Sunday, June 26, 2011
I thought this was really interesting and applied to this class. I hope you all have the opportunity to look at this information so we can all work to end sex slavery. I have enjoyed reading all of your posts! Enjoy your summer.
Girl Power! is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, community program designed to promote positive behavior, enhance social skills and improve the academic performance of at-risk girls ages 11 – 17 throughout Miami-Dade County. Since its inception in 2000, Girl Power! has reduced the number of girls re-entering the juvenile justice system, improved overall academic performance and reduced in-school/out-of-school suspension among program participants.
As an anthropology major, we've often times talked about ethnic psychoses.Ethnic psychoses are mental disorders specific to certain ethnic groups. In the western world, anorexia nervosa would be an example of one. With that being said, I found this article very interesting. It questioned the link between anorexia and culture. It's still in my opinion that anorexia nervosa is a western ethno psychosis. I think that the findings in this research has more to do with colonialism of those countries.
Friday April 24, 11:55 pm Eastern Time
Anorexia's link to Western culture questioned
Saturday, June 25, 2011
This article reminds me of the SL paper paper I submitted. Adolescent and teenage girls have to be very careful with who they talk to on the internet. Thanks to the undercover cop that he was arrested.
I had yet to meet or hear of a pro-life Feminist but I ran across http://www.feministsforlife.org/who/aboutus.htm and I found out there were such people! On the website it was interesting to know a few of the forerunners of Feminism Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were anti-abortion, as well as the first Female Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull. Whether a woman got pregnant intentionally, or "accidentally", there are many alternatives besides abortion. Just as our lives are a gift and are precious, so are the lives of every child to be. Choose life, not death.
Kiara J. Nair
Friday, June 24, 2011
The law being extended allowing seventeen year old girls to purchase Plan B is a good thing in my eyes. I wish the FDA would allow ALL girls to purchase the pill without parental consent. Whether parents like it or not teens are having sex. Most teens are not getting parental consent to have sex so why should the pill be any different? The pill does not teach teens to have unprotected sex. Unprotected sex happens and it happens at a cost. Not only is the pill expensive, it does not protect individuals from HIV/AIDS and other STDS. PILLS FOR ALL!
The controversial premise of THE LIFE ZONE: three women have been kidnapped from abortion clinics and are being held for seven months--until they all give birth. The film, which appears to cut right down the middle, examining the topic from both sides, offers a powerful, anti-abortion climactic twist.
Their vison is a community that is educated about and welcoming to victims of domestic violence and their needs. Our mission is to be a leading advocate for reducing the incidence of domestic violence in Brevard County through intervention, prevention, social change, information, enlightenment, education and engagement of our community.
|Overcoming the effects of domestic violence is a monumental task for survivors and their children. The role of the domestic violence shelter in assisting survivors to break away from this abuse is significant. Serene Harbor provides a safe and protective environment to support the survivors as they struggle to build a life for themselves and their children free from fear and violence.|
Overcoming the effects of domestic violence is a monumental task for survivors and their children. The role of the domestic violence shelter in assisting survivors to break away from this abuse is significant. Serene Harbor provides a safe and protective environment to support the survivors as they struggle to build a life for themselves and their children free from fear and violence.
I worked with this organization for our service-learning this semester and really gained a lot of knowledge and hope for these women. Anyone can do a little part to help by volunteering to work, starting a supply drive, or working a hotline. A little goes a long way for these women
This is an interesting article that I found about stereotypes and Black women. It states that the negative stereotypes against black women, may be empowering many Black women to become more successful in order to dispel the stereotypes. Being a Black woman, I hate when people automatically assume that I am going to have an attitude, be loud or overly aggressive, especially when I am a laid-back person. I am assertive in situations where I need to be and I do strive to do my best in everything that I do, including my career. I am glad to see that a lot of young Black women around my age are being more assertive in reaching their goals.
-Kiara J. Nair
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This is a health care issue, not only a women's issue.
The link I provided will take you to a form so that you're able to contact governor Scott and tell him exactly how you feel.
So this article is about a music video that premiered a few weeks ago by rapper Kanye West. He is a very controversial rapper and recently people have been questioning him in regards to his latest video "Monster" In the video it shows women in all types of "dead" poses, while the rappers rap around them. There are also other scenes where women are shown partially nude, hanging from nooses etc. Fox recently put out an article about the video being misogynistic; Kanye West states that the video is "art" I just wanted you all to take a look at it and decide how you feel about it. I personally think it was not of good taste and is in some ways misogynistic; although I see what he was trying to do with the message in the video, it just shows that some men view women as money hungry people who are "dead" inside. There are so many music videos out that show women in a bad light. the link for where the video is posted is below:
This is something that I came across today about women in Saudi Arabia petitioning for the right to be able to drive in the country. It made me think about the fact that in some countries, there is much slower progression in the fight for woman's rights. In the article it states that they use religion as a base of reason as to why they do not let women drive. As the article goes on, it talks about many of the more horrific acts against women that are ignored in some of the Western countries. Women get punished for rape along with the rapist? How can this be justified for a person to be punished for a violent act that is done against them? These women in these countries have a long way to go in fighting for simple rights that some of us take for granted. I commend them for not just accepting this wrongful treatment as a way of life, and for standing up for what they believe in.
In all honesty this game is similar to a lot of girl games that are online. I have even ran across a game that you earn points by kissing different guys! If a little girl plays these games all she learns is that "sexy" can get you places and we have to be dependent on boys. Sad life, sad story.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This is an interesting piece that discusses the rising trend of sex selection in the developing world. Many families are choosing to terminate pregnancies when they learn that they are females with modern ultrasound technology. This makes one wonder what the perception of girls are in societies where they are being prevented from existing. What will the environment be like for the girls that are born? How will they feel when they find out that others like them are commonly rejected before being born?
This is an article I came across that illustrates the unfortunate differences encountered within the terms feminism and femininity. These two words are often unfortunately looked upon as polar opposites as women and society struggle with the relationship of these two terms.
"The absurdity comes from the disparity between our rapidly changing social landscape (including the advances of feminism) and the recalcitrant internal map Kipnis calls "the female psyche."Feminism, she writes, has collided with "an unanticipated opponent: the inner woman.""
I was browsing the internet and came across this article; basically it states that in a poll men were found to be better "online networkers" than women. The article made me think about women and how hard it is to advance in some careers being that you are a woman. Even though women have come a long way in obtaining woman's rights there are still a lot of industries and opportunities in which we get overlooked because we are a woman. I have even found that some job postings even list job descriptions that are sexist. I recently was looking for job postings for Audio Technicians and ran across a posting that had the following phrase:
"We need guys who are proficient in terminating audio/video cables including crimping and soldering, dressing equipment racks, troubleshooting and testing a/v systems."
Now even though there are many women (including myself) who have degrees in audio visual production. It is very hard to network or even have your resume considered because it is a predominately male industry. Does it mean that men are better networkers than women? or are some women being overlooked in some industries because they are women? Below is the link to the actual job posting with this verbiage;
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I thought this was interesting. The excerpt is about a journalist that spent nearly two decades writing about girls, thinking about girls, talking about how girls should be raised. Yet, she got pregnant herself, and was terrified at the thought of having a daughter.
I was randomly looking through Yahoo news and I found a lot of different articles on how to keep calorie counts low, how to boost my metabolism if need be, etc... Then I realized that all the articles were marked with images like these. Why is it that all articles about how to fix your body have women in their images? Do you think it is to draw other women in for jealousy reasons, or maybe the women are appealing to the eye, therefore luring men in.
http://hymenshop.com/ <--- "kiss your deep dark secret [that you are not a virgin] goodbye and marry in confidence for only $29.95..."
Monday, June 20, 2011
Step Up Women’s Network is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls. By bridging communities of professional women and underserved teen girls through mentorship, networking and advancement, we ensure women and girls have the opportunities they need to create a better future.Simply stated, Step Up connects you to the professional women you need & the underserved teen girls who need you.
They have a teen empowerment program that helps girls reach their full potential and help them in being confident and continue their schooling at college.
They have a magazine out as well as a website. Their purpose it to question the motives behind marketing and advertising. It is indirectly related to Girl's Studies, but nevertheless a great resource (in my opinion).
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Did you hear the news??? YWLP was on the radio! Yes this is true! A few weeks ago YWLP was on CBS Radio’s WJHM-102 JAMZ radio station. They were invited to do a “Real Talk” segment one morning. Sarah who is a YWLP facilitator and myself sat down with radio personality Jay Love to discuss and bring awareness to YWLP for those in the Orlando community who did not know about this exceptional program. The “Real Talk” segment was more like an informational show where Sarah and myself explained to the people listening what YWLP is and the different things that go on in the community with the Big and Little sisters in the program. The segment encouraged other schools to participate as well as stress the need for donations. This was an amazing experience for me because not only was it apart of my service learning project but I also had a good time talking about an organization that I know and love.
You can click on the link below to download and listen to the “Real Talk” segment on 102 JAMZ with YWLP.Please share with me your thoughts. Thank you :)
Female Genital Mutilation has always been a cultural issue. However, since some are ready to proclaim that it is God’s will for young girls to be circumcised in such a fashion, it would become more difficult to persuade mothers who are the proponents of such a misguided practice to desist from doing it. Thankfully, some religious leaders are speaking out. One can only hope that they are speaking from their hearts.
What parents need to know
I teamed up with a group for the service learning project and we are hosting a Spirit Night at Chic Fil A tomorrow night. The event is from 5-8 and is located at the Chic Fil A on the corner of University and Rouse. The proceeds will be going to UCF's Young Women's Leadership Program. It would be awesome if you all could come out and show your support! Unfortunately we can not hand out flyers at the event, and you do need a flyer, so if you can come please print out the attached flyer.
We look forward to seeing you, and again, it would be REALLY GREAT if you could come out and show your support!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
While some of the young girls' stories are less concerning than others, some of these very young girls (as young as 6) are being married off to men in their 30's, 40's, 50's and even 60's! This article is extremely informative, and I encourage anyone interested to read it.