Women and girls, everywhere, must have equal rights and opportunity, and be able to live free of violence and discrimination. Women’s equality and empowerment is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all the SDGs depend on the achievement of Goal 5. […]Read More SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Prepared by: Xhois Qarri, Beat Sexism Italy Shanklin and Love wrote that “when we hear the word ‘matriarchy’, we are conditioned to a number of responses: that matriarchy refers to the past and that matriarchies have never existed; that matriarchy is a hopeless fantasy of female domination, of mothers dominating children, of women being cruel […]Read More Matriarchy, a myth?
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 […]Read More USA, where sexual assault is rewarded with a seat on the Supreme Court
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 […]Read More Invasion of privacy
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 […]Read More 10 Of The Most Ridiculous Things, Ever Said About Women In History
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 […]Read More Domestic Violence and Abuse – Recognizing the Signs of an Abusive Relationship and Getting Help
Prepared by: Erona Kaciu, Beat Sexism UK Rape is any form of sexual activity that you don’t agree to, ranging from touching to penetration. Rape is a crime even if you already know the person who attacked you – if the person is a spouse, another family member, or a friend or someone you work […]Read More What you should do if you’re a victim of rape