An ad campaign conveying a confusing message about rejecting the “Age of Women” has sparked debate and controversy in Japan.
Released by jointly-owned Japanese department store chains Seibu and Sogo just before New Year’s day, the ad features actress Sakura Ando being determined and hopeful about the future.
According to Soranews24, the video starts off with the actress asking: “We don’t need an Age of Women, do we?”
There is no shortage of stories about legendary Japanese samurai warriors in modern pop culture; but most stories only feature the male ones.
Contrary to popular belief, female samurai existed and were just as fierce and skillful as their male counterparts.
It’s quite likely that you’ve never watched anything quite like “Shirkers,” the Sandi Tan-directed documentary that recently made its way to Netflix. You need to go change that.
A Cornell University senior delivered her honors thesis in her underwear after her professor allegedly questioned her attire during a trial run earlier in the week.
The student, Letitia Chai, was wearing a blue button down shirt and cut-off jean shorts when her professor challenged her fashion choice.
Asian feminism is much different from all the other female social movements like mainstream White and Black feminism. We are mistakenly lumped in with White women’s movements and not considered women of color like Latina and Black women. (The latter applies mostly to light-skinned East Asian women since Southeast Asian women never seem to have a voice in that circle either.) And while most Asian women believe this intellectually, they don’t seem to understand how to apply it to their own feminism.
Grace Lee Boggs, activist, feminist, author, and philosopher, touched the lives of many through her work. She authored several books, including “Women and the Movement to Build a New America” and “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” and was the first person to translate some of Karl Marx’s essays from the “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844” to English.
Boggs worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements with her husband, James Boggs, right up until her death on October 5, 2015.
A gun range owner is under fire for what one man is calling “discriminatory practices” against its male patrons. According to CBS Los Angeles, Riverside Magnum Range offers free admission to women every Thursday in an attempt to educate women on handling a firearm.
“The world is crazy and I think it’s something everyone should understand and know how to,” said seventeen-year-old Makayla Gouvea, a Ladies’ Night regular.
Originally published on Everyday Feminism.
Author’s note: I use the word boyfriend here to acknowledge gender. My current experience can only speak to navigating the complexities of being in love and talking about race with a cisgender man, where there isn’t a shared experience of gender or sexual oppression.
In 2015, Zheng Churan was arrested on International Women’s Day, along with four others, for conspiring to hold protests against sexual harassment on public transportation. She was released on bail following a month-long detention in Beijing.
This time, the prominent Chinese feminist, also known as “Big Rabbit,” is calling out Donald Trump.