“Women are people too,” (las mujeres también son personas) fue lo que dijo uno de mis estudiantes como respuesta a un trabajo escrito. La pregunta era si África necesitaba tener un número mínimo de mujeres CEO. Las respuestas de mis estudiantes fueron un poco sorprendentes. El sólo hecho de que este alumno encontrara necesario enfatizar esto, me […]Read more "Relatos de Mozambique: “Las mujeres también son personas”"
Good tunes and plenty of badassery to go around. Favorite from the list:Read more "Flavorwire: “10 Girl Groups You Might Have Missed”"
Via Upworthy: “Joss Whedon, director of “The Avengers” and [creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer], has a history of writing strong women characters. Back in 2006, the organization Equality Now honored him for being a staunch ally for women. In his thank-you speech, he decided to talk about the tedious and vapid question journalists never […]Read more "Joss Whedon on Why He Writes Strong Women Characters"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo These drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci of a fetus in the womb continue to amaze more than 500 years after he made them. They were made, with astonishing detail and care, with pen over red chalk, between 1510 and 1513. The illustration above details a fetus around 4 months old. Photos by Luc Viatour via Wikimedia […]Read more "Amazing Da Vinci Drawings of a Fetus in the Womb"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo The Atlantic Wire asks “is it defensible, in this day and age (day: Tuesday; age: the 21st century) for an established news organization to put forth a 3-page article on how newswomen dress?” Yes, as they point out, depending on how you do it. They’re referring to a Washington Post article titled “The New Powerlessness […]Read more "It’s OK to Talk About How Women Dress"
By Juliana Jimenez Next on your to-watch list should be Belgian filmmaker Sofie Peeters’ documentary about women being verbally harrassed in the street. She also filmed herself in her neighborhood where men call her “whore” or ask her to have sex with her repeatedly. Unfortunately, not to sound too Romneyesque, but I think culture plays a major […]Read more "Belgian Documentary on Street Harassment"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo Hawthorne’s The Birthmark and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are warnings not to meddle with Nature, at first sight. But at their core they are stories of men, who create and shape women to fit their desires; of women as gifts and possessions of men; stories of men who treat and abuse them […]Read more "A Feminist Reading of The Birthmark and Frankenstein"