Category » Feminism
A photo was posted online of a scene at Swedish clothing line with two new mannequins that are a bit curvier and thicker that the mannequins we see every day.   When many women saw this photo on Women's Right News's online group page they rejoiced, and hoped these models would be displayed in stores.  It was rumored that the photo was taken at H&M, but a spokeswoman for the company has announced that H&M is not planning on using these mannequins, but won’t rule out the possibility of using them in the future. Read More
Do you enjoy men ordering you to smile on the street? How about telling you you’ve got a nice ass? Or maybe just a suggestive whistle while you walk to work? No? Neither do we. That’s why we’re stoked on the Coalition for Gender Equity in Schools’ new youth-led summit about street harassment. On March 25th, middle and high school students will host an event that will engage in a thought-provoking dialogue on the not-so-intelligent dialogue we hear every day while minding our own damn business. Read More
The media has been flooded with a flurry of arguments for and against gun control, women’s rights, and rape since the March 4 vote on passing House Bill 1226; a bill that would ban carrying a concealed weapon on Colorado college campuses.  Rape victim Amanda Collins testified to the House Committee that, had she been able to carry her legal firearm on campus at the University of Nevada at Reno, the story of her rape may have been different. Read More
Objectifying women’s bodies in advertising is hardly something new.  However, Japanese firm Wit Inc. is taking it to a whole new level.  Wit Inc. is now recruiting women to wear stickered advertisements on their thighs, literally turning these women’s legs into billboards.  Paid up to $121 per day, women are required to be over the age of 18, have a significant number of followers on social media websites, and must wear miniskirts that reveal their thighs where the advertisements are plastered. Read More
Nusreta Sivac, one kick ass lady Here’s a not-so-fun fact: rape and crimes of sexual violence were not tried as international war crimes until 1995. In honor of International Women’s Day, The Associated Press published a story today on Nusreta Sivac, a Muslim Bosniak woman whose testimony and tireless work pushed the International Tribunal for War Crimes in Former Yugoslavia to prosecute rape as a war crime. Like many other Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic Croats, Sivac was apprehended by Bosnian Croats during the 1992-1995 Yugoslavian conflict and put in a concentration camp. Read More