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Week 1 #FFF

Only 24% of the world’s parliamentarians are women Women are still treated as secondary issues. It is still far too easy and accepted for leaders to ignore uncomfortable truths. Women, we know, are the first to be affected by war, and the last to be taken into account when it ends Angelina Jolie speaking at Women… Continue reading

Some inspiration from Sophie Walker

“In her soft Scottish accent she recalls the battles she’s fought during her leadership to debate (and here she performs camp air quotes) “women’s issues”: before she can discuss a problem, she must first prove it exists.” “Whether equal pay, violence against women, sexual harassment … I’ve had to grit my teeth through tedious talk… Continue reading

POLITICS

Theme #1 for Feminist Fact Friday It was hard to decide where to kick things off for Feminist Fact Friday. With so many spheres in which inequality reigns where to start? The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap report is an excellent place to get a well-rounded view on global inequality. 149 nations are… Continue reading

Introduction to Feminist Fact Friday

“We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.” Emmeline Pankhurst, The Suffragette: The History of the Women’s Militant Suffrage Movement I’ve been thinking about activism for weeks, trying to work out how to be at least a little more active in 2019…. Continue reading