Tag Archives: Activism

Maha Almuneef – Breaking stereotypes, reaching goals

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Maha Almuneef, a 53-year-old mother of three living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a Board-certified physician with a vision: ending violence against women. Maha, undeterred by the traditional image of a woman’s place in society, earned her medical degree and established the National Family Safety Program (NFSP), the first specialized institution to [...]
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A brave crusader, opening many doors

TweetCross-posted from UN Women A true force of nature: this is how she is popularly known. Braving criticism and challenging discrimination and stereotypes, Georgina Beyer paved a new path when she became the world’s first openly transsexual mayor in 1995, as well as the first openly transsexual Member of Parliament (MP) in 2000. A long-standing [...]
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What we talk about when we talk about abortion

TweetThe other night I finally had the chance to catch Obvious Child, the new film starring Jenny Slate. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie in the theater but I wanted to make sure I saw this one on the big screen–not for aesthetic reasons but for political ones. I want my money to [...]
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Dear Cosmo: Stalking is creepy

Tweet Originally posted to thelanguageeffect.org Note: A few days ago I wrote into Cosmo.  The intent was not to receive a response any more thorough than the expected generic, “We promise we read this, though we can’t respond to every email in our inbox.”  (I did in fact receive that response.  It was nice.)  The [...]
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Not Another Pretty Face: A Film about Gender Inequality in Film

TweetToday I launched my Kickstarter campaign for Not Another Pretty Face, a film about gender inequality in Hollywood. Various producers are currently tip-toeing around the idea of donating money to the campaign but I know I need the support of blogs like this to get my movie made. I don’t want to sit back and just [...]
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