Women & Culture

Being Pissed Off As A Woman Is ACCEPTABLE! Part 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes Generally, women’s anger is viewed as a negative emotion.[1]With woman imagined by male supremacy as negative, women’s anger is doubly negative. I see this expressed back by women who believe anger achieves nothing. In those women who cite it to silence other women out of fear and discomfort. The message being, anger has no place in women’s fight for justice.…

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Women & Culture

The Insidious Role of Culture in Dominating Women

Reading Time: 7 minutes Before I read A Dialectic of Sex[1], I had never really thought about culture. What it means, how it comes to be and how it relates to women’s place in society. The dictionary defines culture as; “the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a society”. Suggesting culture is a basis from which society functions. But what role does it play in…

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Women & Culture

The True Cost, a film about fast Fashion and its impact on women’s development.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently watched the 2015 film documentary, The True Cost, on Netflix by Andrew Morgan. A critical examination of the industry known as fast fashion. A film that left a lasting impression on how I view clothes. I am sharing this in the hope you too will watch it and it’ll have the same impact on you.  Fundamentally, the film is…

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Violence Against Women, Women & Culture

Feminism, an introduction

Reading Time: 8 minutes More of us seem to be declaring ourselves feminists. But what does feminism mean to us and what are we communicating to others about ourselves, our society and our view of the world? Are there areas, say politically, socially, privately where feminism is unnecessary? It is safe to say, I thought I knew what feminism meant; women’s access to rights…

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