at heart, these women are: from Kibera to Loresho." ~ WM
- "My vagina wants an Uzi" ~ Larissa Klazinga (Amanda Atwood)
- "You are from Kenya? So are you Kikuyu or Luo?" ~ Wangui
Blogs of women from Africa. That is all.
posted by hadjiboy
on Apr 17, 2008 -
This morning in Vancouver, volunteers handed out hundreds of disposable cameras, available free to any low-income resident of the city's Downtown Eastside (DTES
) neighbourhood. Pictures in the returned cameras will be entered in this year's "Hope in Shadows
" competition, with winners getting prizes and one of 12 spots in next year's calendar. (It will be sold by specially-trained low-income folks, who keep half their profits.) Run by Pivot
, a local legal activism group, "Hope in Shadows" is a succesful
and "innovative empowerment through art
" project and a chance for the residents of the DTES to define their community -- one most often defined by its poverty
Previous winners: 2004, 2005  , 2006
posted by docgonzo
on Jun 9, 2007 -
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posted by signal
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Kids with Cameras
(warning, embedded QT video in link)
With an Oscar Nominated
, under her belt, Zana Briski
's spinoff project,
Kids with Cameras, teaches children growing up in difficult circumstances the art and skills of photography to empower them to appreciate the beauty and dignity of their own expression.
With projects in Calcutta
, they send great photographers to lead workshops, the children are given inexpensive 35mm cameras to capture whatever they choose
and then the children's pictures
are shown (and sold
) around the world through exhibits, books and film.
posted by fenriq
on Feb 27, 2005 -
The New Shaker Wives Aren't Really Into Furniture
or puritanism or bonnets. But kickass cocktails? And revenge
? That, yes
. Oh yes. Empowering? I should bloody well think so. Disgruntled housewives
you say? I say their boring, stupid husbands don't appreciate their luck, more likely. Explore their website, enjoy
! [Offered as a companion-piece to tranquileye's June 2002 Ladies For The Preservation Of Cocktails post. P.S. This is neither here nor there but the more I live and know, the more I love and respect women and the less I like men.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 16, 2003 -