by Eleni Maria Rozali
Gender binaries are ingrained from the moment people are born: blue is for boys and pink for girls.
Therefore, segregation usually starts from the moment that mum starts decorating the nursery as well.
Then, there are girls’ films – boys’ films, girls’ toys – boys’ toys, and the list goes on and on. Society imposes this segregation in more ways than we are willing to admit.
shared by Eleni Maria Rozali
Michelle Obama was grooving to the tunes of Beyoncé, Demi Lovato and Esperanza Spalding as she celebrated the International Day of the Girl on Sunday. The US first lady tweeted Sunday a link to a “girl power” music playlist on the streaming music platform Spotify. The United Nations has designated 11 October to promote awareness of gender inequality around the world.
by Jenn Warren
While not specifically about gender equality, this pertinent yet lighthearted Guardian video commentary is too good to pass up: Development with dignity, not stinky t-shirts.
There are a number of myths about the African woman that need dispelling as well. Watch Eliza Anyangwe challenge some of those myths just by being her and telling her own story online, and check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very important “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk that Anyangwe mentions.