USA, where sexual assault is rewarded with a seat on the Supreme Court

Prepared by: Blerta Sejdija The Brett Kavanaugh vote was a test of machismo. Machismo is more than just sexism, chauvinism or even misogyny; it’s the belief that men are superior to women. It also refers to the culture that enforces that belief, one which protects male domination and social standing through subjugation, stereotypes and a […]

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Invasion of privacy

Prepared by: Nita Cakolli, Beat Sexism USA Many people, both men and women, believe that it is morally wrong for a woman to have been involved with a large number of life partners or sexual partners. Labels such as “whore” and “slut” are placed on women immediately. When it comes to being sexually active, women […]

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10 Of The Most Ridiculous Things, Ever Said About Women In History

  Remember the televangelist Pat Robertson‘s much more modern, but no less astonishing, tirade that “feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians”? Ah, the joys of being a woman: basically, throughout 98 percent of human history, it’s involved being […]

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Domestic Violence and Abuse – Recognizing the Signs of an Abusive Relationship and Getting Help

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the […]

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South Africa: Sexual harassment in the workplace – Advice from a local firm to members of the corporate world

Prepared by:  Esther Ooko, Beat Sexism South Africa Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace appear to be a never-ending hurdle some women have to face and fight during the course of their careers. But the failure of employers and HR departments in various companies to deal efficiently with reports of sexual harassment have encouraged […]

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