Spanish Women’s National Team: One Scandal Too Far
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by Simrunjit Bans
4M ago
  The former head of the Head of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Mr. Rubiales’s actions against Jenni Hermoso, on the night of the team’s amazing achievement, overshadowed a well-deserved campaign, shone a light on women’s football in Spain and, hopefully, spurred on genuine change.     Professionality being Deemed Overrated  In 2004, FIFA’s then-president, Sepp Blatter, suggested that women could magnify their sport by wearing tighter shorts. Eleven years on, while having an interview in Zurich, the same public figure petted a Times reporter’s hair.&nbs ..read more
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Music as Resistance
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by Lola Rosario
9M ago
Lola Rosario May 27, 2023 Music is transformative.    Powerful, it aids in the healing process. Uplifting us when we feel the weight of the world on our shoulders, offering solace in our darkest moments, and serving as a vehicle through which we express rage, as in the case of femicides and other forms of violence against women, in songs we find strength.    We also find empowerment.  In global protest movements, music’s role is without question, a crucial one. When we invoke rallying cries, boldly chant and shout slogans, we are doing so to create awareness an ..read more
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British Columbia New Pay Transparency Act: A step forward
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by Maryame Boulhajat
10M ago
Maryame Boulhajat May 20, 2023   As the issue of gender inequality is gaining more attention, Canada offers a glimmer of hope in the fight for gender equality; A recent law passed in British Columbia is an encouraging example of how legal frameworks can reduce gender inequality by promoting transparent and equitable pay.   British Columbia New Pay Transparency Act In May 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia passed a new Pay Transparency Act to promote gender equality. The act places new requirements on employers to address systemic discrimination in the workplace. E ..read more
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Tackling Systemic Gender Inequality: Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace
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by Kimberly Hayes
10M ago
Kimberly Hayes May 20, 2023   Many companies claim that they adhere to equal employment opportunities, but the systemic gender inequality that exists in many workplaces is a different story. It’s a sad reality that women continue to face discrimination in hiring, promotions, and salary negotiations today.   The gender gap in workforce participation, wages, and leadership roles has not closed. This post addresses systemic gender inequality head-on to identify how we can promote gender equality in the workplace and create more equitable employment opportunities for men and women ..read more
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The F-Word: Why We Need to Embrace Feminism Now More Than Ever
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by Gayathri Gopalan
11M ago
Gayathri Gopalan April 23, 2023   “Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a ‘bitch’ or ‘dyke’; it means you believe in equality.” – Kate Nash, musician, and activist   Feminism. The dreaded F word. The F word that makes people uncomfortable. Before beginning, let me tell you a story. I was raised in a largely conservative, orthodox family. But my parents gave me the freedom to voice my opinions. I wasn’t told I was too young for this or for that. I had some under ..read more
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Machismo, Misogyny and Miss Universe – Puerto Rico’s Toxic Cocktail
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by Lola Rosario
11M ago
Lola Rosario April 8, 2023 Home to five crown title holders of the Miss Universe pageant, many in Puerto Rico hold it as a  badge of honor and pride. On this tiny Caribbean archipelago, the objectification of femmes as trophies is directly tied to machismo and the patriarchal society wherein it thrives. Under the backdrop of toxic masculinity lies the perpetuation of violence against women.    In dissecting the factors at play, we are better equipped to confront and dismantle the cultural stereotypes harming young girls and women in Puerto Rico.   A Matter of Defini ..read more
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Economic Abuse and the Importance of Financial Literacy For Women
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by Swagata Sen
1y ago
Swagata Sen March 26, 2023 Women around the world face unique challenges and obstacles when it comes to building wealth and assets and earning or saving money. In some parts of the world, women still have restricted access to higher education or employment. Worldwide, a huge number of women stay out of the workforce for raising kids and taking care of the family. Women have lower literacy and higher education rate in many countries. Women typically earn less money than men for the same type of job. More women than men work in unpaid, low-paying, and daily wage jobs and unorganized secto ..read more
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A Misogynistic System Said to Protect Us: Addressing Violence Against Women in the UK Police
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by Abi Richards
1y ago
Abi Richards March 18, 2023 The grounds for this written piece sit within its necessity. The recent publicity on the events of former Metropolitan police officers Wayne Couzens and David Carrick who carried out attacks on women demonstrate the extent of sexual violence that is accepted in this system.    This piece focuses specifically on the accepted and internalized misogyny within the police force that the lack of accountability and consistent abuse of power has exasperated. Currently, women and victim-survivors of sexual violence are waiting for justice and for the syste ..read more
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Women and Pregnancy
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by Faza Qadiri
1y ago
Faza Qadiri February 5, 2023 A woman becoming pregnant and going through 9 months of pregnancy is one physically and emotionally draining experience. However, after speaking to women who have given birth it is now more clear that many women suffer far more after giving birth.   Whilst, during pregnancy a woman takes responsibility for herself and the child growing in her womb, however, after giving birth she has a full-time duty toward the baby. Many of us take this lightly, however, the women who go through this understand the depth of this far more. Where she has physical pain to ..read more
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Handmaid’s Tale: Dystopian Future Or Existing Reality?
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by Anri Abuladze
1y ago
Anri Abuladze January 29, 2023 Based on the 1985 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, the Handmaid’s Tale is an American TV series created by Bruce Miller. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future taking place in Gilead, a totalitarian state where patriarchal norms and misogyny are enforced to the highest degree possible. In Gilead’s society, handmaids are women who are deprived of every basic fundamental right. Through political subjugation, the system possesses full control over their bodies. Being enslaved and raped, the handmaids are used as means to serve the higher cla ..read more
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