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1. One in three women die or are seriously injured as a result of gender-based violence. Violence against women results in more deaths among women ages 15 to 44 than the total number of women who die because of war, malaria, and cancer.

2. An estimated four million women and girls are bought and sold worldwide each year, either into marriage, prostitution or slavery.

3. One out of every six American women have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. An estimated 60 percent of all rapes are not reported to the police.

4. Approximately 96 million young women in developing countries still cannot read or write. Globally, girls account for 55 percent of children not in school.

5. Nearly 75 percent of those displaced by violent conflict are women. Displacement leaves women without access to health care, proper nutrition or education. Displaced women face a higher threat of gender-based terrorism and violence.

6. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda resulted in hundreds of thousands of violent sexual assaults, resulting in an estimated 250,000 women falling victim to HIV/AIDS. While many women awaiting treatment died, their perpetrators receive antiretroviral therapies in prison.

7. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that actually denies women the right to vote by law. In other parts of the world, where women are legally allowed to vote, many women still struggle to exercise their rights. For example, in Afghanistan, some women were denied the right to vote in 2009 because the country lacked the necessary amount of female staff members to provide enough polls for women.

8. With its rate of violence, sexual assault and inadequate health care, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place in the world for women to live.

9. In 1974, Isabel Peron became the world’s first woman president, when she was elected President of Argentina. Around the world, 68 women have served as head of state in their country (not including monarchies). Currently, 38 women serve as head of government around the world. In 1997, Ireland became the first country to succeed power from one female president to another.

10. African nations have more women in parliament than most western nations. Rwanda ranks number one in world rankings for the highest representation of women at 49 percent.

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“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.”

Feminism Is For Everybody by bell hooks

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This is what a feminist looks like.

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Check out Jenifer Pozner’s Reality Rehab Episode 1: The Desperate Bachelorette 


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The average American woman is 5’4 and weighs 140 pounds. 

The average American model is 5’11 and weighs 117 pounds. 

Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of American woman.

There’s no way the media is depicting real women to the public. The amount of unrealistic media we are exposed to everyday is causing harm to society. 

45% of women are on a diet on any given day

80% of women are dissatisfied with their appearance

51% of 9 and 10 year old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet 

91% of women surveyed on a college campus have attempted to control weight through dieting 

Americans spend over $40 billion on diet related products each year 





It’s pretty obvious to see the differences in the model’s appearance from the before picture and the cover picture. The woman’s features have been totally changed and airbrushed. On the magazine cover, her skin looks less wrinkly and much brighter, her body looks a lot thinner, and she looks a lot younger. According to the media’s depiction of beauty, she looks a lot more beautiful on the cover. People are being tricked into thinking the woman on the cover is an ideal representation of beauty when she’s not even real! The media is corrupting societies idea of beauty and showing us that fake, airbrushed, cropped, touched up people are what we should all strive to look like if we want any positive attention at all. Not only that, but the headlines on the magazine cover are ridiculous! They revolve around telling women how to be skinny, sexy, and normal. When the media is constantly telling women that we need to look like this and and act like that to fit in, we start to think that getting the right image and persona will “fix us” and we loose sight of what actually matters. So thanks to the media for taking our focus off family, relationships, school, and work and putting it on make up, “the hottest outfits”, diet pills, and sex. 

It’s pretty obvious to see the differences in the model’s appearance from the before picture and the cover picture. The woman’s features have been totally changed and airbrushed. On the magazine cover, her skin looks less wrinkly and much brighter, her body looks a lot thinner, and she looks a lot younger. According to the media’s depiction of beauty, she looks a lot more beautiful on the cover. People are being tricked into thinking the woman on the cover is an ideal representation of beauty when she’s not even real! The media is corrupting societies idea of beauty and showing us that fake, airbrushed, cropped, touched up people are what we should all strive to look like if we want any positive attention at all. Not only that, but the headlines on the magazine cover are ridiculous! They revolve around telling women how to be skinny, sexy, and normal. When the media is constantly telling women that we need to look like this and and act like that to fit in, we start to think that getting the right image and persona will “fix us” and we loose sight of what actually matters. So thanks to the media for taking our focus off family, relationships, school, and work and putting it on make up, “the hottest outfits”, diet pills, and sex. 




Virginity:

  • is sexist
  • is heteronormative
  • commodifies sex
  • commodifies young cis-het white women
  • contributes to rape culture
  • contributes to slut-shaming
  • erases queer folk
  • erases transfolk
  • frames a woman’s worth as inversely proportional to the number of dicks that have been inside her

and much, much more! 

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Britney Spears volunteers before-and-after pictures to be shown to schools to help students overcome body image issues. 

Britney Spears volunteers before-and-after pictures to be shown to schools to help students overcome body image issues. 

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flavorpill:

Tellin’ it like it is. 

Deconstructing Disney’s princesses

flavorpill:

Tellin’ it like it is. 

Deconstructing Disney’s princesses