Tag: Feminism

More Women Directors “Good for Everyone”

by Kate Daniels, The WIP Director Last July, The WIP published #WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media followed by a Twitter Chat with Rachel Feldman, author of the article, and Melissa Silverstein, founder and editor of the

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The Trouble with Mother’s Day

Few harp on Mother’s Day. I have yet to hear holiday critics deconstruct the celebration as a consumerist ploy to further capitalism. But it is, and marketers will exploit every American holiday to boost sales. The question is why isn’t

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Women Communicating for Social Change is Way of Life

by Brittany Lane and Nükhet Kardam – USA – Entrepreneurship, or the process of starting a business or organization, has long been essential for healthy and growing economies. For the past several years, however, the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship

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#WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media

by Rachel Feldman -USA- As a woman director who has been working in Hollywood for 30 years, banging the drum for gender equity behind the camera, I am delighted by so many voices coming together in unison, protesting the downright

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Cuba: Capitalism for You, Socialism for Us

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah -USA- For an island located a mere 93 miles from The United States of America, Cuba is the topic of much romanticism, exaggerated by contrasting narratives of the Cuban history and legacy. For most Americans, very little

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On Feminism, Identity & Latinas in Arts and Literature: An Interview with Cristy C. Road

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by Andrea Dulanto -USA- In December 2012, Brooklyn-based artist and writer Cristy C. Road came back home to Miami to read at Sweat Records from her latest graphic novel, Spit and Passion. The autobiographical narrative centers on Road’s early adolescence

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Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence: Breaking the Silence

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by Stephanie Koehler -USA- Stephanie Koehler is a journalist and photographer residing in California. She also is an advocate for the Rape Crisis Center. The vision of “Female Perspectives on Ending Sexual Violence” is to unite women all over the

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Being a Feminist in 2012 is a Tricky Business

by Meghan Lewis -U.K.- I can think of many greater threats to feminism than a photograph of a woman without make-up. In fact I fail to see how this can be seen as a threat to feminism at all. However,

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Tolerance Toward Spousal Abuse in Egypt Persists Post Revolution

by Manar Ammar -Egypt- When Marwa* arrived at the hospital, her left arm was dangling beside her body like a lifeless piece of cloth. After examination, the doctors told her that her upper arm was shattered in three spots, and

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Feminist in Wonderland: The Women of Comic Con

by Andrea Dulanto -USA- When attending an event produced by Wizard World, it is hard not to feel a bit geeky. Currently on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, Wizard World made its first stop in Miami, Florida. Same as

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