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  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • Is France set to ban wolf-whistling in crackdown on street harassment?

    09/21/2017 10:23:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 21 September 2017 17:39 CEST+02:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Wolf-whistling and repeatedly asking for a woman’s telephone number could soon be made illegal as part of a French government crackdown on the longtime scourge of street harassment. French and foreign women alike will all have stories of being pestered or harassed as they walked down a street in France. One survey that made headlines revealed that 100 percent of all female respondents said they have experienced being harassed on public transport, with half saying they alter their clothes to avoid it. Now France’s secretary of state for gender equality, Marlène Schiappa, is attempting to address the issue head on...
  • Swedish Government to establish gender equality agency

    11/15/2016 10:47:20 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    Swedish Government ^ | 16 September 2016
    In its Budget Bill, the Swedish Government states its intention to establish a gender equality agency. The agency will help ensure effective implementation of gender equality policy. Before the end of the year, the Government will also present a new national strategy, including an action plan for 2017–2020, to prevent and combat men’s violence against women. Some of the initiatives in the strategy are the result of negotiations with the Left Party. "The Government's feminist policy must have a clear impact and make a difference to people's lives. Several inquiries have concluded that the organisation of gender equality policy is...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10-11-2016 | Lifezette staff
    “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church
  • Sweden to launch new national equality authority

    09/15/2016 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 Sep 2016 16:51 GMT+02:00 | TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå)/The Local
    Sweden is set to launch a new government agency dedicated to achieving a gender equal society. Information about the agency will be released before the government’s budget proposal next week. The need to create a central gender equality authority was a key conclusion made by a study set up by the previous center-right Alliance government, which was delivered last autumn. Unequal pay, sexual harassment and violence against women were all cited as signs that the country is still a long way from being gender equal. “We are still in the midst of inequality because we don’t have a national grip...
  • What the Icelandic Know ( about gender equality)

    05/11/2016 6:59:36 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/11/2016 | Gabrielle Motola
    My understanding of gender has been both clarified and fortified by this project. Gender is an identity we are given or assume based on an antiquated societal structure which is then reinforced by that society. It is an idea which we take for fact. I suppose I have always felt somewhat awkward in my female gender because I identify with so many ‘male’ characteristics. I feel more comfortable now than before and embrace more wholly both sides without suspicion. The discussions I’ve had with Alison MacNeil have informed a lot of what I thought I knew about gender and identity....
  • World leaders chase goal of gender equality by 2030

    03/14/2016 3:51:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 6:41 PM EDT | Dave Bryan
    The head of UN Women said Monday that world leaders attending an annual meeting on the status of women have a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to better the lives of women and girls by implementing U.N. goals approved by world leaders last year. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, speaking at the opening of the 60th Commission on the Status for Women, said the theme of this year’s meeting is the link between women’s empowerment and development. She urged members to implement the 17 broad goals and 169 specific targets endorsed last year, saying it is crucial to advancing equality for women and girls around the...
  • Air Force To Consider Dropping ‘Man’ From ‘Airman’

    01/15/2016 11:37:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:33 PM 01/14/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force said it will conduct a review to determine whether the use of "airman" is appropriate given the military's push towards full gender equality. [...] This confirms that a review of job titles, like the one initiated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is soon coming. Mabus' review resulted in an order to the Marine Corps to purge the word "man" from job titles, with the exception that compound words can remain the same. In other words, "infantryman" is acceptable, but "reconnaissance man" is not. That order came as part of the broader initiative to open all combat roles...
  • Germany 'more sexist than France and UK' ('gender equality' barf)

    11/12/2015 10:57:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Nov 2015 15:11 GMT+01:00
    Germans proved to hold less progressive ideas about gender equality than their European counterparts in the UK and France, but rose above the United States, according to a new report. Pollsters YouGov quizzed people from 24 countries in a survey published on Thursday, and found that Germany ranked eighth place for attitudes towards gender equality. The British scored just one point higher than Germans while French people gained two points more. The only Western country in the report that performed worse than Germany was the United States. ...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • Marine experiment finds women get injured more frequently, shoot less accurately than men

    10/16/2015 12:43:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Women in a new Marine Corps unit created to assess how female service members perform in combat were injured twice as often as men, less accurate with infantry weapons and not as good at removing wounded troops from the battlefield, according to the results of a long-awaited study produced by the service. The research was carried out by the service in a nine-month long experiment at both Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Twentynine Palms, Calif. About 400 Marines, including 100 women, volunteered to join the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, the unit the Marine Corps created to compare how men...
  • UN Gives Iran Leadership Post in Agency for ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’

    04/13/2015 11:51:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2015 - 4:16 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    With little fanfare, a U.N. body has given Iran seats on several entities, including one dealing with women’s empowerment, another with children, a third with narcotics and a fourth with crime prevention and criminal justice. From January 1 next year, Iran will be a member of the executive board of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), the executive board of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and Commission on Narcotic Drugs. […] Iran each time was on a “closed slate” of candidates put forward by its...
  • Want More Sex? Ignore Sheryl Sandberg and Her Silly Talk About Choreplay

    03/18/2015 6:49:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.org, says she’s figured out “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom.” That’s the headline of the piece she co-authored with Adam Grant, a Wharton professor, in the New York Times.
  • UN Identifies ‘Extremism and Conservatism’--Not Islam--As Impediments to Gender Equality

    03/13/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Twenty years after a landmark U.N. conference on promoting gender equality, the head of the agency known as U.N. Women said Monday that a growing “conservative and extremist resistance” to equality between the sexes needs to be understood and confronted. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called the problem “one of the new dangers” in the way of efforts to pursue the goal of global gender equality. Neither she, nor a major report prepared for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting she was addressing in New York, identified radical Islamic ideology as a leading factor, although surveys have found...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Being a mom gives me 'so much more respect' for my parents

    03/09/2015 8:48:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Chelsea Clinton says she respects her parents now more than ever. The new mom, who gave birth to daughter Charlotte with husband Marc Mezvinsky last September, told “Live with Kelly and Michael” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan that caring for her daughter helped changed her view of her famous parents. “I have always been so close to both my parents and I didn’t know that I could be even more grateful for them and respect them more, until I became a mom,” Clinton said Monday. “I thought about all the times, particularly my mother, worried about me. And now,...
  • Hillary Clinton stays silent on emails and swings the focus to gender equality

    03/09/2015 7:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 9, 2015 | Jana Kasperkevic in New York and Ben Jacobs in Des Moines, Iowa
    Former secretary of state sticks to script on opportunities for women as Ted Cruz and Scott Walker fill void left by her absence in Iowa with fresh attacks.Hillary Clinton has again refused to acknowledge the email controversy swirling around her invisible campaign, attempting to take the high road on her core issues as Clinton loyalists continued to insist the email row was “all about nothing” and Democrats in early campaign battlegrounds grew tired of Clintonland’s wall of silence. While Clinton took the stage in New York on Monday, the White House acknowledged that Barack Obama had sent messages to a...
  • Hillary Clinton takes no questions - 'informal' chat guests read from teleprompters!

    03/09/2015 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/09/15
    Hillary Clinton takes no questions about email controversy at women's event – and even 'informal' chat guests read from teleprompters! **SNIP** Clinton spoke at a carefully choreographed two-hour event involving her No Ceilings project at the Clinton Foundation, highlighting economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. She took no questions. When she sat down to lead more informal conversations with invited speakers, participants appeared to be reading from teleprompters.
  • Emma Watson Delivers Passionate UN Speech On Gender Equality

    09/22/2014 2:28:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    ETOnline ^ | September 21, 2014
    Emma Watson is taking the fight for feminism to the frontlines, delivering a powerful message to the men of the world to take up the struggle for gender equality. Watson, who was appointed to the role of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, delivered a speech on the floor of the UN to launch the new HeForShe initiative, which advocates for total equality without the use of negative rhetoric and for getting men to join the political and social battle. "We want to end gender inequality," Watson told the assembly. "And to do this, we need everyone involved…...
  • France retreats on teaching boy-girl equality

    06/30/2014 7:46:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2014 6:03 AM EDT
    France is replacing its plan to teach children the “ABCD of equality” between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences. […] The initial plan was essentially an experiment with 275 schools, and it came under protest from Roman Catholic leaders, the French far right, and some parents groups. …
  • Panel says women should be allowed in combat units

    01/14/2011 3:48:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2011 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with a policy that bans women from serving in combat units, breathing new life into a long-simmering debate.