A small but dedicated group of young female boxers in Afghanistan are learning vital self-defense skills and dreaming of Olympic stardom, according to a story from Al-Arabiya News. Training in a space formerly used by the Taliban for public punishments, the athletes still face serious threats from conservatives who believe that females shouldn’t learn how to fight:
“Two years ago someone called my father...and threatened that he would either kidnap or ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Jan 13, 2012 |
While reading the Huffington Post this morning, an article titled “Is Occupy Good for Women?” grabbed my attention. The movement that started in New York City in September gathered strength across the country and coined the slogan “We are the 99 percent.” The article's author, Christine Bork, reveals where women fall in the richest 1% of Americans (those that control 40% of U.S. wealth).
Bork found that the top 1% is made up of ... Read More
BY Intern Caroline in Feminizzle on Jan 13, 2012 |
What do Jay Z and I have in common? We're both making a public vow to stop using the b-word. In light of his daughter Blue Ivy Carter's birth, Shawn Carter (better known as Jay Z) announced in an open letter that he was going to stop using the word in his songs and life. Fatherhood has made him realize the hateful implications of this particular word--one he has capitalized on throughout his career with hit songs such as "99 Problems" and "B----- and ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Jan 12, 2012 |
The earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago has created an aftermath of disturbing consequences for displaced women and girls. A report released today specifies the effect of sexual exploitation on displaced Haitian women and girls. The report was authored by MADRE, the Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV), Women’s Human Rights, Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, and ... Read More
BY Intern Courtney in Feminizzle on Dec 23, 2011 |
Recently, I came across a Forbes article that caught my eye. In “Who’s Afraid of Post-Feminism? What It Means To Be A Feminist Today,” Jenna Goudreau asks women to weigh in on some hard-hitting questions: what is feminism, and is it relevant today?
Feminism, the other "f word," has come to represent unwarranted stereotypes for some, and is a badge of honor for others. If some are uncomfortable calling themselves feminists, and others would wear ... Read More