To Saloni, feminism is not about empowerment, because women are already powerful. Rather, it is about changing how people perceive that power, including women themselves.
“I believe you can speak your reality into existence,” Erika had smiled at me as we walked to my apartment, sunlight beaming over the flowers in her hair. The California wildfires had upset her throat that morning, so she had worn a crown of sunflowers to make herself feel better — it also made her radiant.
Young women are the future, and to provide them with the information and skills needed to continue this movement is critical.
On Wednesday afternoon, at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, Dr. Victoria Baranov presented her research on the correlation between women’s empowerment and perinatal depression in rural Pakistan, utilizing a form of psychotherapy to subdue symptoms of depression during maternity, restimulating the decision making agency of pregnant women.
These slams by badass lady bosses are sure to make you laugh, weep, and subsequently want to pen your very own poem.
With Americans such as swimmer Missy Franklin and gymnast Gabby Douglas most likely taking the center stage, here are some other amazing women in Team USA heading to Rio who may have slipped under your radar.
FEM is excited to announce a collaboration with Campus Events Commission, UCLA Radio, Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Student Committee for the Arts at UCLA on “See, Recognize, Hear: Female Empowerment Week.”
It just makes sense for atheists and feminists to be colleagues in resistance to the status quo. In reality, though, we see influential atheists downplaying sexual harassment, calling women “cunts,” claiming “women aren’t funny,” and committing actual sexual assault.
Pinay is a term for those who identify as Pilipina, but to many others and I, a Pinay stands for so much more.
Warm water permeates
Through dead epidermis
And razor mows stubble
From overgrown lawn legs.