The Other Half

Looking at noteworthy initiatives for fairer gender opportunities

This week’s roundup: protest against burkini ban; passing feminism to our daughters; photographing women of colors and Irish women tweeting abortion journey

This week, we have seen:

ACTIVISM

Beach party protest against French Burkini ban The Independent reports on women in London throwing a beach party in front of the French embassy in protest against recent bans against Burkini.

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Photo credit: French agency AFP saw a ticket given to the woman by police, which said she was not ‘wearing an outfit respecting good morals and secularism’. Photograph: Vantagenews.com

EDUCATION

How do we pass feminism onto our daughters? Beautiful poem about transmission and education for our future feminist daughters, reported by Quartz.

Photographing women of colors so that they are truly seen The Guardian writes the beautiful portrait of Amaal Said, a Danish-born Somali poet and photographer living in London, who “is quietly revolutionising the way Muslim women and women of colour are portrayed in our culture”.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

@TwoWomenTravel live tweets a typical journey to legal abortion Quartz reports on two Irish women live tweeting about their journey to England to get an abortion.

@TwoWomenTravel live tweets a typical journey to legal abortion

Quartz reports on two Irish women live tweeting about their journey to England to get an abortion.

Photographing women of colors so that they are truly seen

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Amaal Said. Photograph: Amaal Said

The Guardian writes the beautiful portrait of Amaal Said, a Danish-born Somali poet and photographer living in London, who “is quietly revolutionising the way Muslim women and women of colour are portrayed in our culture”.

How do we pass feminism onto our daughters?

Beautiful poem about transmission and education for our future feminist daughters, reported by Quartz.

Beach party protest against French Burkini ban

The Independent reports on women in London throwing a beach party in front of the French embassy in protest against recent bans against Burkini.

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Photo credit: French agency AFP saw a ticket given to the woman by police, which said she was not ‘wearing an outfit respecting good morals and secularism’. Photograph: Vantagenews.com

The ban went as far as to encourage policemen to make women undress on one of Nice’s beaches (Guardian).

This week’s roundup: breastfeeding in public, protests against sexual crime and running clubs to fight sexism

This week, we have seen:

EDUCATION/ACTIVISM

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Photo credit: The Skinny

Why are women still embarrassed to breastfeed in public? Poetess Hollie McNish and Independent Films bring us the hard truths on society’s paradoxical views of breastfeeding mothers.

Peruvian women take to the street against sexual crime The Guardian reports on women in Peru taking to the street to protest against sexual violence, in a move described by the country’s women’s minister as “a cry against impunity”.

Saudi women set up secret running clubs against sexism Quartz explores the fate of Saudi women competing in underground running clubs in a country where they are not even allowed to drive.

Saudi women set up secret running clubs against sexism

Quartz explores the fate of Saudi women competing in underground running clubs in a country where they are not even allowed to drive.

Peruvian women take to the street against sexual crime

The Guardian reports on women in Peru taking to the street to protest against sexual violence, in a move described by the country’s women’s minister as “a cry against impunity”.

This week’s roundup: #menstrualequality; Hijab for men; #CanYouHearUsNow and fighting cliches with ballet in Iraq

This week, we have seen:

POLITICS

It’s time for #menstrualequality The Guardian reports that the NY state has banned the ‘tampon tax’.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

Hijab for men NowThis reports that men in Iran are wearing the hijab to protest against restrictive dress codes imposed to women in the country.

#CanYouHearUsNow: speak out against Trump The New York Times reports on the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ call for Muslim women to speak out after Trump speculated that the mother of a fallen soldier was silent on stage at the Democratic National Convention because she “wasn’t allowed” to speak

EDUCATION

Breaking taboos with ballet in Iraq Reuters reports on young girls in Iraq fighting cliches with ballet.

Why are women still embarrassed to breastfeed in public?

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Photo credit: The Skinny

Poetess Hollie McNish and Independent Films bring us the hard truths on society’s paradoxical views of breastfeeding mothers.

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