Gender and Feminisms

11.03.2019

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Barbie at 60: instrument of female oppression or positive influence?

Gemma Witcomb, Loughborough University for The Conversation Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide, she has remained a popular choice… »

09.03.2019

Face 2 Face with Cinzia Arruzza

Face 2 Face with Cinzia Arruzza

On this show we speak with Cinzia Arruzza from the International Women’s Strike USA about the events happening on March 8 in different latitudes in celebration of the International Women’s Day. … »

08.03.2019

Conversation with Poets Commemorating International Women’s Day

Conversation with Poets Commemorating International Women’s Day

By Jhon Sánchez As soon as I searched for Women’s day on my browser, I got results like 34 Best Women Day Gifts, or Inspiring Gifts to Celebrate Women’s Day, or International Women’s Day Fruit Arrangements. I don’t want Women’s day to be turned into another Saint Valentin. I have… »

07.03.2019

International Women’s Day: Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality

International Women’s Day: Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality

Ella Tennant, Keele University for The Conversation As we mark International Women’s Day after a year of renewed media attention to issues of gender inequality, it could be that there are more important threats facing women and the survival of our planet, than mere words. But after the… »

26.02.2019

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

In 1989, Lucy Kurien, a young Christian Catholic nun of the Holy Cross order decided to offer her service to Sister Noelline Pinto, founder of HOPE, which was established to create awareness on human rights and help abused women. Hope is located in the outskirts of Pune. (Human Organisation for… »

21.02.2019

Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? USA Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate

Is Tulsi Gabbard for Real? USA Is Ready for a Genuine Peace Candidate

For the moment, Tulsi Gabbard seems to be the “real thing,” a genuine anti-war candidate who is determined to run on that platform. It might just resonate with the majority of American who have grown tired of perpetual warfare to “spread democracy”. by Philip M. Giraldi (1)    The lineup… »

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

08.01.2019

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Amparo Sánchez Rosell: The value of dialogue and the role of women in society

Valencian by birth, Muslim, Honorary President of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Valencia, Honorary President of the Citizens’ Platform against Islamophobia and businesswoman behind the Balansiya restaurant. We met Amparo for a delicious Andalusian meal at her restaurant Balansiya. We started the interview over dessert. Among many other awards, last… »

06.10.2018

Women Demand Justice, Not Kavanaugh

Women Demand Justice, Not Kavanaugh

As President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be reaching a controversial conclusion last week, a remarkable encounter took place on live television. Two women confronted a senator and changed the course of history. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake had just put out… »

29.09.2018

Women’s Bodies Should Not Be a Battleground

Women’s Bodies Should Not Be a Battleground

The mounting allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, demand a thorough FBI investigation, not a rush to judgment. To date, three women have made serious allegations about abusive and potentially criminal behavior by Kavanaugh. The Washington Post broke the story about the… »

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