Tales of Passion

Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk.   GOD SAVE THE GIRLS! Advertisements

Radical women, embracing tradition

“I am interested in how women are saving us…” Me, too, Kavita Ramdas. GOD SAVE THE GIRLS!

I have a crush on TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds:¬†Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since its start, TED has brought together the ideas of the brillant thinkers/speakers/designers/scientists/artists/people of our world. It hosts several conferences annually that are recorded and then broadcasted to TED.com‘s many … Continue reading

The Pioneer Woman

Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman to her loyal readers and fans) has made quite the career for herself out of her little blog and knack for homemaking, cooking, and photography. Her blog, thepioneerwoman.com receives nearly 23.3 million views a month, according to an article by The New Yorker. Due to the success of her blog, … Continue reading

“New Domesticity”?

As a result of feminism ideology that persisted during the past few generations, the female fight for gender equality has resulted in a decline in skills and disciplines that used to be the hallmarks of a “good woman” in days past. Things like sewing, cooking, cleaning, baking, and decorating had become such a required set … Continue reading

Genital Cutting

Yes, genital cutting. Have you heard of it? As defined by the United Nations Population Fund, “Female Genital Cutting (FGC)/Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons.” Often this involves the … Continue reading

women, poverty, and the economy (UN Gender Reports)

In July of 2010, the United Nations created UN Women, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The organization reports data about the standing of women in the world today – this report deals with women, poverty, and the economy. (All figures/information obtained from this site but copied here for your … Continue reading

sex trafficking and the good ole USA

Many people are under the impression that sex trafficking only occurs in foreign countries – poor countries, illiterate countries, countries without real appreciation for women. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that sex trafficking within the United States is becoming a powerful and lucrative industry. According to the¬†Project Meridian Foundation, over 1.6 … Continue reading

Jenna Marbles – What Disney Movies Taught Me

DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO IF PROFANITY OFFENDS YOU Jenna Marbles, while vulgar and generally offensive, is an entertainer, blogger, and social media celebrity, is notable for the videos she posts every Wednesday on YouTube where she comments on topics affecting her fans and society at large. The video posted above is Marbles’ tirade against … Continue reading

hypersex, girls, and college life.

If you were to step foot on a college campus at 11:30 at night, you would be shocked at what you see. Girls everywhere – and pretty ones. Girls in dresses so short you can see their butt cheeks, jeans so tight they can’t possibly breathe, and heels so high they can barely walk. It’s … Continue reading