An 18-year old Egyptian contestant on Middle Eastern hit series “Arabs Got Talent” recently took the stage and began to rap: “My body is only mine.” This brave young woman is Myam Mahmoud, and she uses her art to spur discussions on women’s lives in the Middle East. Although she did not win the televised contest, Mahmoud hopes to inspire other women to speak out against violence and harassment.
She tells The Associated ... Read More
On December 26th, eight brave young women photographed themselves as they mailed letters of complaint against companies that discriminated against women in the hiring process to governmental human resources organizations. Targeting companies based in Henan and Yunnan Provinces and cities like Beijing, Guangzhou, and Nanjing, the female activists hope to change the work environment that awaits them after college. Since the 1970s, the wage gape between ... Read More
For the past decades, women in Saudi Arabia have faced driving and working bans. But thanks to women’s rights activists fighting for what they call the “Feminization” of the culture, more women are entering the workforce and labor laws are beginning to change. Because women historically have not been allowed to participate in the public realm, working women are unaccustomed to working and speaking to men who are not family members or ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Movies on Dec 19, 2013 |
It's hard to believe that is was 2009 when a small gem called "Obvious Child," a short film starring Jenny Slate, went viral and stole our hearts. Finally, after four years of anticipation, "Obvious Child" is receiving the full-on movie treatment it deserves, but it needs your help to get there.
For the few who missed the short film the first time around, it's a romantic comedy centered around a stand up comedian who gets an abortion after a one night ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Feminizzle on Dec 10, 2013 |
Could it actually be happening? After more than a year of protests, photo montages, a documentary and a huge cultural uproar, could the phrase "Free Pussy Riot!" actually come to fruition?
Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist performance art group easily identified by their rainbow-colored ski masks, was pushed to the forefront of an international feminist revolt after a peaceful performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior to highlight the corrupt ... Read More