This post is a bit late as everyone has been busy with SXSW [Austin, Texas arts festival] and the Women's History Blogathon but I want to take a moment to celebrate the success of Latinitas.
Last week the Latinitas co-founders [Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon] flew to Miami to attend the award ceremony for their nomination for the Positive Impact Award of Hispanicize 2015. The candidates were many, and all doing important work to advance Hispanics in USA, but Latinitas took…Continue
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Being the first female president just sounds so crazy! I've never considered myself as a person who could become a president -- I can be pretty shy at times -- but being the first female president would be such an honor!
Of course, I automatically want to say that I'd solve all the problems as president, but that's so hard to do, even within four years. There are always new problems coming up, so fixing every problem is near impossible. So to dial it down a bit, I'll…Continue
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Just becoming the first woman president of the United States is a huge milestone in itself. It is a milestone for women but all of society as well. It’s no secret that women still aren’t treated equally in the US, and it’s time for something to change.
As the first woman president I would put focus on eliminating gender bias at the workplace. Women began working in professional settings decades ago. But age old prejudices still stand in our way. Women sometimes get paid less than men…Continue
Added by Barbi Ann Barbee on March 27, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments
What an intimidating question!
There are sooo many important ways to address this, but I will keep it brief and focus on issues that are particularly close to my heart.
If I were first female president I would work hard to ensure that not only are women in the USA treated with respect and diginity but that our sisters in other countries are as well.
Reality is, though discrimination and misogyny [a dislike of women] exist in this country we are also INCREDIBLY lucky.…Continue
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Being a feminism is the most important title that I could ever give myself. I seek to improve the lives of others via the use of equality. I actively believe that everyone, who is qualified, should get the chance to do what they want without feeling constricted by societal norms.
Let’s start out by defining this term. Don’t…Continue
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Feminism: the belief that all women deserve equal rights to men.
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Registration is open for Summer Journalism @ NYU!
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2015 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship
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Feminism to me, is a belief system where you are an advocate for gender equality. Feminism in my life has been played out through me wanting to be seen as "worthy" as men are because I feel our society really devalues women and their voice. Being a feminist is wanting a better future, where your daughters and sons do not feel that they have to be forced into a role they are unhappy with just to meet society's expectations. Feminism to me is wanting to live in a world where you are seen as…Continue
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Today, Feminism is seen as a thing of the past, and I haven't met many Latinas who Identify as a feminist, from my point of view it might be a culture conflict because In the old days, most of the time feminists were predominantly anglo, but its grown to more then that. Feminism isn't a woman's issue, its everyone's. We are all in the cause together, to make it equal for all. Feminism is important for the on coming generations because women need to keep standing up for their beliefs and…Continue
In my opinion feminism is the movement to seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women. Not only employment rights, but in education, political, social and cultural. Fighting to have the same right and opportunities is very important because every human being is the same. What a feminist do is fight for women’s rights, the right to vote, the right to have a good job, the right to get paid well, the right to be respected, the right to speak up their mind and all the rights women…Continue
Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on March 26, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments
Attending SXSW last week for Latinitas actually proved very empowering as far as female identity!
In a world where women often face discrimination in the workplace SXSW panels were nonetheless bursting with successful female leaders.
From directors at mult-million dollar companies like Uber and HBO, to fashion leaders like Lucky Magazine editor-in-chef Eva Chen and makeup guru Michelle Phan, SXSW presented a diverse pool of business genius that also happened to be…Continue
Added by mariel on March 26, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments
The advice I can give to younger girls is to always be yourself, because God made each an every one of us unique don't pretend to be someone else or try to be someone else We have a lot to offer , and help others so we must always be kind and appreciate the people who love us and are there for us. I thank God simply for one more day to live and his great love for us. Be the best you can be, enjoy your youth years as much as possible don't stress with school , take your time and be…Continue
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Dearest Young Vianey,
You are so lucky that I can't get my hands on you because I would punch you for all the dumb cringe-worthy things that you’ve caused. They still haunt me when I least expect it.
Which brings me…Continue
I write this letter to make you more aware of thinking about your future. Please, think about your future!!
I want to tell you that it wont be easy if you quit getting low grades at school, is not going to help you. Start getting involve in things that are going to benefit your formation at school. Find new friends that can be helpful for you and not the ones that you have, they are not benefit you in anything.
I know that you are having so much fun, but that…
Added by Ariadne Venegas on March 25, 2015 at 8:18pm — No Comments
Remember that it's okay to feel things. It's the one thing I wish I knew when I was growing up. Even to this day, at 21 years old, I forget that feeling emotions is okay. So try not to ever forget that.
If you're sad because of a loss in the family or sad because a member of your favorite boy band quit, it's okay. You have every right to feel any and all emotions that you feel. Don't ever let anyone else tell you otherwise.
And it's best to ignore when anyone…Continue
Added by Gissel Gonzalez on March 25, 2015 at 8:16pm — No Comments
I would tell younger girls to study and take advantages of every opportunity they have in life. Do not waste time doing things that will not make you feel proud of yourself all the time. Also do not let other people tell you, you cannot do something you want. Be brave all the time and fight for your dreams. Always follow your heart and make whatever makes you happy. Love your family, friends and life all the time. No matter how you feel, you are worth a lot more than you think. Remember to…Continue
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