On January 23rd 2017, president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed an anti-abortion executive order that has far-reaching consequences for women’s reproductive health access worldwide. “Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy, also known as the global gag rule, which was first put in place by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. It prohibits giving U.S. funding to international nongovernmental organizations that offer or advise on a wide range of family planning and reproductive health options if they include abortion ― even if U.S.
Are you a #girlboss? Are you passionate about women’s issues? Do you believe in empowering young girls? Perhaps, you find yourself having a lot of free time in your hands. If that’s the case, let me introduce you to Girls Action Foundation. Founded in 1995, it focuses on providing a space for girls to speak out about current issues in their society as well as helping them to build the skills needed to create a movement. They want them to realize they “have the power to be agents of social change”.
Social Anxiety Disorder, or Social Phobia, is a mental illness that affects many people around the world and interferes with their everyday lives. It can quickly become dangerous as they may also suffer from Depression and substance abuse. More information on this disorder can be found in this article. As for how to help, there are many organizations where anyone can help.
Olivia hallisey, a Junior High School student,, she soon became interested in the research of Ebola outbreak after seeing how quickly it grew. She looked into various tools and found there were few, those were difficult to use and expensive. The ELISA kit proved to be the most reliable, however its dependency on cold temperature made it slow and inefficient, by the time one person would be diagnosed they’d have already infected several others,spreading exponentially faster than it could be diagnosed.
This is a 2010 Calvin Klein advertisement which publicizes jeans. The image contains three men and a woman enclosed in a cage. Two of the men are half naked and wear only the advertised jeans, while the other man is wearing a half-opened shirt. The woman however is almost completely naked, wearing only a sexy bra.
For the past few decades, the term “selling sex” has become a common method to advertise almost any type of products with the use of sexualized images (Wade and Sharp 163). In most cases, women are displayed in very specific ways, where their bodies are exposed and used to the point of objectification.
Welcome to world of advertising! Where companies use sexual innuendoes, half-naked women and a few cleverly written slogans to capture the attention of consumers for a product that is camouflaged amongst all these tactics.
Submitted by frootloops on February 27, 2017 - 3:34pm
In this advertisement for the portable gaming system called the PlayStation Vita, a faceless woman is shown to have two sets of breasts, one on her front and one on her back. The tag line, “touch both sides for added enjoyment,” is written in a small minimalist font and is positioned in the bottom right corner. Unsurprisingly, the poster focuses on the provocatively clothed woman and not on the advertised product.
Submitted by JFalcon27 on February 27, 2017 - 3:26pm
Most people would be surprised to find out that many of their favourite chocolate bar companies can have extremely sexist commercials. For instance, a little while back, my friend had showed me a Australian Snickers commercial. This commercial clearly uses women’s bodies as sexual objects throughout the advertisement. In addition, we notice that women are portrayed as being irrational human beings.