The documentary film, Miss Representation, came out in 2011, yet it remains shockingly resonant today in 2020. The film exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. As an American woman, Miss Representation strongly resonates with me, but its message is relevant to women and girls everywhere.
The British Army has a poor track record when it comes to women’s rights. With this in mind, it is clear why many were sceptical of Whitmore defending her collaboration with the army in the name of feminist discourse. While the British Army’s use of feminist language in their PR campaigns could be interpreted as a sign of progress, it is important to question the intentions behind this move and, most importantly, who benefits from it.
The Tampax and Tea ad was banned in July as a result of only 84 complaints. It is maddening to think that anyone could call Tampons and Tea demeaning to women yet have no issue with the majority of unrealistic adverts for menstrual products.
Misconceptions of ‘The Pandemic as the Greatest Equaliser’ – Growing Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace during the Covid-19 Crisis
Many of us have heard the common phrase, ‘covid is the great equaliser’, being used to express our shared experience and hardship of the impact of the pandemic. However, upon reflection, our individual lived experiences of the pandemic cannot be described as anyway close to equal. One perhaps unexpected inequality that has been amplified during the pandemic is gender inequality.
Today, July 30th 2020, marks the United Nations’ World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established to raise awareness about the plight of victims and to promote and protect their rights. Experts have warned that the Covid-19 crisis has put human trafficking victims at risk of further exploitation.
Covid-19 has aggravated existing societal inequalities. One issue which has been brought to light is that of period poverty. Period poverty exists and is exacerbated by Covid-19 and the virus has revealed the cracks in our system. One of these cracks is the lack of support and supplies for people who have periods.
The character of Marianne has gathered a lot of attention from media and critics since her arrival on screen in Normal People. Valerie McHugh delves into her character and Marianne’s unusual POV.
In part two of our Coronavirus and Care feature, the ethics of care is discussed through the lens of feminist scholars. In thinking about how to bring about change in how we view, several different perspectives are helpful.
In part one of our Coronavirus and Care feature, the shifting views of the gendered nature of care workers and their importance are examined. As awareness increases, there is a crucial window of opportunity to harness this awareness and push for real change.
Throughout history, male leaders have led us to violence and conflict. While women are often labelled as over-emotional, maybe a bit more emotion is what we need?