Women Empowerment: The Cha-Cha-Cha

The Movements Regular readers know that this blog focuses on women’s empowerment, discussing issues that affect the lives of women all over the world. By extension, we highlight the living conditions of the people who love the women who we turn the spotlight on, primarily their children and their relationships partners whatever the marital status. A few of the Contributors, women and men, might be active participants in the feminist movement. Active would not describe the involvement of others; sympathetic might be a better word. Then there is me –

Women And Leadership: Lean In Or Living Out?

Lean In??? A few weeks ago, discussing her upcoming article Contributor Clara Brown told me she was writing on “leaving a door open,” for other women by women who are making their way through to the top of their game. As I read through the piece last night, making last edits, the phrase “lean-in” struck me. Ms Brown did not go into the details or origins of the concept in her article that we will post this afternoon. I too will not delve into this Motivational Monday on the lean-in

Motivational Monday: Women’s Empowerment, Humility & Grace

Post Father’s Day Reality Back to the core issues – women matters – this Motivational Monday. Something tells me, however, that it might not all be peaches and cream after a great celebration of Father’s Day. Opened my alerts this morning to find a few stories debating whether women’s empowerment is such a great thing after all. My first reaction, just after reading the headlines, was dismay. “Here they go again, these men, trying to put women back in the kitchen,” I thought. Did we give them too many props

Education For Girls Is Not Problematic, Mrs Duggar

“Labour for learning before you grow old. For learning is better than silver or gold. Silver and gold will vanish away, but a good education will never decay” One Crime – Teaching Girls You might readily recall the vicious attack on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl whose only sin was teaching girls to read. Most of us could only stand and watch in amazement as news of her struggles unfolded, praying she would be safely transferred to the United Kingdom and for her restoration to good health. Her ordeal

In The News: One Sexist Scientist And Intel

Throwback Thursday and it feels as if Sir Tim Hunt wants to drag us kicking and screaming back into the dark ages! Thankfully, the scientific community is not filled with men who think or feel like the Nobel laureate. Tim Hunt reportedly resigned from his place as honorary professor at a UK university yesterday, after his comments about “the trouble with girls in science.” It Was A Joke He was joking or so he now claims but, get this, he was being honest. Well, here is an honest joke for

Wellness: Raising Girls Out Of Poverty

Woman are b****** and ho’s. That is the story fed to many girls for years now. It is one that is reinforced daily in many songs, television mini-series and scandals. Another lie is that women are bitches toward each other. That is a general statement that some make. True as it may be that women can be competitive toward each other, for various reasons and more outwardly than men, but the contrary is also true. Something tells me that the bitches story – and the bossy one as well –

In The News: Football and Females

Welcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 Admittedly, football is the only sport that I would consider spending hours watching. Female football, however, has not been high on the agenda – even with some of the FIFA World Cup 2015 being hosted here in Edmonton, Alberta. The essential message of the event, however, has not missed me. There was some controversy between my hometown and Toronto over this. Apparently, Torontonians were not too happy that we got the opening of the competition. Too bad, too sad as they say. The West