I was afraid that by identifying as a Javanese woman, I would be mistaken for being submissive, accepting and feminine. I would be misunderstood as being passive, when there is power in subtlety, courtesy, initiative, emotional mastery and consciousness...Read More
These actresses are being condemned for participating in #metoo because of their privilege, while we’re forgetting that talking about abuse is terrifying at best…Read More
Scattered houses of veneer boards and rusty tin sheets pressed against each other along streets full of dust, are filled with abuse, heartbreak and pain…
I have been travelling through Pakistan, which on its own, is a country of many paradoxes. It is regularly featured near the bottom end of the gender equality indexes in many white papers yet many have forgotten it gave rise to the first female prime minister of a Muslim majority country.Read More
As a child who grew up in a suburban bubble in Minnesota, coming to Flores de Villa was shocking. I was unaware of the poverty that existed, and to see it first-hand changed me forever...Read More
You tell me, eyes clouded by the heaviness, of a culture that has long moved away from your history, yet you cling to so stubbornly...Read More
A cricketer used a sleazy line on a sports reporter, asking her on a date during an interview and when she declined on live television, he pulled out the following line...Read More
It is overwhelmingly apparent to me that, worldwide, there is a gender bias, generally pro-male and generally negative towards females.Read More
When that kind of visual programming is pervasive, and generations grow up watching that kind of trash on a nightly basis, is it any surprise when these countries have fairly high domestic violence rates?Read More
Given the current socio-political climate, silence and passive resistance are no longer luxuries one can afford to indulge in...Read More
Welcome to our newest theme!
Gender issues affect us all, regardless of our borders. This month, united, we look at the misconceptions, the pain, the triumphs and the lessons that have impacted our team.
To our transgender friends, we would love to represent you in this issue. If you have a third-culture story to share, have a look at our guidelines and please send your article in to email@example.com
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)
Growing up in Pakistan and Malaysia, navigating the fine line between culture and religion caused me a fair amount of grief and I found it difficult to watch respected members of society engage in archaic and detrimental cultural practices in the name of Islam.Read More