Feminism | Posted by Anna R on 11/2/2010
Young Feminism: The Fire Inside Me
In fourth grade I had my first dose of feminism. I had read an article in a local feminist magazine that spoke of the expected roles and stereotypes of a modern female. The issues they were talking about bothered me. I could feel it.
In my elementary years I attended a Catholic school and was well aware of the male dominance in the church. So when I was nine I said that I wanted to be a priest. I spoke to my teacher about this. At first she sort of dismissed it as a silly wish of a fourth grader. But when I asked her why I just couldn’t do it like any other boy could she just sighed and shook her head. She didn’t know.
I now realize that …
Feminism | Posted by 5hereen 5ays on 09/30/2010
teenage feminism is global as proven by 5hereen 5ays
Life has those funny ways of kicking you when you’re finally getting somewhere and helping you out when you’re ready to give up. Somewhere between nursing our constantly sore backsides and finding the will to soldier on, we discover those things that define us. Attributes like adaptability, perseverance, integrity and resilience are what I find myself reaching for almost daily. It’s not always easy to do what I’m trying to do, but no one said it was going to be.
Picture a teenaged, atheist, bisexual feminist with a seemingly confident personality. You might imagine a strong, young woman who speaks openly about sexuality and gender issues, a public speaker or a member of a women’s rights committee, an active member of …
Awareness, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/28/2009
NCRW Real Deal Blog and Non-traditional Families
"Children are too precious to be wasted." Too precious to be wasted on non-traditional families, right? Wrong.
Over at the National Council for Research on Women’s blog, The Real Deal, there is a really interesting forum of blog posts on non-traditional families, in honor of the 15th annual National Parent’s Day, which was on Sunday.
Generally, this holiday is used to promote the image of two-parent, “traditional” families. The National Parent’s Day website describes the day:
“Since the creation of this annual day of commemoration, local faith communities, elected officials and activists throughout the nation have creatively launched many activities around the theme of Parents’ Day designed to celebrate and strengthen the traditional, two-parent family. The National Parents’ Day Council does not envision Parents’ Day to be …