I have been an online feminist activist for a few years now. My journey started when I was around 14 years old observing my mother who, at the time, was involved in a Women’s Rights organization in Syria. I remember arguing with a few teachers and professors when the classroom discussion would turn slightly misogynistic but
In the past few weeks, a lot of ink has been spilled, both in the press and on social media, about the way some freedoms clash with anti-discrimination laws. The dominant leitmotiv seems to be that hate speech should be banned or even criminalised, religious exemptions are deemed unfair, and more recently, the presumably scandalous
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” We are reaching a brink in time. It is a moment in history when the condensed accumulation of intersectional struggle shatters the illusory ideal dictating our lives. When we examine the current state of the woman in modern society, we
We have come a long way, but we still have miles ahead. We still live in a largely male-dominated society where beliefs of superiority shape regressive attitudes towards women. It’s time to step up. It’s time to accept the responsibility you share in the construction of social values. To be aware that silence in moments of injustices are acts of complicity and social progression requires your involvement.
Here is what you can do:
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“Men have relatively few role models who are both gentle and competent, not because such men don’t exist but because they are not idealized in our speedy, hypermasculine culture.” Rita M. Gross There are a few dominant ideals governing our everyday behavior. The dominance of those ideals polices our desires and ability to communicate effectively,