10/19/2013

Good News :D

A roundup of positive news about feminism in some of the most popular news websites :D

  • Yahoo News - Though I couldn't find openly positive news (way to start this article :P), I came across a number of different articles which tackle the issue of the notorious image of modern feminism. It acknowledges the need for feminism and explores why it holds such a bad reputation -  a positive discussion in my opinion, so it is definitely worth a look - Yahoo News search: Feminism
  • CNN - Founder of John Brougher defends his stance as a male feminist. The article also gives a list of famous males who identify as feminists. The list includes polititians, entertainers, and the Dalai Lama - I'm a male feminist. No seriously
  • Google News - (links to metro.pr) Panmela Castro is a Brazilian feminist graffiti artist, who not only creates positive images of women through her art, but welcomes other women (often from an underpriviledged background) to join her. During this process of sharing art, she teaches them about their rights and that "being raped is not okay, being hit by your husband is not okay". These women are then empowered also economically, as Panmela Castro has gained international fame and is making money with her paintings, which she splits with all participating women. (the article is in spanish - Reinas del grafiti predican feminismo con sus murales (Graffiti Queens preach feminism through their murals) 
  • The New York Times - An article on celebrated artist Suzanne Lacy's "Between the door and the street" project - A project where "some 300 women and a few men–all selected to represent a cross-section of ages, backgrounds, and perspectives–will gather on the stoops along a residential street in Brooklyn, where they will engage in unscripted conversations about a variety of issues related to gender politics today. ". The article also covers the creative process as well as the struggles of the project - When talking makes the art happen
  • BBC NEWS - "During October 2013 the BBC's 100 Women season will seek to shine a light on life for women in the 21st Century - the risks, challenges and opportunities they face every day, in every country." #100 women: join the conversation

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