Separating Violence and Education for Girls

In schools all over the world, women and girls face problems. In American schools, girls are taught too quickly to compete against each other, to undermine the success of other women so they can get ahead. American girls are also presented with the paradox that the must both be beautiful, popular, thin and smart, but … Continue reading

the show that must not be named

Tonight CBS will air one of the worst broadcasts in all of television. I could sit here and tell you all the reasons I find it repulsive, but it would involve a post in every category of this blog. Therefore I will leave you with this: If you watch the stupid show, you are supporting … Continue reading

Girls Inc and a blogger friend :)

My dear friend Allie works with Girls, Inc., “a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada. With local roots dating to 1864 and national status in the U.S. since 1945, Girls Inc. responds to the changing needs of girls … Continue reading

a class project and some fun music!

So this blog is a product of a class assignment and as the class has progressed, we have been given various assignments to go along with the topics our blogs focus on. If you couldn’t tell, my project has been about the treatment of women around the world by the media and various cultures. I … Continue reading

Fight Against Sex Slavery

Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives. GOD SAVE THE GIRLS!

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!

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

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