gender equality


Strong and confident women get harassed too

Taylor Swift just won a court case against a DJ for groping her. She sued him for a symbolic $1 to show girls that they can stand up for themselves and it makes me feel regretful that a few years ago I didn’t. I’m sharing my own story, not because it will fill words but to let other woman know they should speak up and it can happen to you too. A few years ago on a flight, I sat next to what seemed like a nice guy, a father from Canada and we got talking as the plane took off. After a few hours I tried to get some sleep only to be woken up a while later to the loud voices of men standing in the galley near me (I was sitting in a bulkhead seat). It was my ‘friend’ that was sitting next to me (he was…

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15 Women on The Times They Were Slut-Shamed

So many women are slut-shamed. Even women who aren’t sexually active or sexually promiscuous in any way experience slut-shaming. “Slut shaming is so prevalent because it always has been,” sexologist and author of Single But Dating, Dr. Nikki Goldstein, tells Bustle. “For generation we have been shaming women for their sexuality and now with the media world it has become more acceptable in a way because the word “slut” nearly feels like a norm.” It’s not just when we’re children or teenagers that we experience slut-shaming. It happens throughout our lives. It doesn’t matter if we’re sleeping with lots of people, no one, if we’re single or married. We still come in contact with this behavior. “It impacts woman  because they might be acting on their own sexual desires or exploring their sense of self and are told by using that word that they are bad for doing so,” says Dr. Goldstein….

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Iceland – Anti Porn But Pro Vibrators

Have you ever thought about moving to Iceland? Well think again. A new moderate-right government is being pressured to block online pornography as part of an ongoing cultural debate over free speech and gender equality. (I can imagine the local residents packing their bags as I am writing this).   The proposal is to block access to websites, installing web filters and making it illegal to use an Icelandic credit card to purchase pornography. Does this actually solve anything or just push the industry and it’s ethics underground?   This measure was introduced by former Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir (not anti porn Girls star Lena Dunham). This so called attacked on the Icelandic Porn Industry is the result of a strong feminist force that wishes to eradicate degrading or violent images of women in the public sphere.  Frankly, I’m quite over hearing the anti feminism arguments towards porn. Do feminists…

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