We are now, more so than ever, discussing the alarming effects of rape culture and the contribution that we as a society play in perpetuating this dangerous concept. However, it’s become apparent that there is still a misunderstanding on what rape culture is.
It’s no secret that the government and it’s patriarchal law makers don’t value women’s lives as highly as they value mens lives, but what we aren’t discussing loud and frequently enough is the lack of worth that’s placed in back lives, particularly black women. Black women face far more societal pressures and social, economic and medical issues than women of
“The world isn’t lacking strong women of colour who are successful and inspirational, they just aren’t being given the same spotlight that their caucasian female or male counterparts are”. In honour of Women’s History Month, today i’ll be sharing with you five women of colour who have inspired me to do, and be better.
Last week, I got to attend a great women’s leadership conference in which I got to meet many students who were passionate about feminist issues, and external speakers like Helen Pankhurst- granddaughter & great-granddaughter of Sylvia and Emmeline Pankhurst, noteworthy members of the British Suffragette movement. Whilst I definitely enjoyed the event and left feeling inspired and motivated to promote
As the new generation of young people; Millenials, Gen Z’s and the ones to follow, we are known for our fast fashion and trends that come and go quicker than night turns into day. Whilst some of us dwell on the fact that we may not have the money and/or resources that’s required to stay on top of these fast
The argument of Oppression vs. Empowerment has been around now more so than ever, as many have opposed the modern form of women’s liberation in which women simply don’t give an f about what others think, and do as they please. This week, the debate sprung up again when Rapper Cardi B released her latest music video to her song
In case you aren’t up-to date with the case of Cyntoia Brown, her story exposes the alarming reality that women, particularly black women, face at the hands of the judicial system. Her case sparked outrage across the world, and highlighted the significance of the #metoo and #blacklivesmatter movements, with people using social media platforms to plea for her freedom.
Modern sex workers such as escorts, picture sellers and sugar babies are scorned and frowned upon by society for willingly taking part in such activities that ‘diminish a woman’s worth’, and allow her to behave in ways which are ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unladylike’. But why do we ridicule women and not the men who are responsible for funding the industry and sustaining it for centuries?
Many people do not realise that the term ‘feminism’ is broad- beneath the fighting for equal pay and paid maternity leave, there’s a much darker corner to female oppression that isn’t as frequently addressed. The reason why? It’s because these issues effect the minority groups of women. The women of colour, the women from lower incomes, the women with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ women who aren’t often given the platform to discuss their oppression.
It was a Friday afternoon when I was browsing the web, and accidentally stumbled upon a dark corner of the internet that I’d only heard stories about. Whilst it was clear from the start that women weren’t welcome amongst this online community that I’d discovered, I couldn’t help but dive deeper into the frighteningly, intriguing, chauvinistic forums of the ‘Manosphere‘.