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[5 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Gazan Women: Resilient and Innovative

“[I want] readers to understand Gaza and its people, women included, in a different light:  not as victims of unspeakable tragedy or beggars awaiting the next aid convoy, but as human beings who are resilient and innovative despite the extreme circumstances they live under…”
Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Palestinian author Laila El-Haddad  about her  experiences, perspectives, and work as a writer and media activist. Her responses are below.
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Can you tell us a little about your personal background and experience as a Palestinian woman living in the United States, and …

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[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
We Are a Grassroots Feminist Media Monitor

“We aim to empower women and strengthen their relationship with their body image and self-esteem by criticizing the mainstream media discourse that stereotypes their roles and objectifies their bodies.”
The authors of this article will remain anonymous to ensure their personal safety.
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We are Kherrberr. We are not an organization. Rather, we are a grassroots feminist media monitor. Kherrberr in Arabic means dental drill, and the concept behind it is that we aim to remove cavities and decay from the media—specifically, sexism, racism, homophobia, and violence. Our activists are kept anonymous to …

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[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Women: What Are Your Career Dreams?

Melody R. Green
Australia
“Women of the World, I invite you to dare to dream your best and biggest career dream for yourself and your community. May all your career dreams come true, and may we change our world for the better because we dared to dream!”
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I meet many people through my work. People who are in or out of work; people who are in work they loathe doing every day and some (a rare few) who love what they do every single minute of every day! The fortunate few, you might …

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[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pussy Riot: Sexual Language and the Power of a Small Band of Women

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
Update: Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot escaped Russia on Sunday to prevent their arrests and organize protests following the conviction and imprisonment on charge of hooliganism of three of their members by the Putin-led government.
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What turned me around were the photographs of the clean cut young woman with the off-center part whose hair remained meticulously in place even when she was on trial or holding her fist in the air just as the Black Panthers did when I was her …

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