Women & Feminism in the Technology Realm

Comparing the number of women to men working in the tech field leaves a lot to be desired. Even though women working in the tech industry continue to grow, with a lot of them taking up jobs in systems administration, software development, and business seo service, to name a few, there is still room for improvement. Taking a rough look at the CEOs of top tech giants across the globe such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and Google’s Sundar Pichai shows how … [Read more...]

SPUR FESTIVAL: Feminism, Toronto – April 9

Prime Minister Trudeau claims no-one should be afraid to use the word “Feminist.” Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem chastise young women for selling out the cause for supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Definitions of what actually defines a Feminist are passionately fought over, defended, rejected and redefined. On the 100th anniversary of the right of some women (read: white) to vote in Canada, Spur celebrates the accomplishments and contradictions of … [Read more...]

My 5 Pocket-Sized Feminist Resolutions for 2016

Life and work and motherhood demand nearly all of my time. But there are still feminist actionable items that I can tackle this year. Here's how I can keep the work moving forward in small but important ways. (WOMENSENEWS)--Last year was a tough year, feminists. But then again, when has it not been a tough year for battling sexism and misogyny? And then Serena Williams was honored as the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and I felt inspired once more. The allure of feminism, for … [Read more...]

Humanism or Eudaimonia, that is the question

Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith (fideism). The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated, according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of a "human nature" (sometimes … [Read more...]

Libyan Women Taking Action for Leadership

One of the challenges facing Libya as it builds democracy following the fall of the Muammar Qadhafi regime is the reform of the security sector.[ wananchi wa Libya washerehekea] The Voice of Libyan Women is celebrating at our Women’s Center in Zawia today for an event for Mother & Children of Martyrs. Please come and join us in the celebration starting at 2:30 PM. The event is for women and children only.There is a contest for the best poem and art piece representing “The Power of Women.” The … [Read more...]

Gloria Steinem – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ has been inspired to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's leading voices for all women. This powerhouse has walked the walk in many areas of the development and growth of the woman's movement.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Gloria Steinem "Don't worry about your background, whether it's odd or ordinary, use it, build on it." -Gloria Steinem       Gloria Marie Steinem was born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 25, … [Read more...]

Harriett Russell Strong – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to pay Tribute to another icon of America, a Woman!  Her perseverence and intelligence created many great inventions; and her forsight of the necessity of water, inspired many of today's solutions of irrigation and general water supply. A True testiment to the Power of a Woman!       WOMAN of ACTION™      Harriet Russell Strong   THE PINK AND WHITE, HELPLESS prettiness; the delicate, fainting, clinging doll is … [Read more...]

The ‘WHY’ in Empowerment , Zetterman

Have YOU found your WHY Yet?   When we were little girls, we used to compete in putting ourselves down. "My picture is super ugly!" "No, mine is uglier!" We lived in a discourse where all things girly was shunned. To run like a girl was to run slowly. To cry like a girl was to show forbidden emotion. To play with the girls, if you were a boy, was to renounce your masculinity. We grew up in a world that interpreted our achievements as "just playing by … [Read more...]

'Women, WE can't afford this silencing, or this fear.'

    IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL   Women of our World:  Answer this... in the last 10 years, how much has changed?      " The fear that dare not speak its name, for some women these days, is a fear of other women; but you aren't supposed to talk about that ."         I A happy marriage is the wife's responsibility.  Long ago, in the land of small metal curlers, of respectable white cotton garter belts and panty girdles with rubbery-smelling snap crotches, of … [Read more...]

‘Women, WE can’t afford this silencing, or this fear.’

    IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL   Women of our World:  Answer this... in the last 10 years, how much has changed?      " The fear that dare not speak its name, for some women these days, is a fear of other women; but you aren't supposed to talk about that ."         I A happy marriage is the wife's responsibility.  Long ago, in the land of small metal curlers, of respectable white cotton garter belts and panty girdles with rubbery-smelling snap crotches, of … [Read more...]

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