Women's Rights = Human Rights?
Featured guests included Kyle Turner, Student at the University of Hartford, and Carolyn Treiss, Executive Director of the CT Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.
More Information and Ways YOU Can Take Action
Women for Change, University of Hartford
YWCA Hartford Region
National Organization for Women
Feminists don’t hate men. But it wouldn’t matter if we did
Jessica Valenti, The Guardian U.S.
Why feminism needs men
Rebecca Solnit, The Nation
Black America’s hidden tax: Why this feminist of color is going on strike
Brittany Cooper, Salon
Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In
bell hooks, The Feminist Wire
Zerlina Maxwell: “I’m making a pitch for more public male allies”
Sarah Galo, The Guardian U.S.
So you want to be a male feminist? Maybe don’t.
Kat Stoeffel, NY Mag
Emma Watson? Jennifer Lawrence? These aren’t the feminists you’re looking for
Roxane Gay, The Guardian U.S.
-Learn about feminism and the experiences of women; expose yourself to other voices-social media is a great tool for learning from and connecting with those that are different from you
-"Plug in the mic" and speak your mind when you see or hear injustice around you
-Take risks to ignite conversations about gender, gender roles, feminism, and allyship
-Work to pass the Equal Rights Amendment
-Encourage others to be engaged on issues of gender equity
-Hold policy makers, who vote on issues regarding equal pay, maternity leave, and scores of other issues, accountable; Email and call state lawmakers
-Encourage men to stand up to other men on issues of gender based violence and gender equity; Encourage men to stand up for women
-Use your skills and tools you possess to make a positive change- whether that is film, art, music, writing, politics etc.
-Be clear and intentional about language use; use preferred pronouns, educate yourself on the affects of language
-Check individual privilege in matters of gender, race, sexuality, ability, location etc.
What will you do to promote gender equity? What are you already doing? Let us know!