Feminist Diaries #1: History and Definitions

I met Asealskhaki on Tweeter, listening to the #HeForShe. It was pretty late at night and I was drifting already. Bottom line I didn’t check her age like I normally do. In this case however, I’m glad I didn’t. She has an outlook from fresh eyes, but at the same time lives in a country…

Today’s Word | MoolaHoop

Despite the fact that women own 10.6 million businesses in the U.S. and represent 35 percent of startup business owners, they receive a piddling 4.2% of venture capital funding. This means women-owned companies tend to be smaller and grow more slowly than companies owned by men. MoolaHoop launched a crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs today…

Perspective and Experience | Hardlines

Perspective is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect… except the dots that mark the choices you didn’t make and the risks you didn’t take. Experience is that thing you get, roughly five seconds after you needed it. There’s no…

The Four Minute Mile | Powerful Women

There was once a barrier known to all runners, male, female, young, old, rich, and poor – it was the barrier of four minutes. It was believed for many years that the human body was not physically capable to run a mile in less than four minutes. It was a matter of biology. It just…

A Unifying Word?

Emma, during her speech, Sept of 2014, HeForShe’s announcement to the world at the U.N, said that they did not yet have a unifying word, but that we had a name. We do have a predecessor When he learned that women were marching, Mark Twain said “Votes For Women.” and set all of his talents…

What would an anti-sexism school curriculum look like?

by Clementine Ford “When I was in school, my English classes studied the works of Tim Winton, David Malouf, William Shakespeare, WH Auden and a whole bunch of other white guys.” When we talk about preventing men’s violence against women, we often direct the conversation to how we can change adult men’s behaviour. It’s a necessary…

Is Change Required

Is it necessary to change the mind of someone who has an opposing view in order to gain an ally? An example: Mary believes that Capitalism is the basis of women’s problems in the US. She points out that had the colonies remained with England, slavery would have ended much sooner and women would have…

Why We Need He For She

Originally posted on Katie Castellano:
I have mentioned in my most recent post and slacktivism post that HeForShe has faced some criticism. This is common with any “hot topic” sort of issue like gender equality, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any support for HeForShe. Many proclaim that HeForShe is monumental and groundbreaking, and here…

Guest Speaker #3 | TamedInsanity

I have noticed for some reason, that internet harassment seems to be mostly feminists. Honestly. Though I do agree there are men and anti-feminists a part of this group the more I do what I do, the more I see feminists as the main aggressors.