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

Sheryl Sandberg – Too Few Women Leaders

The following TED talk features Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley. Her work as COO at Facebook has not only made the company wildly successful, but has also taken the role of women in technology to new heights. Her talk is frank, honest and important. I hope you enjoy the … 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

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