I visited a social justice group called EmpowHERment on November 5th, 2014 at 3-4 pm. It was put together by Joanna Snawder, a director at the Women’s Resource Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator. This social movement is also coordinated by Angelina Pedroso Center For Diversity and Intercultural Affairs. Having such powerful women coordinate this group develops women’s self-esteem and helps them overcome adversity. The setting was very friendly and opened. We were all sitting in a semi-circle to feel connected instead of disconnected with a feeling of having the “authority” running the show. That alone gave us more power to speak-up. I thought that was a great strategy to get people to talk more openly with a framing solution outlook. Framing solutions is coming up with a plan that the group can help come-up with to help the person meet their goal. That’s exactly what I felt we were doing. As a group we discussed different struggles women face in this society. I feel I should also mention we were asked to say our “adjectives”. Mine was she,her,hers. That is in place because they truly follow the diversity protocol. This program expands opportunities, recognizes success, defines direction, and forms partnerships which are all part of an empowering approach. The topic on Wednesday was about women’s roles. I responded with saying women and their roles vary, depending on the society. In America women are more liberalized than other countries. Most importantly, they’re called roles for a reason, it’s not natural but rather an act. If a man thinks you’re over stepping your feminine boundaries than he’s simply uneducated and not in touch with himself. Another thing that I liked about this organization is how they accept gays and transsexuals that identify themselves as women. There are campaigns for policy change that took place on Friday November 7th, it was called Take Back the Night. I attended and it was basically a feminist movement towards educating victims about the first signs of an abuser, and how we can learn to avoid them. After the event we marched outside and had a bond fire. In line…
Do Women Want
Women have come very far in this country. Feminism refers to movements aimed at establishing and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women. Women have been fighting for their rights for a very long time. The result, law for the right of women to vote, laws against sexism, three women currently on the United States Supreme Court, and more. However women are still fighting along with some men. My question is, why? What more do women want…
New waves; New Tides
Feminism, in the simplest form, is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, and organized activity on behalf of women's rights and common interests. There are many “feminists” with many different theories. As a result, feminism is broken up into three waves; first-wave spans from the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, second-wave which…
October 3, 2013
Dr. Ingrid Bartsch
Second Wave Feminism
Feminism refers to the social economic and political equality of the sexes. It had been established in the world and receives representation by various institutions dedicated to preserve women’s rights and interests. During the emergence of the western history, men were reserved for the public life while women were left to carry out domestic chores. They had no right to ownership of the property, getting education…
Feminism (fem-uh-niz-uhm) is the doctrine advocating social, political and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
For years, women have faced violence, discrimination, and injustice all around the world. Sadly, women have faced sexual violence, domestic violence, mutilation and other cruelties. We need to help make our society better.
Around the world women make up 22% of parliamentarians
Violence is an issue with 1 in 3 women across the…
Island of the Blue DolphinsFeminism
The issue I have chosen to cover is feminism. There are many different opinions and thoughts on this issue. Despite all the grumblings about feminism, 66% of men still feel they hold a more powerful position in society. But, within relationships, they concede, it is women who resolve the day to day issues, while men settle the life changing disputes (“Are you a normal guy?” 19).
In the beginning, there was the “first wave”, the feminists of the late 19th…
Class Status and Culture – The Experience of Women Revision
‘Emancipation’ from what?
- ‘separate spheres’ ideology
- The Law
- Sexual double standards
- Scientific mythology
Whence feminist advances?
- Campaigns re. Property, sexual oppression, education
- Employment implications
- Campaigns for women’s suffrage
- The aftermath of 1918
- Post 19-45 influences
Male = private and rational
Female = private emotional
- Evangelical Christian input…
the right for women to vote. However in America the right to vote for women was passed in 1920. It may only be a 14 year difference, but to American women they showed American men how they wanted to be treated equally. American feminists were taking part in marches and parades on the US capital to show how they desired equal treatment and the ability to vote. The word feminist is derived from the word feminism which is defined as the political theory and practice to free all women. The right to…
is. I also have a better understanding of my identification with feminism.
Feminism is an ongoing collection of movements and ideologies that advocate for the betterment of women and a feminist is someone who supports this idea. However, my answer still remains the same as it did; I do not identify as a feminist. It would be an insult to feminist leaders for me to call myself one. I support feminist ideas and feel as though women have been oppressed and still are oppressed, but I am not an active…
Equality is always a controversial topic all over the world. Most countries think they have achieved equality. But actually, women and girls face diverse barriers to equality. It raises another controversial topic—feminism. The feminist movement was launched a long time ago, but until today, it still not complete. However, according to Emma Watson, who was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN and gave a speech in UN, feminism has become an unpopular word. Women do not like…