There is a direct connection between women being undervalued and women internalizing this attitude and undervaluing themselves.
It's still the Old Boys' Club that we women forget to consider when we keep trying to do our best work, ridiculously thinking that if we can only get it right, our bosses, the guys at the top, will recognize us and reward us. But since that hasn't happened, we'd better wise up.
I was sexually assaulted in Mozambique in 1997. While my attacker got it away with it then -- I had hoped that things had since improved.
The feminism I believe in is about choice; I want to be able to choose what I do with my life, how I look and what I choose to wear and yet still be taken seriously. That's because I want to choose not to be considered just for my looks but also for my intelligence.
In 2014, we look at many of those past inequalities as unjust, often struggling to understand why these people were denied equal rights for so long. This begs the question, what will future generations view as unjust in our current society?
Investing in women is not a luxury; it is important for human rights, for progress, for a country's success.
The kind of love-of-neighbor Jesus taught is neither wimpy nor namby pamby. It takes action.
"I don't think there is a civil society in Afghanistan. There are many people from overseas who are working in Afghanistan, but they will leave as soon as there is some turbulence."
Arthur: Ah Jill, my favorite New York Times, 60-year-old woman journalist, come on in! Jill: Wish you wouldn't call me that, but hey, why did you want to see me?
At WomanCare Global, we empower women to choose whether and when they'll have children. We want to ensure that every aspect of the supply chain has been audited and addressed.
If making Josh was a journey for Iram as a first-time filmmaker, all the grassroots promotion she's done has been another adventure in itself. Her enthusiasm and work ethic are impressive and make clear how strongly Iram believes -- as well she should -- in the value of her art.
"The most important factor is the conservatism that prevails with respect to social issues. Lack of education and economic poverty are other factors. Women are consistently used as a means of labor in families."
The written word is a vehicle for social change. The stroke of a pen can incite a call to action against unquestioned forms of injustice. For decades, journalism has been used as a medium to advance women's rights movements.
"The key to our success, as testified by history, is our national unity. We must protect our Islamic unity and brotherhood and adhere to it."
Maybe, in some small way, Asante's Belle will lead men the world over to recognize that equality and justice for all of humankind is the foundation of freedom, democracy and peace. Asante's Belle reminds us that women are as free by nature as the men we give life to.
There will be plenty of opportunities for sexual experiences on campus. The hook-up culture is seductive, but don't let wanting to be cool influence your decisions about sex.