So it’s day three of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. FACT: One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from partner. More facts in this infographic and this list.
FACT: Gender-Based violence is NOT just about rape or other physical violences. It’s also about awful stereotyping. Like the Barbie book that teaches girls that boys are better at computers (UGH!). Luckily the internet got back at it quickly. #FeministHackerBarbie FTW!
Seriously though: what awful things society teaches girls that we are completely oblivious about! The Honest Trailer take on The Little Mermaid really hit hard.
Also, our vice-president just proposed that women should have less working hours so that they would have more time with their children. Because apparently women are supposed to work AND take care of their children (and clean the house and make coffee for their husband when he finally comes home, no matter what time that would be). Sigh. I ought to write a whole rant on this one.
In other news, our first daughter shunned special treatment in the civil service exams, which is great.
And for a random link: Hidden Spaces, an art project that showcases the space that famous painting figures occupy. Hmm.