Originally posted on THE 50 MILLION MISSING CAMPAIGN BLOG ON INDIA'S FEMALE GENDERCIDE:
‘Where the Mind is Without Fear‘ is a famous poem that the great Indian poet and Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, had written in 1901 to inspire India’s Freedom Movement. Tagore believed that India’s fight was not just against British colonial rule. But this fight for freedom and democracy for all its citizens had also had to be fought within, against its own social structures and cultures.
In 20 years, 20% of women will have been exterminated from India, subject to every form of misogyny and violence, before and after birth (see this). For too long, we’ve kept silent and borne this violence like we were taught to. For too long, we’ve allowed customs, culture, religion, class, family, caste, and government to imprison us in this cage of violence and fear! No more!
The December 2012 protests that started in Delhi, and spread to the rest of India, after the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman touched a nerve, that set off a time-bomb! The government tried to squash the protests that started in Delhi with brutal force and dirty political maneuvers, and continues to attempt to block and minimize all grassroots efforts rallying for the safety of women and girls in India. But the fact is – THE REVOLUTION IS ALREADY HERE! And it is moving forward, regardless!
Originally posted on man boobz:
Recently, a nameless commenter here asked “What exactly is “rapey” about Pick Up Artistry?” The post below should help to answer that question.
Hey, fellas! Say you’ve applied some state of the art Pickup Artistry on some HB 10 (“hot babe 10”) and you’re about to add another notch to your “girls I’ve totally had sex with” belt – and she has the gall to tell you “no.” Should you be worried?
Originally posted on UK Women & Politics Specialist Group:
GBV Is Not Just a Women’s Issue AllAfrica.com It’s time to for all of us in southern Africa to make ourselves deliberately uncomfortable about the extent of gender-based violence and open ourselves up to new thinking about how we are manifestly failing in our mission – given the empirical evidence of rising gender-based violence – and how we can change tack and bring some new thinking to the table.
Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. While a growing number of women are enrolling in university, many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career. But a closer look at the data reveals some surprising exceptions. For example, in Bolivia, women account for 63% researchers, compared to France with a rate of 26% or Ethiopia at 8%.
Originally posted on Patrick F. Clarkin, Ph.D.:
I think the power of the video comes from the fact that it follows a single child over time, as we watch the vibrancy of her personality gradually fade away as the conditions around her deteriorate. We see her become more anxious, and even her physical health falters as her hair starts falling out. By extension, all we have to do is make a short mental leap from this fictional British girl to that of any child, anywhere, who is currently living under war conditions, knowing that they have probably undergone a similar transition.
Originally posted on The Dish:
Everyone knows about Stowe’s anti-slavery emphasis. Often forgotten, however, are the deep spiritual currents at work beneath it. In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a variety of characters have mystical experiences, and Scripture is sprinkled throughout. Tom seems to hear Eva’s voice at times after her death, as in a dream. By the time she wrote the novel, Stowe was confirmed in her conviction that faith has supernatural elements, including the dreams and visions mentioned throughout the Old Testament prophetic books, the Gospels, and the Book of Acts. She believed, moreover, that both sexes could experience these phenomena: