Don’t Call Us Girls

Time for those who are NOT women to stop calling women ‘girls’.

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Smash the Patriarchy

Sometimes, in the middle of a debt-inducing buying frenzy over cute-yet-empowering notepads, pins, cellphone covers and jewelry, I can’t help but wonder if us women are being supported or patronised? Do we require these messages to be emblazoned across our chests on t-shirts or dotting the back our iPads while we read on the train…

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Time to ‘Woman Up’!

Two quotes from the interwebz – one message – it’s time to ‘Woman Up!’ Fun thought: could we build a lady tech mafia so strong the men will start to complain? — Danielle Morrill (@DanielleMorrill) March 15, 2016 “Profound change will be possible only if we build a grand female tradition that men are forced…

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ICYMI : Uber in Pakistan + Women Right’s Bill

**ICYMI – The most tweet-worthy stories in #Gender in #Pakistan this week: Source: Propakistani.pk Website & Dawn Website Uber in Pakistan features in both the #gender and the #tech category this week, as Dawn/Reuters covers Uber Pakistan’s efforts to allay fears about conduct of it’s workforce with upfront sexual harassment training.  This follows the company being…

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IMHO:Every Day is Women’s Day

According to social media today is International Women’s Day 2016. Every day is Women’s Day. ** Every day will remain Women’s Day until being a woman and being a professional is no longer exceptional, rather it’s the rule. Every day will remain Women’s Day until being a mother and working full-time will be a choice made out…

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“Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

You *must* have eye-rolled at this fairness cream ad by now. It depicts a father-daughter duo jogging in a park when the father pitches a potential suitor who has EVERYTHING a young girl could desire ‘a good job, his own house, well-settled’.  Since this is a fairness cream commercial, based in India but also shown…

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Women in Positions of Authority (Quote)

“Feminists have been telling us for a very long time that women in positions of authority find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Too assertive or confident and they’ll call you a “bitch.” Too passive or self-deprecating and they’ll think you’re a doormat and unfit to be taken seriously.” — “We lack…

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Selections from Aya de Leon’s”On Pandering, White Women as Scapegoats, and the Literary Industry as a Hand-me-down”

“I don’t disagree with James about the phenomena he observes: a literary industry with white women in gatekeeping roles and with white women set up as the archetypal consumer to be pandered to. I do, however, disagree with the implied notion that white women are the powerful and designing force behind the institution. In reality,…

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