Por Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo Héctor Abad Faciolince escribe una importante columna en el diario colombiano El Espectador, titulada “Assange, ¿el violador de qué?”. Faciolince denuncia la hipocresía del gobierno británico por hacer de cuenta que está persiguiendo a Julian Assange, fundador de Wikileaks, por violación sexual, no por filtrar cientos de miles de cables, memos, […]Read more "Violación Legítima, Misoginia Distraída"
By Juliana Jimenez Next on your to-watch list should be Belgian filmmaker Sofie Peeters’ documentary about women being verbally harrassed in the street. She also filmed herself in her neighborhood where men call her “whore” or ask her to have sex with her repeatedly. Unfortunately, not to sound too Romneyesque, but I think culture plays a major […]Read more "Belgian Documentary on Street Harassment"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo Hawthorne’s The Birthmark and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are warnings not to meddle with Nature, at first sight. But at their core they are stories of men, who create and shape women to fit their desires; of women as gifts and possessions of men; stories of men who treat and abuse them […]Read more "A Feminist Reading of The Birthmark and Frankenstein"
By Juliana Jimenez Amongst this great interview, Hillary files this gem: MODERATOR 1: Okay. Which designers do you prefer? SECRETARY CLINTON: What designers of clothes? MODERATOR 1: Yes. SECRETARY CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question? (Laughter.) (Applause.) MODERATOR 1: Probably not. Probably not. (Applause.) Related articles Hillary and Designers (gatesofcity.wordpress.com) Bill Clinton: […]Read more "Hillary Clinton on Being Asked about Her Clothes"
By: Andrea Alarcon As I watch the Brazil vs. Germany women’s beach volleyball match to the background song of “I’m sexy and I know it”, I keep getting distracted by the absurdly tanned and toned bodies that are oh so exposed. Let me be clear, this is an open stadium. And we are not in […]Read more "Beach volleyball: let’s all be equally naked, please"
By Juliana Jimenez Photo District News released their new photo magazine for women –aaaand they blew it. There is so much that could be done here –women are outnumbered in photojournalism still and the field remains male-dominated, effectively closing many opportunities for women. The hazards of being a female photojournalist are particular (ehm, Lara Logan, Lynsey […]Read more "Lady Photojournalist Magazine Hurts Both Women and Photojournalism"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo After caving in under international pressure, Saudi Arabia will now allow women to compete in the London Summer Olympics – or one woman, at least, Dalma Rushdi Malhas, Ohio-born and Europe-raised. But it turned out the equestrian show jumper doesn’t meet the requirements, her horse is injured and she will not […]Read more "Saudi Arabia Almost Ends Gender Apartheid"