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Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's a jam for the ladies and the superstars

Had another little mourning moment yesterday when I went to find someone in my Contacts and realized John-Mark is the first contact in my list. It was an Amelie moment...do i delete it? My friend Antonia suggested leaving it for a year in memoriam. I like that idea. Any other suggestions?

I will return to funny blogs in the near future i feel. i have a travel coffee mug i want to evangelize about. but for now, something really important:

Recently three articles have been sent to me profiling blatant cases of sexism. if didnt think sexism was alive and well, men and women, OPEN YOUR EYES! standing up for women's rights and equal treatment doesnt mean being against men or hating men. no no no. in fact men need to fight with women. working to fight degradation of women. working toward equality. equal pay for equal work. women's rights are human rights. seems so obvious. this bias against women isn't christlike at all. i'm posting the articles sen to me. one is from a mailing from amnesty international about crimes against women. One is about the blatant way Hillary's gender has been abused--and whether you like or hate her for her POLICIES and stances, cuz i cant help but love me some republicans, the implications for all women should disgust you. The other is about pay gaps. We have to raise our boys and girls to break this cycle! Righteous anger!

Misogyny I Won't Miss

How Dumb Are We?
How long will women shoulder the blame for the pay gap?

recent mailing from Amnesty international:
Honorata Barinjibanwa was just 18 years old when she was kidnapped from her village in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Rwandan outlaw fighters last April. She spent five long months tied to a tree - her captors untied her only to gang rape her. She survived to tell her story, but remains deeply wounded by the attacks.

Rape is a weapon of war in so many countries around the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Sudan. And one thing is clear - the problem of violence against women vastly exceeds the resources currently devoted to stopping it.

Through our Stop Violence Against Women campaign, Amnesty International is leading an effort to end this systematic violation of women's basic human rights. But we have a long road ahead of us to ensure that our work brings real changes for women.

Amnesty and its coalition partners were the driving force behind the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) introduced in Congress last October. This bill would authorize nearly $700 million for local programs and services to help end the most brutal forms of violence against women, including honor killings, bride burnings, genital mutilation, mass rapes in war and domestic violence. Its passage is a critical first step in improving the lives of millions of women and girls around the world - women just like Honorata Barinjibanwa.


Blogger Amy said...

How awful!

4:09 PM  

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