iwffsimmonscollege:

Marissa
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVALAPRIL 5, 2014SIMMONS COLLEGE

iwffsimmonscollege:

Marissa

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
APRIL 5, 2014
SIMMONS COLLEGE

"Sheryl Sandberg is working with Getty Images to add thousands of new photos to their image database—including photos of women leading meetings, girls at computers and men with their children. She wanted to stop perpetuating gender stereotypes and represent women and families in more empowering ways, according to the New York Times.”

passivemanipulations:

Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power.  I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:

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Women are so so powerful.

(via fearlessfeminism)

theatlantic:

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theatlantic:

The Female Face of Poverty

Let me state the obvious: I have never lived on the brink. I’ve never been in foreclosure, never applied for food stamps, never had to choose between feeding my children or paying the rent, and never feared I’d lose my paycheck when I had to take time off to care for a sick child or parent. I’m not thrown into crisis mode if I have to pay a parking ticket, or if the rent goes up. If my car breaks down, my life doesn’t descend into chaos.
But the fact is, one in three people in the United States do live with this kind of stress, struggle, and anxiety every day. More than 100 million Americans either live near the brink of poverty or churn in and out of it, and nearly 70 percent of these Americans are women and children.
Read more. [Image: Barbara Kinney]

theatlantic:

The Female Face of Poverty

Let me state the obvious: I have never lived on the brink. I’ve never been in foreclosure, never applied for food stamps, never had to choose between feeding my children or paying the rent, and never feared I’d lose my paycheck when I had to take time off to care for a sick child or parent. I’m not thrown into crisis mode if I have to pay a parking ticket, or if the rent goes up. If my car breaks down, my life doesn’t descend into chaos.

But the fact is, one in three people in the United States do live with this kind of stress, struggle, and anxiety every day. More than 100 million Americans either live near the brink of poverty or churn in and out of it, and nearly 70 percent of these Americans are women and children.

Read more. [Image: Barbara Kinney]

Happy International Women’s Day! Today’s Google doodle is dedicated to women.  Score!

Happy International Women’s Day! Today’s Google doodle is dedicated to women.  Score!

lostsplendor:

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920” (via MinnPost)

lostsplendor:

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election, 1920” (via MinnPost)

(via lostsplendor)

theatlantic:

Binders Full of Women: A Meme That Means Something

Romney did a good job appointing women to high office in the context of a bipartisan statewide push to get him to do so as a new governor, but a terrible job in finding and promoting women to senior roles in the context of the high-paying private sector business he built himself. That may be why, by his own admission, his social power network when he came into office led to all all-male pool of job applicants. And as any woman with a job knows, getting the job is not the same a being paid the same amount as male colleagues for it — the question on the table before Romney Tuesday night, and one he ultimately punted on.

Read more. [Image: Binders Full of Women]

theatlantic:

Binders Full of Women: A Meme That Means Something

Romney did a good job appointing women to high office in the context of a bipartisan statewide push to get him to do so as a new governor, but a terrible job in finding and promoting women to senior roles in the context of the high-paying private sector business he built himself. That may be why, by his own admission, his social power network when he came into office led to all all-male pool of job applicants. And as any woman with a job knows, getting the job is not the same a being paid the same amount as male colleagues for it — the question on the table before Romney Tuesday night, and one he ultimately punted on.

Read more. [Image: Binders Full of Women]


Both Campaigns Want Tonight’s Female Presidential Debate Moderator to Shut the Hell Up Erin Gloria Ryan, jezebel.com
DNC Chair Rep. Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz reas­sured the pub­lic on Mon­day that she was pret­ty sure that dur­ing the Pres­i­den­tial debate on Tues­day, the can­di­dates wouldn’t for­get to talk about women like they did last time. I mean, it’s …

Both Campaigns Want Tonight’s Female Presidential Debate Moderator to Shut the Hell Up
Erin Gloria Ryan, jezebel.com

DNC Chair Rep. Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz reas­sured the pub­lic on Mon­day that she was pret­ty sure that dur­ing the Pres­i­den­tial debate on Tues­day, the can­di­dates wouldn’t for­get to talk about women like they did last time. I mean, it’s …