I hear this far too often when working on strategies to increase women´s political participation, especially in counties where such efforts are most desperately needed. The idea stems from this argument: feminism is an “export” or a Western phenomenon that does not translate because of the “cultural constructs of gender in our country.” News bulletin, feminism isn´t a widely popular construct anywhere, even in the United States and Western Europe. 1,354 more words
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Another first for gender equality this week: with news that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had appointed Leslie Evans as Scotland’s top civil servant – the first time a woman has held this position. 453 more words
So this post is about a very important aspect of every strong, independent woman’s life…her money.
Don’t mess with her money. I mean that sincerely. 998 more words
“I want women and girls to believe in themselves just as much as men and boys do. I want them to trust their own powers and values,” (page xiv), lawyer Kristen Gillibrand writes in her book, “Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World” (2014). 495 more words