Posts Tagged ‘gender’
We are still waiting to see who is the Female President in America. However, Obama has been called the first Female, Asian-America, Hispanic, Jewish, Gay President. When I hear these labels, I think about 20 years from now, when the world will not be able to label us, but forced to know us through dialogues before quickly attempt to paint us. Instead be the First to say, I have or know someone who cares about specific problems in the world.
India. A country known for Mahatma Gandhi, spiritualism, and emerging technology. It’s also a tough culture for women – and it’s for this reason that Women on Change wishes to provide the tools for women to overcome and succeed. Why India such a difficult country for women? This blog post will give some background on why we want to focus our efforts on cultures such as that found in India.
“The time to test the public gender dysphoria is now!”-Jeanose Lexima
I hope you are having a Great Day or Great Night on Easter. My favorite word on Easter is the Slavic meaning, which means “Great night or Great Day”.
We all can use some of the meanings Easter bring to end a war that you are fighting internally, started, witnessed, been silent about, don’t understand, defeated and come to peace with. In doing so, you will help save a life and live in peace with yourself and your neighbors. We have fought wars and continue to fight more wars. We continue to fight worldwide inequality, wealth, education, access, health, gender, race, our differences, food and the list goes on. Can you imagine how many less wars we would be fighting if we were honest and determined to live peacefully with one another? No wars are easy, however I believe the peace war save more lives.
If the two women and the male minority who dropped off from the republican race were still in it, do you think race would be as big of an issue? We will never know now.
We have seen the headlines that race relations are worse in America despite the country’s first “Black” president looking out for his country. What I know is this this. If Obama was “unfit” for job, he would not be in office today. America may have moved past auctioning its “black” race and showing the world that it has been improving race issues, yet she has a long way to go of showing it. Speaking from an “immigrant” perspective more is always needed, but we do too little exploiting the great things America has accomplished on race. Some people in America did not expect this major improvement so quickly and are still stuck in the past. Sometimes we hope for something and when it is a reality, we either fail to see the good of it or try to undo it. This is why the media and so called politicians make race a huge issue and do nothing to help make it better.
While the majority of Americans fought to see race relations improved, the truth is hard to ignore when you watch political races, the media and people representing us in government and at work. The divisive words are hard for an immigrant like me to hear from the media, my politicians and bosses at work. I question what Americans, those who are over 50 (all Races) born, raised in this country all their lives truly feel. The improved race problem in America is no different than gender inequality women face in the country. America can try to eliminate its race issues. Before this happen, Americans (all the immigrants) need to be honest and work hard to eliminate gender inequality, which will ultimately minimize its race issues.
By Guest Blogger HEIDI NEL
I’m a firm believer that everything in life is a reflection of the conversations that exist between people, groups, communities, and society at large. Things – whether tangible or not – have their origins in language, exist in cultures, and permeate society through conversation. This is evident in fashion trends, viral videos, binding acts such as marriage, projects like the World Wide Web, and even the space station. Common denominator? Language. A thought becomes a word and gains exponential traction by way of conversations. The most powerful channel we have to distribute these conversations is the media. Particularly the news media.