Daily Archives For Friday, July 18, 2014

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Dahomey Amazons

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  The Mino (or Dahomey Amazons as they are sometimes known) were the only all-female military unit in modern history, and they were renowned for their unique military prowess. King Houegbadja (the 3rd King of…

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Networked Feminism

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  Networked feminism is a loosely-bounded grouping of all the feminist movements that use today’s most effective means of communication to speak out against sexist acts. There are no specific groups or organizations that would…

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Intersectional Feminism

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Intersectional feminism is a more progressive perception of feminism. It seeks to explain feminism through the undeniably important lens of race, culture, cast, geographical distribution and several other factors that must influence feminist ideology. By…

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Gender-Neutral Languages

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One interesting field of linguistics that overlaps with the empowerment of women is that of gender-specific language. In many languages, different things are assigned a gender, i.e. some words are only grammatically correct when taken…

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Feministiskt Initiativ

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  Several women’s rights groups have formed professional organizations in order to get their voices heard by the respective authorities. Many of them are just organizations that organize peaceful protests or rallies demanding amendments to…

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FIFA Women’s World Cup

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The “beautiful game” would never have the right to bear that name if it wasn’t the most comprehensive and all-encompassing sport in the world. To reflect that, football’s governing association decided to found the FIFA…

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