Category: international women’s day

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! It’s…

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! It’s sad we need a day like this in 2019. I hope one day we don’t need a international women’s day anymore…

I have so longed to make the acquaintance of a…

I have so longed to make the acquaintance of a ‘modern girl’, the proud, independent girl whom I so much admire, who confidently steps through life, cheerfully and in high spirits, full of enthusiasm and commitment, working not just for her own benefit and happiness alone but also offering herself to the wider society, working for the good of her fellow human beings. – Kartini

Raden Adjeng Kartini (to use her full title) was a Javanese noblewoman who has been described as Indonesia’s first feminist. She pioneered women’s rights and education for girls in Indonesia, and opened the first primary school for girls in the country. She was born in 1879, in the village of Mayong, to Sosroningrat, a Javanese aristocrat working for the colonial Dutch government and his second wife, Ngasirah who was the daughter of a religious scholar.

http://sister-hood.com/sister-hood-staff/kartini-1879-1904/

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During this #WomenHistoryMonth, as Mattel is t…

During this #WomenHistoryMonth, as Mattel is turning Frida Kahlo into a Barbie-doll, we remember the queer, feminist, communist activist and artist that she was until the day she died.

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In contemporary pop culture, there’s one face …

In contemporary pop culture, there’s one face nobody can seem to get enough of: that of Frida Kahlo. The Mexican painter died in 1954, but her legacy remains very much alive: Her life was the subject of a 2002 movie starring Salma Hayek, and her image can be found on everything from Forever 21 T-shirts to bracelets like the one worn by British Prime Minister Theresa May in October 2017.

As critics of the conservative leader pointed out, however, today’s branding of Frida as a champion of “girl power” can sometimes overshadow her lifelong commitment to a profoundly leftist social and political agenda. She was not only an openly bisexual feminist, making her way ahead of her time, but also a communist and Mexican nationalist who intertwined personal experience, ideology, and cultural commentary in her art and lifestyle.

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/frida-kahlo-radical-artist-political-activist-icon/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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my mom – small steps ❤

my mom – small steps ❤

feminismandgenderequality: Happy International Women’s Day!  I…

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Happy International Women’s Day! 

I hope you have a day filled with liberty and equality