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#YouKnowMe: powerful but with ease
It is another terrible week for reproductive rights in America: Alabama banned abortion, and there is a bill banning abortion after eight weeks in Missouri. He is characterized by Trump, and the right to wage war on abortion, and there is a real chance that Roe v Wade will be canceled.
However, not only are anti-abortion agents organizing. Women's rights groups are seeing unprecedented donations and energy levels, as actors act to protect a woman's right to control her own body. The new regressive laws encouraged a viral social media campaign, with thousands of women sharing their abortion experience with the hashtag #YouKnowMe.
The #YouKnowMe campaign was started by the actor and at the host talk show Busy Philipps, with the intention of getting rid of the embarrassment around abortion. “1 in 4 women have abortion,” says Philipps tweeted Wednesday. “Many people believe that they don't know someone, but #youknowme. So we do this: if you also have the 1 out of 4, let's share and start the shame. Use #youknowme and share your truth. ”
A large number of women (and men) have joined, including some famous people. Cynthia Nixon, for example, tweeted: “Almost 60 years ago my mother had illegal abortion. It was too small to discuss, but she made sure I knew it had happened. In 2010, my wife had a legal abortion after we found out that her pregnancy was not viable. We can't go back. ”
Hashtag agency has often inspired a lot of smell, but as #MeToo pointed out, online debate can catalyze global change. Because of the stories #YouKnowMe people share there is very personal politics. They paint a powerful picture of the different reasons people get abortion – some are traumatic, some attractive, but none more valid than another.
#YouKnowMe also seizes control of the abortion story. Anti-abortion actors embarrassed and blamed the language we use to talk about the issue, describing themselves as “life”. The real-life stories shared by women with #YouKnowMe are a reminder that there is nothing about the people who would restrict a woman's right to choose; they are only pro-control.
While #YouKnowMe is powerful, it is extremely sad. Women should not have to protect their humanity in public. They should not cause physical independence.
They should not have to broadcast their personal stories to remind legislators that they are not just family transport vessels; they are people.
Na Break the girls;
Women were at the forefront of the huge protests that ended Omar al-Bashir's rule over Sudan, with 70% of the demonstrators according to some estimates. CNN has a cool piece on how the Bashir regime tried to use rape to silence these women. “The girls were broken, because if you break the girls, the men were broken,” said soldiers. The women were not dismissed.
More male managers who are afraid to interact with women
#MeToo is afraid to interact with women at work, according to new research with LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey. Sixty per cent of male managers said they were uncomfortable mentoring, socializing, and face-to-face meetings with women, up 14% on last year. Almost half of male managers said that they were uncomfortable socializing with female colleagues outside the office, and more than a third took active steps to avoid such interactions.
33 women are now in charge of Fortune 500 company
That's up from 32 in 2017 and 24 in 2018. Although the highest figure is ever, it is very sad that women are not only 6.6% of Fortune 500 Chief Executive.
Drinking and depopulation
New research published in Sex Roles magazine He found that women who drink alcohol are considered “less human” and are sexually available. The double standards of drinking, and the way alcohol is used to blame women for sexual assault, and release men are a major reminder.
Lesbian princess with the rescue
It was a very exciting week, so I think we could all do with some Sapphic superhero news. CW has the first exposed trailer for his new Batwoman series, with Ruby Rose as the main guide. An LGBT open actor is a first actor who is openly playing a gay superhero, and is a small sign of progress.
Dogs are the best friend of women
According to new studies, dogs are more likely to obey women than men. This seems to be because women are more sympathetic. I have no idea how scientific this research is, but I think we can all agree that dogs are very good boys.
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