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Women pastors in South Carolina receive sexist letters

Three female pastors received hateful letters in South Carolina churches this week. The pastors are from three separate African Methodist Episcopal churches in Clarendon County, S.C., and all received the same letter from someone who goes by “Apostle Prophet Harry Leon Fleming.” The letters were filled with hateful statements and Bible verses explaining that it was wrong to have a woman as a pastor. 140 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Women’s Equality Act quietly becomes a reality in New York state

New York state lawmakers passed nine out of 10 bills in Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act — an important victory for women’s rights, which no one seems to be talking about as New York Magazine points out. 193 more words

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How a Spark of Inspiration Can Lead to Burning Desire

Everywhere you turn on social media, you will see advertisements, posts, tweets, blogs all aiming to inspire people to get moving. Last year, I saw this commercial for Under Armor featuring ballerina Misty Copeland: 912 more words

Annelise Severtson reblogged this on You Can Call Me Rosie and commented:

[caption id="attachment_133" align="aligncenter" width="348"]Via Huffington Post Via Huffington Post[/caption] I recently came across this article about Under Armour and its female-focused advertising campaign. Far too often, women's athletics are ignored or even ridiculed in comparison to the male-dominated world of sports. Male and female bodies are different, and therefore male and female sports are different. However, that does not mean that woman's athletics are less interesting or important in any way. In light of the U.S. Women's Soccer team success and Misty Copeland's accomplishment as the first African American ballerina to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, I find this article perfectly fitting. The author shares an insightful dialogue and praise surrounding female-focused athletics and empowering advertising such as this. Let's give a huge s/o to Under Armour for acknowledging that female athletes, and females in general, are strong in every way and deserve to be praised accordingly.

Gently shaking the world...from Paris with love

« Quand à Rome, fais comme les Romains » When in Rome, do as the Romans. It has been a month since I have arrived in France and started working at UNESCO. 428 more words

Gender Equality

Women To Be Featured On The Next 20 Dollar Bill

What are your thoughts on having a women replace our 7th president in the nation Andrew Jackson?

Take a look at our candidates.

Harriet Tubman. A former slave who led more slaves to freedom in the underground railroad. 172 more words

Feminism: It's not a dirty word

Women across Nottingham are reclaiming the ‘F-word’ by taking their campaign to the streets. Hollaback! is an anti street harassment campaign encouraging men and women to support feminism. 425 more words

Nottingham

U.S.-Germany Women’s World Cup match is most watched semi-finals ever

This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup might well prove to be the most popular in history. In terms of U.S. viewership, in particular, the numbers have been unprecedented: the semi-finals match that saw the U.S. 120 more words

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