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7 Sensational Things Marilyn Monroe Can Teach Us about Feminism

Tweet“She wasn’t a feminist, but she can teach us about feminism.” I did Pilates under Marilyn Monroe’s white billowy skirt. That doesn’t sound right. But I did exercise beneath her 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue in Palm Springs during a free class in the park. (Should I have moved my mat to honor her memory?) This week, the statue [...]
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Cameroon elections catapult women

TweetThis unprecedented increase, bringing the proportion of women in the National Assembly to 31 per cent, a result of synergy between actors, adoption of an Electoral Code and involvement of a gender expert. Cross-posted from UN Women In Cameroon, defenders of gender equality and the empowerment of women today have a reason to celebrate. This [...]
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In India, special trainings and all-women peacekeeper units tackle sexual violence

TweetCross-posted from UN Women “If you were a UN peacekeeper in a conflict country, what would you do if you came across a badly wounded teenage girl who had been gang-raped? Which UN rules and regulations would you follow? What would be your responsibility?” These were just some of the questions that 56 UN peacekeepers [...]
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In Ethiopia, church bells ring for women and girls

TweetReligious leaders in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church are raising awareness against violence against women and girls among their peers and in schools, while offering training for survivors. Cross-posted from UN Women “As a priest, people listen to me and that gives me a position to speak out against gender-based violence,” says Melakesina, priest and head [...]
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What’s Worse Than Sexual Objectification?

TweetPicture a strong female. Either a real one that you know, or a character in a story. She has a name, and, please, some defining characteristics and purpose.  Now: objectify her. Thank you. The thought experiment is now over. But one last thing before you go. What did that look like? I am going to [...]
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