Posts Tagged ‘gender’
Another day, another Twitterstorm.
Today, the BBC started #pandagate with its female Faces of the year 2011 list, that names a woman who made the headlines for every month of the year, topping it off, in December with…wait for it…a panda.
The list is a motley crew of victims (American congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for being shot in head or Nafissatou Diallo who accused the IMF’s former head and serial womaniser, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, of rape) or women whose crowning glory has been to be in some way associated with a wedding.
In a year like most of us have never seen where two African women won the Nobel Prize and countless others were involved in pro-democracy or pro-equality movements, the best the Beeb could find in November was a certain Corporal Kelsey de Santis, who made headlines for being taken to the Marin Corps ball in Virginia by Justin Timberlake. Big whoop. Read the rest of this entry »
The infographic, by Afrographique, depicts the percentage share of formal firms that are owned by women in Africa. Data from the World Bank.
In a small room in the basement level of the Royal Festival Hall, 50 or so people gather to listen to a talk on the exhibition we’re about to see: Reflections of the Self – five African women photographers.
The speaker and curator of the exhibition, Cameroonian Christine Eyene, introduces us to seven photographers who all explore the identity of the African woman in art. No longer just the mother, voluptuous female and object of male desire, these artists are reclaiming their identities through a camera lens, all the time aware of the stereotypes applied to them. Read the rest of this entry »
In the 100 years since more than one million women took to the streets, honouring the first International Women’s Day and demanding the right to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination, so much has changed.
And so much hasn’t. Read the rest of this entry »