Recently, a man commented on photos taken of me for a local company’s website. While I usually never have problems on social media, his comments were negative and discriminatory. Though I was wearing a tank top and a pair of jean shorts, he told me the pictures were “rather revealing for a so called “feminist.”
“So are you like, a feminist or something?” The question hangs in the air, opinions forming as I hesitate to answer. I can’t exactly pinpoint when feminism became a dirty word, but today’s connotation is fueled by misconceptions and lack of education.
The cracks in the military’s historic glass ceiling are expanding.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced last month that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on women in front-line positions. This landmark decision reverses a 1994 rule that denies women certain combat roles.
By Erica England | firstname.lastname@example.org
To close out Women’s History Month, Flagler College Career Services, along with Assistant Professor Dr. Casey Welch, and Academic Affairs presented a two hour long screening and discussion on film clips that focused on the struggles women face as they fight for equal rights.
The Portrayals of Women in Film screening and discussion was even more prevalent due to the fact that March marked the 90th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote.