"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."
About-Face aims to provide women and girls
with skills to critically examine
media messages that affect their positive self-image. Their website
is a one-stop shop for simple, direct, teen-friendly educational materials about female self-esteem and body image. [more inside]
After decades of selling tampons and "sanitary products" with ads
containing nebulous, euphemistic images and language, Kotex launched
a new product line, 'U by Kotex'
and a 'Declaration of Real Talk Campaign'
to encourage girls and women to speak about menstruation without embarrassment
. Ironically, their ad was rejected by the major US television networks
for mentioning the word 'vagina'. Here's the 'safe for the viewing public' version.
/ YT channel
. [more inside]
Rosalie Kunert, the inspiration behind the iconic Rosie the Riveter, passed away June 28 at the age of 86.
Rosie's can-do spirit was captured in an ad campaign
by J. Walter Thompson and sponsored by the Office of War Information and War Manpower Commission, designed to inspire other women to join the workforce during WWII. It worked - to the tune of two million new women on the job. [more inside]
- "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.
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.