BY Amy Zimmerman in Feminizzle on Mar 08, 2013 |
Nusreta Sivac, one kick ass lady
Here’s a not-so-fun fact: rape and crimes of sexual violence were not tried as international war crimes until 1995. In honor of International Women’s Day, The Associated Press published a story today on Nusreta Sivac, a Muslim Bosniak woman whose testimony and tireless work pushed the International Tribunal for War Crimes in Former Yugoslavia to prosecute rape as a war crime. Like many other Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Feminizzle on Mar 08, 2013 |
Happy International Women's Day, BUSTees! We came up with 10 great ways to celebrate the holiday and get in a BUST-y mood. Enjoy!1. Donate to a women’s cause
There are tons of different women’s organizations and campaigns that need support out there, so pick one that resonates with you and spare some change for your fellow sisters. A great place to start would be the Malala Fund, which was created for Malala Yousafzai, the young girl fighting for ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in Artsy on Mar 07, 2013 |
Hijabs are a hot topic of debate and are most often criticized as an oppressive symbol that covers women and veils their identity. However, Iranian-born photographer Sara Shamsavari celebrates the creativity and individuality these veils allow women through street-style portraits that capture young women in veils in various areas of London.
Shamsavari’s photographs show portraits of women wearing veils patterned with pink leopard print, ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in Feminizzle on Mar 07, 2013 |
Girl Rising is not a movie about oppression and victimhood. This is not to say that the nine girls that the movie stars have not faced staggering obstacles due to their gender, race, and class. These girls, who are representative of millions of girls worldwide, are survivors of natural disasters and national tragedies. They inhabit worlds where young girls are commoditized, over-worked, abused and silenced.
Suma, a young Nepalese woman, was sold into ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Feminizzle on Jul 23, 2012 |
Hyatt hotels are currently being boycotted, with great support from feminist and LGBQT activists. Tiger Beatdown reports on the terrible worker abuses fueling this boycott, and I, for one, am pretty horrified by them. Here they are:
- Branches around the country have fired many of their workers and brought on contract workers, who are temps but end up staying for months or even years, and don’t get any benefits, get paid less than regular employees, and are ... Read More